Comments ranged from "he is so cute let's protect this handsome boy by making sure is rear facing" to "please turn his auto seat around, it's not too late!"
According to the regulations posted on the official California Highway Patrol website, an exception is made "if the child weighs 40 or more pounds or is 40 or more inches tall".
In a new video, Kardashian explained that Saint West meets those requirements.
'It's not about me anymore, ' insists the reality star. The CHP states that if this is the case then "the child must be secured in a manner that complies with the height and weight limits specified by the manufacturer of the vehicle seat".
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that all toddlers sit in rear-facing auto seats until the age of two, or until they reach the minimum height and weight requirement, which in California is 40 inches and 40 pounds. "Please turn his auto seat around, it's not too late!"
Followers flooded Kim's post with warnings that the tot should be in a rear-facing vehicle seat considering his age, with posts including, "Needs to be rear facing. Please rear face your children until they max out the seat, usually either 40 or 50 lbs". Kardashian was challenged for allowing such a young child sit in a vehicle seat facing forward. Saint actually weighs more than North (Kim and Kanye's four-year-old daughter), if that is believable.
It's not the first time Kardashian has defended herself for how she chooses to parent her kids.