Katherine Heigl sparks safety fears over her son’s car seat

Katherine Heigl has sparked safety fears among her fans over her son’s car seat.

The mum-of-three posted an adorable snap of her son, Joshua, on Instagram, where he’s seen looking cosy in his car seat.

Alongside the cute snap, she wrote: ‘Every parent has a few favorite baby products they just can’t live without… and I’m no exception! Items that make life just that little bit easier – bringing peace of mind, saving precious time or simply bringing joy! I’ve shared a few of my “must have” essentials in my latest post on thoseheavenlydays.com. Check it out! #thoseheavenlydays save you time you may not have and worry you can not spare. 😍’

As well as plenty of comments from fans gushing about the little boy, some wrote to comment on his car seat safety.

One said: ‘Is no one else commenting on how his chest clip is too low and not tight enough?’

Another wrote: ‘Not to be “one of those people” but the chest clip really needs to be at armpit level’

However, others also also defended the former Grey’s Anatomy, saying she could have just had the clip lower down to take the picture.

‘How do you know it wasn’t pulled down to take pictures? I’m sure she’s got it under control’, one said.

Another fan wrote: ‘Those busting on the chest clip..he is clearly making a funny face and she decided to snap a pic. My car seat always looks like this until I tighten it. I’m sure she knows how to buckle her kid up. Sheesh!’

Chest clips aren’t used in the UK, but guidelines in the US say it should be lined with the top of the child’s armpits.

In Britain, Mothercare says parents should ensure the ‘harness is at the correct height for your child’ – which for a rear-facing seat is about 2cm below the shoulder, and about 2cm above the shoulder when using a forward facing seat.

Katherine welcomed Joshua Bishop Kelly Jr at the end of 2016. The actress already shared two adopted children with husband Josh, but this was the first time she has become a biological mother.

At 9am one year ago today I had @joshbkelley take this photo of me so I could remember how incredibly pregnant I was right before we left for the hospital and my 12pm scheduled cesarean. Joshua Jr had been in the breech position for over a month and had still not moved an inch a week before his due date so I made the decision to have a cesarean and was incredibly nervous and a little scared this time last year. I had never been hospitalized or had ever had any kind of surgery and had no idea what to expect. The second photo is right before I went in for surgery. Trying to look cool, calm and collected! They numbed me up, gave me some morphine and opened me up. My doctor struggled to get him out because he was really wedged in there and not quite ready to leave the womb. When she finally pulled him out at exactly 12:33pm he didn’t start breathing and they worked quickly to get oxygen in him and start his tiny lungs. @joshbkelley was standing with them when he finally took his first breath. That day, as I slowly came out of the morphine haze and clutched my tiny man to me I thanked the heavens for his breath, his life and for making me a mother three times over. As evening settled in Josh and I got cozy in my hospital room, found one of my all time favorites #SweetHomeAlabama on the tv and just relished in our perfect newborn son. He was so tiny and new, so fragile and tender. As I lay him down to sleep that first night in his very appropriate “welcome to the world” sleep sack I thought the moment would last forever. Yet here we are, a whole year later and it’s only the photos that remind me my brute of a boy was ever so new and small! Now he’s 26 ponds of rolling, tumbling, grasping, giggling, shouting, curious, jolly energy! He is everything and more than I could have hoped for and he has brought our family even more joy, love, laughter, abundance, bliss and yes, exhaustion and exasperation too! It’s been a hell of a year and I could not be more grateful for it or him! Happy Birthday to my little man! Maybe I can make this next year go a little slower!

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Last December, to celebrate her son’s first birthday, Katherine shared the story of her birth on social media, revealing that she delivered him via caesarean because he was breech.

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She explained at the time: ‘Joshua Jr had been in the breech position for over a month and had still not moved an inch a week before his due date so I made the decision to have a caesarean and was incredibly nervous and a little scared this time last year. I had never been hospitalized or had ever had any kind of surgery and had no idea what to expect.’