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.
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.
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.’