Baby experts have chimed iin on Britney Spears’ parenting techniques. A dietician criticizes the pop singer for admitting that she feeds her eight month-old son, Sean Preston, ice cream to help him sleep:
Of course ice cream should only be an occasional treat for baby, and not a regular before bedtime snack.
While Britney might not have broken the law for putting her son in a forward-facing baby seat with loose straps, she certainly didn’t ensure his safety.
The “Car Seat Lady,” an expert on “infant passenger safety,” has confirmed what everyone has said about the picture of Britney driving with Sean slumped over in the back seat of her convertible – the straps were way too loose:
“It’s toward a gross misuse” of the Britax seat, Baer said after examining a photo of Spears ferrying her son in the back seat of her Mini Cooper convertible.
Baby Sean Preston was riding in a forward-facing car seat – which was “in compliance” with California law, Spears’ rep said…
“One year old is a bare minimum to keep a child in a rear-facing seat, and older is recommended,” said Baer. “Babies’ neck bones are still stretchy … and their heads account for about 25% of their body weight.”
That controversial photograph of Sean Preston slumped over in his forward-facing carseat has prompted California lawmakers to introduce a bill that would eliminate grey areas in the state’s carseat law. Under the proposed law, all babies under one would be mandated to ride in rear-facing carseats regardless of their weight. The NY Daily News jokes that the new regulation would be called “Britney’s Law.”
Britney was in NY the past few days, and seemed to bring Sean Preston with her everywhere. This is rare for a celebrity mother, and you can’t say she doesn’t love the little tyke. She just needs a bit more guidance on how to care for him.