Today, the world awaited Kate Middleton and Prince William to emerge from St. Mary‘s hospital in Central London where the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to the couple’s first child, a son whose name is yet to be revealed.
Around mid afternoon, after Kate’s parents, Prince Charles and step-grandmom Camila Parker-Bowles and other relatives got to see the baby, the royal couple emerged from the hospital to a jubilant crowd that had gathered outside the exclusive $4,000+ per night private Lindo Wing.
Introducing, their Prince.
Kate looked strikingly beautiful and so not how most women who have just labored over 7 hours and delivered would look the day after having a vaginal birth. Ugh! So lucky!
And William cradled his baby like a proud papa…
A friend of mine catching the scene online pointed out this:
Check out the unsafe and awkward way they strapped that little Prince, Future King of England in his infant seat! So not how it is supposed to be done.
First, they should have a neck brace or rest to support his head and the seat shoulder straps should be adjusted to the lowest setting so it rests snugly against his teenie tiny shoulders. Parents put babies at risk of death when they position them unsafely in their carseats while traveling. And celebrities, in particular, who are already subject to being distracted by chasing paparazzi, really need to be extra cautious.
Second, there shouldn’t be blankets and such separating the baby’s clothes from his safety harness as they interfere with the functions that secure the baby snug and securely in his seat as in this photo.
A popular cure for this problem is the Kiddopotamus Complete Head and Body Support Snuzzler
As baby grows, he also grows into the seat and parents need to adjust the straps to the higher positions until he eventually outgrows his infant car seat and can fit into a convertible or a toddler seat.
For super tiny and preemie babies, there is also a travel car seat that is a safe alternative for rides in the car, an Infant Car Bed for Preemies
…but at 8 pounds 6 ounces, that tiny Prince should be good to go with a Snuzzler and/or a seat adjustment.
Oy! By now, they have made it safely home. Hopefully, someone else took notice and will give these two some carseat training soon for future car rides.