Dan Osborne blasted over daughter Ella’s car seat: ‘It should be rear facing’

Dan Osborne has been criticised on Instagram for how he has positioned his daughter’s car seat as followers brand it ‘unsafe’


by Fiona Day |
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He’s still celebrating his recent engagement to girlfriend Jacqueline Jossa, but former TOWIE star Dan Osborne is now faced with a fresh wave of criticism.

After sharing a cute snap of his young children sleeping in the back seat of his car, all attention was on daughter Ella’s car seat.

The reality star’s followers blasted the 23-year-old for how he had positioned his daughter’s car seat, describing it as ‘unsafe’.

One parent pleaded: “She really really needs to be rear facing! If you crash her little bones aren't strong enough! Please please please educate yourself on car seat safety!”

After commentators were slammed for criticising Dan and partner Jacqueline, 22, another follower wrote: “I don't think people are judging Dan or Jacq. People know the rules of the UK law and are concerned for the child's safety, nothing wrong at all about that. Ella is not old enough to be forward facing - facts are facts and people get concerned as they are breaking the law. I love Dan and Jacq but this is wrong.”

Followers blasted Dan for THIS Instapic
Followers blasted Dan for THIS Instapic

The comments continued to flood in, with another concerned fan typing: “She should not be facing forward at all. She wouldn't be able to support the weight of her little head in a accident. Not saying it to be nasty at all but ur risking her life if ur in a collision (sic).”

Some of Dan’s fans leapt to his defence, with one fuming: “Why would u even comment about the safety of his children? Get a life U keyboard warriors (sic).”

Another wrote: “No one heard off forward facing car seats from new born Ffs people need to get a life and stop judging everyone .. clearly got the car seat in a shop that sales car seats and ovbs have it because it's safe (sic).”

According to the government’s guidelines: “Height-based car seats are known as ‘i-Size’ seats… must be rear-facing until your child is over 15 months old. Your child can use a forward-facing car seat when they’re over 15 months old.

“You must check the seat to make sure it’s suitable for the height of your child.

“Weight-based car seats must be rear-facing until your child weighs more than 9kg.

“Which seat they use after then will depend on their weight.”

Dan has since deleted the picture from his Instagram page.

For more information on car safety for your child and where the law stands visit www.gov.uk

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