Chrissy Teigen recently shared pics of her absolutely adorable baby boy Miles wearing a head-shaping helmet. The model-mama’s Instagram and Twitter posts sparked a bit of a social media storm—with plenty of other parents applauding the sweet photo and sharing their stories, too.
Plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, is a common condition that may affect almost half of all infants. A study published in journal Pediatrics found that 46.6 percent of infants ages 7 to 12 weeks experience this medical issue. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, the incidence of plagiocephaly rose following the initial “Back to Sleep” campaign in 1994. (“Back to Sleep” educated parents on the benefits of putting babies to sleep on their backs, reducing the risk of SIDS.)
Even though Teigen hadn’t spoken publicly about her son’s condition prior to posting on IG and Twitter, the response she got was overwhelming. In an era of constant trolling, seeing the support that the mama to two got was pretty refreshing.
Teigen captioned her IG pic, “my baby bug got his head shaping helmet today! please don’t feel bad for him if you see photos. he is a happy bug and we’re just fixing his flat!”
Responses to the pic and post included comments such as, “He’s such as cutie!! Looking like his daddy!! The helmet works!!”, “He looks like a super hero to me!”, “Baby helmets are the best!” and, “My little man had one for 4 months and it never bothered him for one minute. Thank you for sharing this with us!”
Aww. We think Miles looks entirely awesome, too!
Featured Photo: Chrissy Teigen via Instagram