Chrissy Teigen shares her baby’s helmet therapy and Twitter has big feelings

Posted in Baby Health.

TV presenter and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen is mum to two cute kids and she’s just taken to social media to share a relatable update about her youngest.

“Adorable slightly misshapen head”

Sharing an update on Twitter, Chrissy explained that almost seven-month-old Miles is having helmet therapy to help reshape his head, admitting wearing it will probably make him even more adorable.

“Baby Miles getting fitted for a little helmet today for his adorable slightly misshapen head,” Chrissy posted. “So if you see pictures, don’t feel bad for him because he’s just fixing his flat and honestly he’s probably gonna be even cuter with it somehow … I have been told it’s too late for my head.”

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Helmet therapy

Helmet therapy to correct misshapen heads – a condition known as plagiocephaly – in babies usually begins between six and eight months of age (sometimes earlier) and ceases around 12 months (sometimes later.)

Plagiocephaly is very common and presents as a misshapen, flat or uneven head shape. The condition doesn’t impact the development of a baby’s brain, but if left untreated it may change their physical appearance by sparking uneven growth of the face and head. 

Because the bones in a baby’s head are thin and flexible, they may shift during childbirth or be affected by pressure as the baby sleeps or lies in one position a lot. Helmet therapy corrects these shifts, with the helmet often initially being worn for short bursts of time, then working up to 23 hours a day.

Celebrating squishy noggins

Chrissy was keen to talk about here experience with Miles, perhaps suspecting that there were lots of fellow helmet babies out there. 

“My baby bug got his head shaping helmet today!” she posted on Instagram. “Please don’t feel bad for him if you see photos. He is a happy bug and we’re just fixing his flat!”

“Thanks for discussing this on Twitter!” one mum wrote gratefully, sharing an image of her son wearing his own headgear. 

Lots and lots of other parents chimed in as well, sharing brilliant photos of their babies and toddlers in helmets and a little more of their own head-reshaping stories too.

“You guys are very sweet,” Chrissy wrote in response to the enthusiastic helmet sharing thread.

Hello helmet!

“My son had a helmet! It went by so quick and his head is gorgeous now,” one follower posted.

“Babies with helmets are the absolute cutest. Take it from the little munchkin I nanny,” another posted.

“Bonus … You can stick things to your child if you’re a really good parent,” someone else wrote.

A little while later, Chrissy shared photos of Miles sporting his brand new helmet and seems her suspicions proved correct. Miles looks utterly adorable in his hard-working helmet and is officially on the way to a non-flat head! 

So. Stinkin’. Cute!

 Chrissy and Miles




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