Chrissy Teigen Posts Photos Of Baby Miles Wearing A Tiny Helmet For His ‘Flat Head Syndrome’

by Kim Wong-Shing
Kim Wong-Shing is a staff writer at LittleThings. Her work spans beauty, wellness, pop culture, identity, food, and other topics. She is a contributing writer at NaturallyCurly, and her work has also appeared in HelloGiggles, Lifehacker, Wear Your Voice Magazine, and other outlets. She grew up in Philadelphia, attended Brown University, and is now based in New Orleans.

Chrissy Teigen opened up about her baby’s new helmet on Twitter, and now the thread is 100% flooded with adorable baby helmet photos.

Chrissy and her husband, John Legend, welcomed their youngest child, Miles, in May. Recently, Miles began wearing a helmet “for his adorable slightly misshapen head,” Chrissy tweeted. “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.”

As if to prove her point, Chrissy then posted two photos of Miles in his new helmet, and OMG. Cute is an understatement.

Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, is a common condition that affects around one in five babies.

So naturally, there were plenty of other moms who read Chrissy’s tweet and thought, “Wow! Mine too!”

And luckily for the internet, they went ahead and posted photos of their own helmeted babies. So many helmeted babies. This is a treasure of a Twitter thread, folks.

Chrissy Teigen, former model and current mom extraordinaire, just posted on Twitter about her son, Miles, getting fitted for a helmet.

The helmet is designed to help with Miles’ positional plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome.

It also happens to look pretty dang cute.

As with any time a mom posts about anything, there were definitely some haters in the replies to Chrissy’s tweet.

But this time, they were effectively drowned out by MORE CUTE BABIES IN HELMETS.

Many parents were really grateful to Chrissy for going public about this incredibly common issue. They posted dozens and dozens of photos of their own babies in adorable helmets.

Some of which were even decorated, like this pilot baby.

Or this R2-D2 babe.

There were also multiple minions — a fabulous idea.

Some parents of older children chimed in to demonstrate that, post-helmet, their kids’ heads turned out just fine.

See? Round, symmetrical heads for everyone.

Indeed, flat head syndrome affects about one in five children, and most of them turn out just fine, the Conversation reports.

There are steps to help prevent it, like regular supervised tummy time. But some babies, like premature ones, are more predisposed to the condition.

Basically, babies’ heads are just really soft, man.

Helmets are rarely recommended for the condition, according to the NHS. A baby’s skull shape will often improve naturally over time.

Accordingly, Chrissy assured some concerned fans that she wasn’t “promoting” the helmet — just sharing what she and John chose to do with Miles.

“Miles has been seeing a physiotherapist — we didn’t just go straight to helmet,” she tweeted.

“We tried muscle work and will continue. Also your flat headed kid turned out fine yes yes yes I agree,” she wrote. “Just didn’t want you guys to see pictures and wonder. Not promoting anything. Just sharing our story!”

And for all the adorable baby photos she inspired, we are thankful.