*Chrissy Teigen has revealed that she and John Legend’s 6-month-old son, Miles, was fitted for a helmet on December 3 to treat a condition known as plagiocephaly, otherwise known as “flat head syndrome.”
“baby miles getting fitted for a little helmet today for his adorable slightly misshapen head,” Teigen tweeted on Monday. “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.”
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— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 3, 2018
The model then joked: “I have been told it’s too late for my head.”
In another post on her Instagram page, Chrissy shared a slightly different snap of Miles in the helmet and captioned it: “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!”
According to HealthyChildren.org, helmet therapy, also known as cranial orthosis, helps correct the shape of a baby’s skull. The helmet, which directs growth from the flat spot of their head, must be worn when the skull is actively growing. While the length of time the child must wear the helmet varies, doctors typically ask for parents to keep the helmet on their children for 23 hours each day, per the American Academy of Pediatrics website.
After Teigen shared photos of baby Miles in his helmet, her followers replied with pictures of their kids wearing helmets.
“Is this the official babies with helmets thread?” one fan tweeted at Teigen, who then replied, “I HOPE SO it is so great!!!”
After another user complimented Teigen on starting a “great thread,” the Lip Sync Battle hosted added: “it is SO cute. you guys are very sweet.”