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We never get tired of seeing celebrities use their platforms for good, and today’s gold star goes to supermom Chrissy Teigen. The model, author and TV host has never shied away from sharing her own ups and downs with parenting, and this week Teigen revealed that her son Miles has been fitted for a helmet to help correct his plagiocephaly, more commonly known as ‘flat head syndrome.’ Although helmets are becoming more common, a celebrity as well known and loved as Teigen sharing Miles’ story goes a long way in helping parents of children wearing helmets feel less alone.

Teigen tweeted on Monday about the helmet for six-month old Miles, her second child with husband John Legend. Writing to her 10 million followers, Teigen tweeted “Baby Miles getting fitted for a little helmet today for his adorable slightly misshapen head. 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 usual, Teigen was right. Miles did get even cuter.


As usual, Teigen kept her sense of humour about the situation, following up her initial tweet by joking “I have been told it’s too late for my head.”

Teigen’s post about Miles helps to normalize plagiocephaly, with many parents quickly posting on Teigen’s Twitter feed to share their own super cute baby helmet pics.


The Twitter thread of babies in helmets includes advice for Teigen, proving that it takes a village. Sometimes that village is on Twitter.


Some parents had fun with their helmets and had them customized.


A mom to twin boys pointed out the added benefits of the helmets, noting that they help protect her sons from bumps and bruises, because BABIES GRAB EVERYTHING.


One mom thanked Teigen for sharing the pic of Miles, saying she often explained her son’s helmet by saying ‘it was like braces for his head.’ That’s a succinct and great explanation that we will borrow in the future.


No parent wants their child to feel different or less than and Teigen’s tweet is already helping parents who are struggling with helmets.


A day that begins with a Twitter thread of baby pics is about as good as it gets. We see the cute baby pics and yes, Chrissy sees them too.