When 4-month-old Jonas Gutierrez from San Antonio, Texas, was forced to wear a helmet after being diagnosed with Plagiocephaly, his family didn’t want him to feel any different from the rest of them, so they came up with the sweetest way to show their solidarity – they all decided to wear helmets too!
Otherwise known as flat head syndrome, Plagiocephaly occurs when the skull plates fuse incorrectly. “He had an oversized head in the womb, and he sleeps really well, but he sleeps on that one spot,” Gary Gutierrez, Jonas’s father, told ABC News. “He was constantly sleeping on it so it just kept getting worse.”
Because of this, doctors fitted Jonas with a helmet to reshape his head, something he’ll have to wear from three to six months. But when his three-year-old sister decided that she wanted to wear her bicycle helmet so he wouldn’t feel alone, the rest of the family were quick to join in. Their cousin recently shared a picture of them kitted out in their protective headgear on Twitter, and it’s since gone viral with more than 28k re-tweets and almost 115k likes.
Plagiocephaly affects nearly one in two children and can usually be correctly fairly quickly if treated early. The condition is entirely aesthetic and has no major medical consequences.
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When this baby had to wear a helmet to correct his flat head syndrome, his parents came up with a great idea
They decided to wear helmets as well!
Otherwise known Plagiocephaly, flat head syndrome occurs when the skull plates fuse incorrectly
“He had an oversized head in the womb, and…he sleeps on that one spot,” said Jonas’s father
“He was constantly sleeping on it so it just kept getting worse”
Doctors fitted Jonas with a helmet to reshape his head, something he’ll have to wear from three to six months
His 3-year-old sister decided to wear her bike helmet in solitary, so the rest of the family joined in!
They went viral after a cousin shared a picture of them on Twitter
It didn’t take long for people’s hearts to melt
Some people shared pictures of their own children wearing similar helmets