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This Baby Has To Wear A Helmet So The Whole Family Decides To Step In
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This Baby Has To Wear A Helmet So The Whole Family Decides To Step In

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.

More info: Twitter

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 solidarity, 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

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome! But made me giggle, cause those kids don't care if their family wear helmets XD I'm happy though that such flaws can be corrected in a quite painless way. Hope everything goes fine for those younglings!

Hans
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5 years ago

The baby likely does not have the mental capacity yet to relate his helmet (that he can't see) to theirs, but it is the loving and caring atmosphere that makes the difference – for healthy and non-healthy babies alike!

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Lara B.
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5 years ago

What an awesome family!! Even though the kid is too small to even realise that wearing a helmet is "not normal". I especially like the 3yo who stated it. Parenting done exactly right :)

Master Markus
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5 years ago

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I'm with John. Not sure why he's getting hardcore downvoted. What's so terrible about not looking like a bunch of twats wearing bike helmets in your house for no reason?

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Amy Ferguson
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5 years ago

Precious babies! The baby may not get it, but big sister is setting a great example of empathy and selflessness. Preschoolers are so cool!!!!!

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Alusair Alustriel
Community Member
5 years ago

Awesome! But made me giggle, cause those kids don't care if their family wear helmets XD I'm happy though that such flaws can be corrected in a quite painless way. Hope everything goes fine for those younglings!

Hans
Community Member
5 years ago

The baby likely does not have the mental capacity yet to relate his helmet (that he can't see) to theirs, but it is the loving and caring atmosphere that makes the difference – for healthy and non-healthy babies alike!

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Lara B.
Community Member
5 years ago

What an awesome family!! Even though the kid is too small to even realise that wearing a helmet is "not normal". I especially like the 3yo who stated it. Parenting done exactly right :)

Master Markus
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5 years ago

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I'm with John. Not sure why he's getting hardcore downvoted. What's so terrible about not looking like a bunch of twats wearing bike helmets in your house for no reason?

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Amy Ferguson
Community Member
5 years ago

Precious babies! The baby may not get it, but big sister is setting a great example of empathy and selflessness. Preschoolers are so cool!!!!!

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