Babies with Flat Head Syndrome Get Adorably Designed Helmets

These babies know that you don't have to stop having fun while you're healing! They all have flat head syndrome and get to sport stylish helmets thanks to one artistic granny. Paula Strawn says she painted her first helmet after an acquaintance asked her to put a special touch on the plain-looking medical device. Now, Strawn works 12 hours a day, six days a week to keep up with demand.

Flat head syndrome, or plagiocephaly as the condition is medically known, is becoming more and more common as pediatricians encourage safe sleep habits with babies being put to sleep on their backs on a firm mattress. The condition occurs when a flat spot develops on the back or side of a baby's head due to regularly sleeping or lying in the same position. Since the bones in a baby's head are soft, this means that the flat spot and change the baby's head shape. The condition is completely reversible using a specially-fitted helmet, if caught early.

 

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