4-Month-Old Baby Needs To Wear A Helmet, So The Entire Family Joins Him

The Gutierrez family has taken the internet by storm with some pictures of a normal Saturday morning in their home in southern Texas.

If you’ve ever had a three year old and a baby in the same house, you know that some things can get pretty crazy, wacky, stressful, or fun. Rolling with the sometimes strange requests from the children is often the best way to stay sane and keep everyone in the house happy.

When Shayna and Gary Gutierrez found out that their four month old son, Jonas, had a severe case of brachycephaly, they knew they had to act fast. Brachycephaly is a form of flat head syndrome that’s mostly a cosmetic issue that widens a baby’s face if left alone. It’s very treatable, with a simple baby-sized helmet.

Shayna told LittleThings that she felt guilty at first, but she got over it very quickly. There’s no need for any parent to feel guilty about this condition, as it’s incredibly difficult to completely control how the baby sleeps. Jonas’ head may have also been shaped in the womb since he was such a big baby.

Now that he has his helmet, he will be just fine. It’s also been an incredible learning experience for his big sister, Camila. It’s helped her learn how to act around others who are a little bit “different” from herself.

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When Shayna brought the helmet home, Camila was very excited. She thought it was so cool that she immediately asked her mom for her own bike helmet.


Soon enough, she’d roped her father, Gary, into the helmet club. Even something as simple as eating breakfast now requires strapping on the protective gear these days! Shayna jokes that “having 2 young kids can be tough so helmets are probably a good idea anyway.” It’s so true!


Since Jonas is just four months old, he doesn’t really notice his helmet or his sister’s inclusive gesture. As you can see here, he’s taken to his helmet very well, and is a very happy boy now that his head and face will remain the right shape. He’ll have to wear the helmet for another three to six months.


He’ll have plenty of company from his family, though. It’s already become pretty normal for everyone to walk around the house wearing their bike helmets. Shayna told LittleThings that “we are glad that people find it…

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