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Various artists decorate baby medical helmets to look fun and cool

Due to medical conditions, like Flat-Head Syndome, some kids have to wear helmets in order to reshape and protect their delicate heads. These helmets usually come in a plain white colour, but some artists are unifying forces to help create a lighter environment, by painting them in colours and recreating their favourite heroes or cartoons on them.

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Flat head syndrome or Plagiocephaly can be caused by the sleeping position. As babies' skulls are very soft during the first weeks and easy moldeable, if they usually stay a long time sleeping in the same position, like sleeping on their backs, they can get a side of the head flattened.

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Fortunately, the syndrome doesn't cause harm to the brain and it doesn't requiere surgery.

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Fortunately, the syndrome doesn't cause harm to the brain and it doesn't requiere surgery.

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That's why for severe cases helmets are used instead. They are custom-molded to adapt perfectly to each skull.

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They help redirect skull growth in a correct position, by a constant but gentle pressure.

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They are usually prescribed to babies aged 4 to 12 months.

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They are usually prescribed to babies aged 4 to 12 months.

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The babies have to wear the helmet 23 hours per day, and the treatment can vary from 2 to 6 months, depending on each case.

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The helmets are light and padded, and the baby gets used to it and forgets about it.

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While the babies may not care that much, it always shocks adults to see a baby with a medical helmet.

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But the colours and familiar images of their favourite characters help destress and create some fun out of the treatment.

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It also looks less shocking for family and friends, and it helps to normalise the syndrome.

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When they leave the helmet the head will have a better shape.

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