The model and celebrity chef tweeted that 6-month-old Miles was going to be fitted for a helmet used to correct plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome.
“Baby miles getting fitted for a little helmet today for his adorable slightly misshapen head,” she said on Dec. 3 of 2-year-old Luna’s younger brother. “So if you see pictures, don’t feel bad for him because he’s just fixing his flat and honestly he’s probably gonna be even cuter with it somehow.”
“I have been told it’s too late for my head,” she added humorously.
She followed up by sharing a couple of photos of Miles in his helmet and initially got welcoming responses from other parents whose babies went through the same thing.
But Teigen got backlash from some later. They explained how they or their babies were just fine not wearing a helmet.
“Checkin’ in with dolichocephaly over here. I’m fine. No helmet (because was that even a thing in the 80s). My worst struggle is that rigid hats don’t fit my head and my stretchy stocking caps slowly ride up and fly off my head. As a midwesterner this is really the worst part. <3”
“I opted out of the helmet. There’s really no research proving helmets works. And everything they tell you might happen if you opt out is fear based. I felt the helmet was a bit restrictive and might impact his development more than his head. My son was fine not having it.”
It forced the star, who is almost always ready for a clapback, to respond on Twitter Monday.
“Good morning trolls! Just a friendly reminder that you do not indeed know absolutely everything. Miles has been seeing a physiotherapist – we didn’t just go straight to helmet. We tried muscle work and will continue. Also your flat headed kid turned out fine yes yes yes I agree,” she said Dec. 4.
She also made it clear that she was “not promoting anything. Just sharing our story! Thank you back to your bridge now.”