Chrissy Teigen explains why son Miles needs to wear a helmet

Chrissy Teigen has shared that her son has been fitted with a helmet.

The American model, who welcomed her second baby back in the summer, took to Instagram to share a sweet photo of her seven-month-old son Miles in his newly-fitted helmet.

Alongside the adorable photo of her embracing a headgear-adorned Miles, she explained that he was fitted for the helmet to correct a flat area in his head.

‘My baby bug got his head shaping helmet today!’ wrote Chrissy. ‘Please don’t feel bad for him if you see photos. He is a happy bug and we’re just fixing his flat!’

Fans flooded the post with comments thanking the mum-of-two, who recently revealed a photo of her breast-pumping, for sharing the news of her son’s misshapen head and raising awareness of the common issue.

‘Thank you for raising awareness’, wrote one follower, ‘So common! He’s absolutely adorable in it’, wrote another.

One follower praised Chrissy for her honesty, writing: ‘You are so honest and sincere. Thank you for your light, Chrissy’, and another commented: ‘Seeing all of these wonderful people commenting on your child’s cuteness makes me really happy. Thank you for spreading awareness.’

Many fans shared their own stories of using a helmet, writing: ‘My baby also wears a helmet! He is a very happy baby’, ‘My daughter has to wear a helmet for four months after skull surgery for Craniosynostosis’, ‘My son had to wear one as well. He looked so cute in it’ and ‘Good luck to your beautiful son – so adorable in his helmet, my baby girl has just finished her helmet treatment and I found it an emotional journey but I knew I was doing everything I could for her and it helped her loads.’

Chrissy, who is also mum to two-year-old Luna with her husband of five years singer John Legend, is well-known for her transparency when it comes to parenting.

The 33-year-old recently opened up about her struggle with postpartum depression, saying that it lead onto further issues for her before she successfully got it under control.

We hope adorable little Miles manages in his helmet okay!