When four-month-old Jonas was recently diagnosed with pagiocephaly (also known as flat head syndrome), he was given a helmet to wear to fix the problem. The condition is a common one, and entirely treatable, but Jonas will be required to wear the helmet for 3-6 months.
When big sister, 3-year-old Camila, saw Jonas in his helmet, she decided to show solidarity in the most beautiful way: she went and got her bike helmet and put it on too. Dad Gary wasn't one to be left out, so he put on his helmet, and they enjoyed a family breakfast together.
Mum Shayna shared some photos on Facebook, with the caption, "Solidarity in the Gutierrez home."
Gary told Buzzfeed News Camila is a wonderful big sister. "She's all about inclusion," he said. "She wants her brother to be happy. She doesn't want him to feel different."
"The back of [Jonas's] head is severely flat," Gary said. The helmet will correct the flatness, which was caused by Jonas repeatedly sleeping on his back. And until then, Gary says Saturdays – the only day the entire family gets to spend together – will be helmet days until Jonas's treatment is over.
"I think it will be a normal Saturday routine for our family," he said.
Shayna told Scary Mommy that Jonas and his big sister have a special bond.
"Camila definitely entertains him. She is a mess. She loves bugs and will bring rollie pollies in to climb on him. The helmet will probably save him from a lot of accidents from her. She loves him dearly."