I must have read this book by Abby Blackburn, an occupational therapist, to my son about a thousand times! He doesn’t remember the time he wore his helmet, but he does see baby pictures of himself wearing his helmet, and this sweet book helps him understand what it was for.
It’s particularly perfect for my son because his helmet was blue. It’s the story of Abby’s son Miller, who wants his Mom to tell him the story about his little blue helmet at bedtime. It does a really nice job explaining about plagiocephaly and baby helmets in a way that young kids can understand. Miller’s Mom tells him about how they were nervous when he first got the helmet, but soon they fell in love with it and he was wearing it everywhere. Miller’s story ends with his helmet graduation day, when his head was finally round.
The illustrations by Angel Dela Pena are lovely. I really recommend this if you want to be able to educate your young child about why they were wearing a helmet, and I imagine it would be great for older siblings of babies who wear helmets so they can understand more about it too.