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Head-Shaping Baby Helmets Turned Into Works of Art

What started out as a favor for her friend has now turned into a full-time business helping babies across the United States. Paula Strawn, a California artist, turns corrective helmets for babies into a work of art.

Plagiocephaly, also known as flat head syndrome, affects nearly 48 percent of infants in the United States. Thankfully the condition is treatable with a helmet that helps guide skull formation. While babies have to wear these helmets for an extended period of time, Strawn wanted them to be fashionable.

“I truly believe that a fun and friendly design on these very useful yet unattractive helmets is an attitude changer for all who come in contact with baby,” Strawn says on her website.

Now 12 years into her business, Strawn has painted thousands of helmets for babies all across the country. And I’m sure along with those amazing helmets, she’s also brought a lot of smiles to both babies and parents as well.

Take a look at some of her incredible artwork below!

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All images used with permission from Paula Strawn

 

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