Son, you're in a corrective helmet for the foreseeable future.
We decked it out with knock-off Star Wars decals so you look like a stormtrooper! We could have gone with a protagonist Rebellion look, but that decal package just wasn't authentic enough for me.
The helmet is coming in handy as you're rolling all over the house. You haven't gotten the hang of crawling or scooting yet, so we're relieved to see you in a helmet while you treat your head like a bowling ball.
This won't be the last time you're in some kind of corrective gear. Maybe you'll get braces. You might break a bone and need a cast. An amazing, often overlooked aspect of life is that we can heal and transform. When you get a cut you bleed a little, and then that cut closes itself up and goes away in a couple days. That's like a very weak, Wolverine-like healing super power! The helmet is going to guide your head as it grows to become more round where you now have a flat spot in the back. Again, really cool! I don't believe there's a known superhero for slow plagiocephaly treatment, but there should be. Are you reading this, Marvel?
How did you get the flat spot in the first place? Well, our theory is that you were such a big baby that your soft, infant skull couldn't hang with the weight of everything else in your head and, well, gave in. But no biggie. Your head will be good as round in no time, or six months.
The flat spot isn't all that bad, but we figure it's worth a little health insurance money and discomfort now to ensure we minimize any concern you would have when you really start to care about how you look or how other people look at you. Here's the good news: you are wicked handsome and that trend won't change. It's almost unfair that we're evening out that little flat spot because it eliminates all the competition.
Another unexpected challenge we've been dealing with is your food allergies. You're ravenous and interested in trying new foods, but we've found that you get skin reactions -- often on your face and hands -- to strawberries and some dairy products. No strawberry milkshakes for you, kiddo. The good news is that you're not allergic to peanut butter and I'd MUCH rather be allergic to strawberries (rarely in season or often overripe) than peanut butter (which has many more applications for domestic and international cuisines). Your hands are often dry and cracking, too, so we're keeping an eye on skin care overall. Your Mom is running a baby day spa up in here.
We are going to do everything we can to ensure you are confident and comfortable in your (sensitive) skin. You just worry about defending the Empire.
Love always, Dad.