Kimberly Stewart's daughter Delilah wears unusual baby accessory… a head-shaping helmet
09:33 GMT, 5 April 2012
As the temperatures continue to rise in Los Angeles, the outfits are getting more and more summery.
But as Kimberly Stewart stepped out yesterday with her baby daughter Delilah, there was one less than common accessory that the seven-month-old little girl was sporting – a cranial moulding helmet.
The helmets are commonly used when babies are born with slightly misshapen heads, a medical condition referred to as deformational plagiocephaly.
Making it work: The model's seven-month-old daughter Delilah wore a head-shaping helmet, but still looked as cute as ever
Condition: The helmets are commonly used when babies are born with slightly misshapen heads, a condition referred to as deformational plagiocephaly
But despite her helmet, which fitted right the way around her head, Delilah looked as cute as ever in her summery outfit.
WHAT IS PLAGIOCEPHALY
Plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome, is a condition that causes a baby's head to be misshapen.
Babies' skulls are soft and pliable when they are born so they can develop flat spots if they lie in the same position where the skull presses against the mattress.
A mild case can usually be corrected by regularly repositioning the baby to help their head round out – such as alternating the direction their head is facing when the baby is put to bed.
In more severe cases cranial orthotic therapy – which uses a helmet to change the shape of the head – is used.
The light-weight helmet is worn for 23 hours a day and lasts two to six months.
The little girl donned a white floral top with a pink cardigan and grey cropped trousers as she was toted by her mother's friend on a trip to Starbucks at the Beverly Glen center to grab an iced drink.
Kimberly, meanwhile, looked chic in a pair of tiny denim shorts teamed with a floral shirt and tan pumps.
Delilah is Kimberly's first child, with the star falling pregnant after a brief relationship with actor Benicio Del Toro.
Talking previously about Delilah's birth, Kimberly told Hello! magazine: 'The whole family, including Benicio, was at the hospital and my mom and Benicio were in the delivery room with me.
'Benicio’s very involved; he and Delilah have a very special bond.'
She added: 'Delilah is the perfect little angel. She definitely looks like her dad, but she has my legs and eye colour.'
Leggy lady: Kimberly's tiny denims highlighted her enviable pins