Did you know that nearly one in two babies develop flat head syndrome? Flat head syndrome occurs in infants because their skull bones are so soft, their heads are large & heavy, and because their necks are weak. Some infants are born this way, while others develop a flat head from laying on their back so often. Most infants spend an average of 16 hours a day laying on their back between sleeping, being in a car seat or stroller, laying in swings and bouncers, or laying on a playmat. There is a very easy way to help prevent this from happening to your newborn. The Tortle is a simple solution to this common condition.
The Tortle is an FDA cleared beanie-like hat that has a small support roll on it. Simply place the beanie on your baby with the support roll behind one ear. Switch the support roll to the other ear after each feeding so it is constantly being rotated. This way your baby won’t favor one side and will help keep the back of the head round, rather than flat. If your baby has already developed some flattening, you can use the Tortle to position the head preferentially to the other side until the flattening improves. The Tortle is not recommended for overnight use, just during supervised sleeping. The Tortle comes in three different sizes and is recommended to be used from birth through six months of age. They are sold in three different styles and at a great price of $19.99. The material on the Tortle is very soft and most importantly, machine washable! It is very comfortable for babies to wear since the support roll is almost like a pillow it’s so cushiony.
I think the Tortle is a genius idea. I’ve known so many babies that had to wear helmets to alleviate their flat head, and I always felt so sad for them. How great that there is now a product that can prevent flat head from happening and your baby can still be stylish! I am definitely going to recommend this to my mommy friends and family. The Tortle is available for purchase on their website. There is also lots and lots of information on there and a FAQ section. It is a great resource for parents!
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