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Tortle Beanie (Prevent Flat Head Syndrome) - Pink
Tortle Beanie (Prevent Flat Head Syndrome) - Pink

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Our Price: $24.95


Tortle is made from 95% cotton, 5% spandex. The support roll is made from a non-toxic foam. Tortle can be machine washed and tumbled dry.

What Is Tortle?

Tortle is a simple, comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages flat head syndrome: plagiocephaly & torticollis. It makes the job of repositioning newborns safe and easy.

It is recommended that all newborns wear a Tortle for the first few months of life to aid in repositioning; which supports healthy development. Tortle works by gently deflecting your baby’s head when she's sitting or lying on the back of her head, to gently move her head from side to side.

The incidence of plagiocephaly and torticollis (or flat head syndrome) has increased by 600% since 1992 due to the amount of time infants spend on their back (the safest place to be). However, if left untreated, treatment is expensive and can be hard on the baby. Moreover, long term developmental delays can occur. But plagiocephaly and torticollis almost 100% preventable with repositioning, which Tortle makes easy.

How do I use it?

• Put the beanie on your baby when she is lying awake (such as on the floor or in a bouncer or swing), sleeping with your supervision, or traveling in a car seat or stroller.

• Align the support roll behind one ear, then at feeding time, switch sides so she doesn’t begin to favor a position. Tortle is not intended for overnight use.

• If your baby has developed some flattening or plagiocephaly, use the Tortle to position the head preferentially to the other side. Once the flattening has improved, then return to alternating it side to side.

• The patented support roll aids in repositioning: it’s firm enough so she won’t roll over, and soft enough to encourage natural, comfortable movement.

Is It Safe?

Tortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device to help prevent flat head syndrome. It’s a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion, without any of the suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges.

Average Rating: Average Rating: 2.5 of 5 2.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 3 Write a review »

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3 of 5 a bit on the small size January 3, 2015
Reviewer: Andrea from Gatineau, QC Canada  
I got the 2-4 mo one (medium) and it's quite snug on my 2mo old. wondering whether it'll  still fit when she's 4mo old. does what it says it does. soft cotton. the tag inside the hat is hard to trim off. no rough seams.

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1 of 5 Not so good... July 26, 2014
Reviewer: Samantha Barker from Scarborough, ON Canada  
The beanie is ok- not as simple as it seems but maybe that's just my baby- she hates it. Initially it was VERY tight causing my baby to scream (she's only 10lbs at 9 weeks) so I had to stretch it out a bit. Now that it's stretched but still snug, it seems to move around while she's sleeping and moving her head around. It works well when it stays where it's supposed to be, but it's hard for it to stay where it's supposed to be because it twists itself. Not sure if I would purchase it again. It hasn't slowed the flat head process down. My baby can still lay her head on the roll, causing more flat head. Good theory though.

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3 of 5 Tortle Beanie July 21, 2014
Reviewer: Ziggy Hagopian from Montreal, QC Canada  
My daughter didn't reject this hat once she had it on her head, but it doesn't seem to stay in place.  As soon as she moves a little bit, the beanie slides to another position, or starts coming off. It might take me a while to get the hang of it !  So satisfied with the shipping.  I placed my order Monday night, and had my package on Wednesday...AMAZING !

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