Parents of newborns have a lot to keep track of, not the least of which is whether or not their infant's head is developing a flat spot. Flat head syndrome or plagiocephaly is the source of a lot of concern for many new parents. Anxious new parents leave the hospital armed with all kinds of reading material aimed at keeping baby’s head perfectly shaped. Despite this, a large percentage of babies still end up with flat spots to some degree. Not for lack of effort on the parents’ part, but keeping track of head positioning sometimes get lost in all of the other baby care activities. Enter the Tortle.
Tortles are baby beanies that simplify the repositioning process. Designed by a board-certified pediatrician, Dr. Jane Scott, the Tortle has a comfortable support roll built into it. Whenever parents are going to put baby down (not to sleep for the night), they position the roll behind one ear. The next time they put baby down they position the roll on the other side. The non-toxic foam roll is rigid enough to keep baby in place, but yielding enough to be comfortable. 95 percent cotton and 5 percent spandex, the beanie is soft, breathable and fitted to baby’s head.
The tortle comes in three sizes and is intended to be used for the first six months of life. For more information on the Tortle or to purchase click here.