As the mother of a newborn baby I am most concerned about my baby’s health and growth development. From the stuff that I have researched while I was pregnant, every baby is at a risk of positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome), and almost 48% babies have a chance of developing it. It is a severe neck muscle tightening along with symptoms of flat head. However, the good news is that it is very much preventable.
To save my baby from torticollis (flat head syndrome), I am so lucky to receive a Tortle for review. It is a small comfortable beanie that the baby can wear around the head. For babies who have early stage flat head syndrome, tortle can help treat it.
Tortle gently deflects the baby’s head while he’s sitting or lying at the back of head. Just as a turtle’s shell shapes and protects the body of the turtle, the Tortle helps shape and protect the round-ness of the newly born’s head.
1. You can put the beanie on the baby while he/she is awake, while sleeping or even during travelling in a stroller or car seat.
2. If your baby shows signs of flat head syndrome, then place the Beanie in such a way that the head is positioned towards the opposite side.
3. The Support roll helps the baby to move about comfortably but firm enough to prevent him/her from rolling over.
4. Alternate the support roll from side to side. So the baby does not favor one position.
5. Never use it overnight.
Tortle is FDA-cleared Class I medical device, therefore it is safe for your baby. It enables healthy head and neck motion without you having to use pillows or wedges to make sure your baby’s head remains round.
It comes in three sizes,
Small 0-2 months / 5-10 lbs
Medium 2-4 months / 10-15 lbs
Large 4-6 months / 15-20 lbs
I have the 2-4 months size and it suits my baby perfectly, covering his ears. When it stops covering the top of the ears, it’s time to buy the larger size. It comes in a variety of colors and sizes; you can choose whichever suits you perfectly.
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By publishing this post, I received free products as part of a promotional program with MomSelect. All opinions are my own.