Tortle Review & Giveaway

| February 7, 2013 | 3 Comments

When I gave birth to my first child I was told not to let my baby lay on his back for long periods of time to prevent flat head & bald spots. That wasn’t hard for me considering I held him constantly. The thought of my child getting flat head or bald spots didn’t amuse me one bit.
Dr. Jane created a beanie called “The Tortle” to help fight against flat head. You Simply
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. 
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.
Remember, when your baby is born his/her skull is soft up to about 18 months. This is so the skull can grow with a fast growing baby. So the skull is very easy manipulated if you neglect baby.
The Tortle comes in 3 cute designs to choose from.
Sweet pink Flowers
Whimsical Elephant 
Classic White

 

What Size do you need?
Tortle comes in three sizes. We recommend baby wear Tortle from birth through the first 6 months of life.
S    0-2 months / 5-10 lbs
M   2-4 months / 10-15 lbs
L    4-6 months / 15-20 lbs
The beanie should be big enough to cover your baby’s ears. Once it no longer covers at least the tops of the ears, it’s time to move to the next larger size.
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My Thoughts:

I found this beanie to be very soft and really does what it says. The colors and designs are fun and vibrant. The Tortle is also machine washable, though I lay it flat to dry to prevent shrinking. This will defiantly be given as a gift from me to new moms from now on.
Who wants to win a Tortle Beanie?
* You will have a choice of Girl or Boy*
This Giveaway is hosted by
BabyDashCo
Ends Feb 23. US Residents Only
Please enter below
 

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Comments (3)

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  1. I would use it for my daughter. She is one month old, and her head is flat on one side. She could really use this! Oh, and I would choose pink. 🙂

  2. These are cool! Never thought of this or heard of them. Would love the chance to win one, thanks!

  3. P.S., forgot to mention I'd chose a color that would be for a boy! 😉

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