Parents and Caregivers, We are please to introduce you to a new product we are really excited about. We think you will be too!
Tortle (www.tortle.com), a new product and a must-have item that should be on every mom-to-be’s registry list. Recommended for ALL newborns to promote healthy head development.
Tortle is a comfortable lightweight baby beanie that helps prevent and treat positional plagiocephaly and toricollis (flat head syndome) that affects over 40 percent of all infants. Tortle was created by Dr. Jane Scott, a board certified pediatrician and neonatologist and mother of 4.
Flat head is a condition that is comprised of plagiocephaly (when flat spots develop on the infant’s skull), torticollis (occurs when an infant’s neck muscles become tight on one side, causing a neck tilt) or a combination of both. Flat head syndrome is a serious condition that can lead to long-term consequences for baby. Current research suggests that many infants with flat head syndrome experience not only cosmetic abnormalities, but also varying degrees of developmental delays later in life. [Pediatrics 200; 105:e26]
Additionally, on November 28, 2011 the AAP revised their stance on positional plagiocephaly and said this:
“The new report, published in the journal Pediatrics on Monday (11/28), suggests that pediatricians should counsel new parents about how to avoid flat head syndrome when they bring their newborns in for their check-ups in the first 2 to 4 weeks of life. Until a baby is one year old, doctors should also screen for skull deformities at every wellness visit.”
An affordable and stress free solution for parents Tortle aids in the positioning of their infants 6 months old and younger to keep them from lying too long on the same parts of the head. By switching the Tortle from side to side with each feeding, parents alleviate the flat spots and neck tightness that newborns often develop.
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