Monday, January 28, 2013

The Tortle - Helping Reduce the Risk of Flat Head in Infants

Are you guys’ familiar with the term flat head when it comes to babies? Even though I was familiar with the term and my middle son developed, what the doctor referred to as flat head, I didn’t know all the facts and was shocked 10 years later to finally gain more insight.

ways toprevent flat head in infants

Dr. Jane Scott, is a board-certified pediatrican and neonatologist who is an expert resource in the area of flat head, 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.

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Dr. Jane has also developed an affordable solution for parents called Tortle.  Tortle is a beanie designed to aid parents in positioning their infants, keeping infants 6 months old and younger 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.

Since every infant is at risk of developing flattened head syndrome if parents are following the AAP’s Back to Sleep recommendations  and Incidence of plagiocephaly is increasing and now affects 1 in 3 babies by the age of 5 months. Why not invest in something as simple and affordable as a Tortle?

Preventing Flat ead in Babies

Designed to look and fit like a cap the Tortle can be worn whenever the infant is resting in a crib, car seat, bouncer or swing. Available in 3 sizes from infant to 6mths, and multiple styles including White, Pink Flower and Blue Elephants - additional Tortle styles will be added for Spring/Summer 2013 – this simple FDA-cleared patented Class 1 medical device easily travels with baby.

Buy It: The Tortle is only available online at www.tortle.com, released in December 2012 for $19.99

Learn more by checking out Tortle on Facebook and following @TortlebyDrJane on Twitter.

I  received above mentioned product(s)  through the above mentioned comapny or PR agengy, for review purpose. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. My opinion is always my own and it no way influenced. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 

10 comments:

Mer said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Scary! This product looks like a great idea, such a little thing to make such a difference.

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Wow! I had heard of flat head syndrome but didn't know much about it. That is wonderful that a small product can make a difference. :)

Barb W. said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a cute solution! Had heard of flat head syndrome but also had no idea about the long term affects.

Grace Hodgin said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How interesting. I have seen this condition in some children and it is noticeable.

VickeC said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

that is so smart an cute too,,doesnt look like a treatment,easy for anyone to do

Denise Taylor-Dennis said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

What a great product I have never heard of this condition.

brich2222 said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I had never heard of this before reading this post. Good info. to know for new mothers!

Alicia said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

this is just adorable. never knew about this risk

Angie Church said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

so wish we had this when my first daughter was here an inexperienced mom and a baby that ended up with flat head syndrome

Donna George said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Mine had it too. Oh, I wish I had this!

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