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Prevent Flat Head Syndrome with Tortle

I received Tortle and 2 Red Hens products in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.

As a new mom I was so overwhelmed by all of the things there were to worry about. I am so grateful to my amazing pediatrician who knew exactly how to deal with a worried first time mom. I remember going to one of my sons appointments and he expressed some concern about my sons neck muscles.


It totally stressed me out. We had to rotate the way we laid him in his crib to make sure that he didn’t always sleep with his head facing the same direction. I would worry and fret over which way he was facing and if I was doing it right, on top of all the other things going on! He ended up balancing out his muscles and all was well, but when I saw the Tortle, all I could think was I sure wish I had that when he was a baby!


The Tortle is a pediatrician developed lightweight baby beanie designed to help prevent and treat early stages of flat head syndrome: plagiocephaly (the flattening of the baby’s skull) & torticollis (unbalanced neck muscles), this is most common in babies ages 0-6 months, although every baby is at risk for developing it. Tortle works by gently deflecting a baby’s head from side to side while they are lying on their back.  It comes in different colors and designs, Tortle has ARV of $19.99.  It is now available at Target and BuyBuy Baby.

To learn more about Tortle watch the video:

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This is such a cool product. It is really soft and I would have given anything to have it when we were worried about my son. I am grateful to have one now to prevent having issues in the future.