Barbara's Beat: Win a baby Tortle beanie 2/23

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Win a baby Tortle beanie 2/23

When giving birth, some moms are told not to let their newborns lay on his or her back for long periods of time to prevent flat head syndrome and bald spots. That's usually not a problem, since new babies are held a lot. But, the thought of a child getting flat head or bald spots isn't something a parent wants to hear. 

Dr. Jane created a beanie called "The Tortle" to help fight against flat head. Tortle is an FDA-cleared Class I medical device to help prevent flat head syndrome. It’s a natural way to encourage healthy head and neck motion, without any of the suffocation risks of repositioning pillows or wedges.

You simply put the beanie on when your baby 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 your baby doesn’t begin to favor a position.

Tortles are 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 re-positioning. It’s firm enough so your baby won’t roll over, and soft enough to encourage natural, comfortable movement. 

What is a Tortle?

A Tortle is a simple, comfortable beanie that helps prevent and treat early stages of flat head syndrome: plagiocephaly and 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 re-positioning; 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?

Tortles come in three sizes. We recommend your baby wears a 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.

Mom speaking on the issue
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. Good luck.

Barbara's Beat is not responsible for the prize in this giveaway.


Whitney E said...

I would give one to my sister in law whos about to have her first baby

kdmiller90 said...

I would choose the pink tortle and use it as a gift for my friend who has 2 girls and a third on the way.

Anonymous said...

I'd pick the bear one and use it for my newborn coming in September!

Gayle said...

I would choose white and give it to my son who is having his third child in July.