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Tortle & Dr. Jane

What is Tortle?

Tortle is an FDA cleared knit beanie that helps prevent and treat mild to moderate Flat Head Syndrome. Tortle makes the job of repositioning newborns safe and easy. It is recommended that all newborns wear a Tortle for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development. Tortle works by gently deflecting your baby’s head from side to side while they are lying on the back of their head.

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How do I use Tortle?

To Prevent Flat Head Syndrome Place Tortle support roll behind baby’s ear to aid in the repositioning of baby’s head from left to right. Reposition support roll and infants head every 2-3 hours for a maximum of 6-8 hours a day

To Treat mild to moderate Flat Head Syndrome Place over baby's flat spot, this will keep baby's head off the favored spot. Once the flat spot has corrected, follow instructions for prevention

Are you unsure if you baby has Flat Head Syndrome and may need a Tortle? If you are questioning if you baby has a flat spot click here to upload a pic of the top of your baby’s head.

Why is it so important to treat this problem?

Studies show that Plagiocephaly that goes untreated can lead to delays in gross and fine motor skills as well as developmental delays.

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Meet Dr. Jane Scott

My mission is to end flat head syndrome across the world.

Dr. Scott is a Board-Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist and a mother of four. She’s also the inventor of the Tortle, a breakthrough infant beanie designed to make it easy for parents to properly reposition their infants.


Dr. Jane attended the University of Western Australia and the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa, later earning her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center with her 4 children in tow. She completed her pediatrics residency and neonatology fellowship at Duke University.

Professional Experience

Then after six years as a neonatologist in Denver, Colorado, Dr. Jane seized the opportunity to make an even bigger difference. Responding to a community need in Twin Falls, Idaho, Dr. Jane spent years building a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Luke’s Magic Valley Hospital, where it remains today as a level 3A NICU.


Recommended for every newborn, the Tortle helps prevent flat head syndrome and is easy to use. When used properly for the first 6 months of life this FDA cleared, Class I medical device has the potential to keep babies head beautifully round.