Originally published at http://www.funonadime.net/tortle-preventing-flat-head-syndrome-review-and-giveaway/
Have you heard of Flat Head Syndrome? Maybe it is because I used to work with a child who used to wear a helmet for this reason or maybe it was just because I was pregnant, but I have been noticing a lot more babies in helmets. I had no idea it has become so common until I had the opportunity to research the Tortle.
“Every baby is at risk of positional plagiocephaly or torticollis (flat head syndrome), and 48% of them develop the condition to some degree. Almost half!
And it’s preventable.
Because babies are skulls are soft, yet heavy and necks are weak, infants are vulnerable to developing this condition in the first few months of life. This is why, proper movement and deliberate repositioning your infant directly from birth is one of the keys to healthy development of your infant.”
Let me introduce to you the Tortle. A comfortable, lightweight baby beanie designed to help prevent flat head syndrome. (keep reading before you judge the picture, trust me!)