It seems like everyone knows someone who has a baby who suffered from flat head syndrome and according to doctors the numbers are only going to increase, currently affecting 1 in 3 babies. As a parent we are told to put our babies to sleep on there back yet if you do not actively reposition your child’s head from side to side they are at an increased risk of developing positional plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome. The cost of physical therapy and corrective head gear can exceed $5000. This is where the Tortle comes in handy.
Developed by a physician and neonatalogist Dr.Jane Scott the Tortle is a beanie style hat that when worn by the infant encourages them to turn their head and not lay completely flat. The Tortle is an FDA cleared patented class 1 medical device that can save parents costly medical issues in the future. The beanie is available starting December 2012 with more adorable styles to come in spring of 2013. The Spring line is going to be extra special since it will be designed by Ginny Hilfiger sister to Tommy Hilfiger, yes the Tommy Hilfiger! I was introduced to the Tortle at the ABC Kids Expo and while none of my kids suffered from flat head syndrome I hope this hat can help reduce the number of babies who do.