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What’s a Tortle, you might ask?
In short, Tortle is a lightweight knit beanie that helps prevent and treat Flathead Syndrome in babies…and they’re now available on Target.com!
Now, the longer version. Because you want to know more, right?
Developed by Dr. Jane Scott, a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist, the Tortle beanie is an FDA-cleared patented Class 1 medical device that promotes proper head and neck movement which is essential for appropriate development. Tortle helps prevent and treat early stages of flat head syndrome: plagiocephaly (the flattening of the baby’s skull) & torticollis (unbalanced neck muscles). Tortle works by gently deflecting a baby’s head from side to side when they are sitting or lying on the back of their head. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular head repositioning of babies younger than six months.
Who’s at risk?
“Every baby is at risk of developing Flat Head Syndrome with one out of two babies being diagnosed with the Syndrome,” said Dr. Jane Scott. “Through Target.com we will have an opportunity to further increase awareness of Flat Head Syndrome and the ease in which it can be prevented or treated.”
The incidence of Plagiocephaly and Torticollis (or Flathead syndrome) has increased to epidemic proportions since 1992 with more than a million babies being diagnosed with the condition each year in the U.S. alone. This is due to their lack of movement and the amount of time infants spend on their back (the safest place for them to be). If left untreated, there can be long-standing problems. Treatment is frequently expensive and can be somewhat uncomfortable for a baby. Plagiocephaly and Torticollis are almost 100% preventable with repositioning and Tortle makes this safe and easy. It is recommended that all newborns wear a Tortle for the first 6 months of life to support healthy development.
Dr. Scott, whose specialty is Pediatrics and Neonatology, is recognized as an expert in the areas of Plagiocephaly and Torticollis. In her nearly 30 years as a practicing physician, Dr. Scott has counseled and educated hundreds of parents to help prevent as well as treat the many problems associated with Flathead Syndrome. Dr. Jane’s mission is to prevent Flathead Syndrome-an epidemic affecting the babies across the world.
Please visit tortle.com for more information, or connect with them on Facebook.
Target.com will carry three Tortle designs; Blue Elephant, Pink Flowers and Solid White. The Tortle beanies are available in medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
From the convenient 3-in-1 Rocker Napper to the Gymini Move & Play Mat (which we used more than any other toy), Tiny Love baby gear has been a part of our lives since we brought our little girl home. I’ll be sad to see some of those things go as we pass them on to another little one, but now we’re welcoming the next stage of TinyLove toys into our home!
A new addition to the Tiny Love lineup is baby’s ultimate exploring adventure: Tiny Love’s Flexi Play. This multi-tasking toy is an innovative activity center that can be positioned in a wide variety of play positions from classic overhead to tummy time and even a bridge to motivate crawling infants. Watch the versatility of Flexi Play and see for yourself how many different ways your baby will play!
Any little face would light up while unwrapping these bright colors.
Another fun toy from Tiny Love that makes a great holiday gift is Follow Me Fiona (there’s a Follow Me Fred, too.) Fiona is a friendly dog who rolls away when touched, encouraging baby to crawl after it. Our baby girl learned to crawl in a matter of days, and I think Fiona was a big help in prompting her to become more mobile. Fiona has variable speeds, and also barks and plays a tune as she interacts with your little one. Plus, her accordian-like middle section allows you to set her up to walk in a straight line away from baby, or in a circle around baby!
Here’s a quick video of how fun Fiona is to follow!
To see what’s new, connect with Tiny Love on Facebook.
The entire line of TinyLove toys and baby items is available online at the Tiny Love Store.
Tiny Love has offered one lucky reader a Follow Me Fiona (or Fred) just in time for the holidays!
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Mother’s Day, my birthday (40!), my anniversary…they’re all coming up soon. And what do I want, besides an 8th day in the week strictly for relaxing? There’s one thing I covet above all others: some snuggly muslin from aden + anais.
I fell head over heels in love with aden + anais products when I got the bamboo swaddle blankets I put on my baby registry. I had heard such great things, and boy did they ever live up to the hype! They’re softer than soft and such a generous size for really good swaddling. We got a few of the Classic Muslin Swaddle Blankets, too, and they also became fast favorites.
You may be wondering what the big deal is about muslin. Here it is, from the experts themselves:
“Muslin is a finely-woven breathable fabric believed to have originated in Bangladesh during the Middle Ages. Its delicate yet durable weave makes the fabric stretchy and, therefore, ideal for swaddling, as the natural “give” allows the blanket to be tucked snuggly around a baby without being overly restrictive.
The lightweight muslin also permits air to circulate around the baby’s body, while still providing comfort and warmth without the worry that the baby may overheat in moderate weather. Cotton muslin is also a workhorse fabric, in that wraps woven from this natural fiber stands up to repeated washings only becoming softer — and better — with age.”
– adenandanais.com Continue reading