Tortle new and revolutionary head repositioning beanie is designed to help prevent and eliminate Flat Head Syndrome as your baby grows.
The new Tortle Lucky Elephant design has several improvements that make it especially good for infants who already have a flat head syndrome. It has a redesigned front opening which makes it easier for you to place it correctly on the baby’s head and redesigned side tabs for improved fit. It also has a slightly larger and contoured roll to better deflect a baby’s head off the flat spot.
We’ve also added some ‘silicon dots’ to the inside facing to help prevent slippage. The silicone dots on the inside of the Tortle are similar to those found on yoga and athletic gear, and they will help keep the Tortle positioned correctly on your baby’s head. They may leave small marks on your baby’s skin. This is normal. They are temporary and they will disappear shortly after the Tortle is removed.
When you first place a Tortle on your baby, he or she may fuss and seem not to like it. This is natural, especially if your baby is not used to wearing a hat. The Tortle may also cause them to fuss because it is preventing them from resting their head in the position that caused the flat spot or Torticollis in the first place. Most babies adjust quickly to their new head position and adapt well to your repositioning practices.
The Lucky Elephant beanie promotes your child’s healthy development with the most advanced positioning aid for the management and prevention of flat head syndrome. By actively deflecting your baby’s head to different areas while they’re lying against a flat surface such as a mattress, car seat, or stroller, the Lucky Elephant gently reshapes your baby’s head.
How to select the right size Tortle based on your baby weight and Head Circumference
|Size (Metric)||Weight (kg)||Head Circumference (cm)|
|Small (0-2 months)||2.2 - 4.5 kg||Tortle Air (obsolete)|
|Medium ( 2-4 months)||4.5 - 7.0 kg||38 - 42 cm|
|Large (4-6 months)||7.0 - 9.0 kg
|| 42 - 46 cm
|Size (Imperial)||Weight (lbs)||Head Circumference (inc)|
|Small / 0-2 months||5 - 10 lbs
||13.0" - 15.0"|
|Medium / 2-4 months||10 - 15 lbs
||15.0" - 16.5"|
|Large / 4-6 months||15 - 20 lbs||16.5" - 18.0"|
I’ve looked at so many different methods to help this issue as my son has developed a flat spot on one side. This is the best thing I’ve found that actually takes the weight completely off the flat spot and keeps my sons head turned the other way without me having to constantly monitor his position and move his head myself. I initially got a pillow but wasn’t satisfied that he could still lie on his flat side, so this beanie does the job. Depending on his mood he can thrash around and swivel his head within the cap, but I don’t know what other product could avoid this and do a better job. For the most part it’s fine. I’ve only been using for a few weeks so now it’s a waiting game to see if the flat side will improve, but as far as this product goes, I would definitely recommend.
Very good quality and it fits perfectly
I didn’t doubt this so much because the reviews were reassuring. I saw a difference in a day! The back of her head was completely flat. It’s been 2 weeks now of using it and her head is nearly back to being fully round again. I got size large and she was 4 and a half months. It fit to perfection and was a bit on the tighter side (you can adjust it though) and I’ve now noticed that it’s a bit bigger, maybe because her head isn’t so long anymore but I’m so happy to have bought this! 100% recommend, give it a go before spending so much money elsewhere
The hat is great quality, fits well and looks really cute. It also works really well when it comes to keeping baby’s head off his flat spot. But of course it does this by restricting movement which my little one hated so we never managed to keep the hat on for long. It’s a shame but we then invested in a MIMOS pillow, which works much better for him!
TORTLE sounds like a great product to me. Unfortunately, my daughter can't stand it on her head and has blisters after wearing it. I was also disappointed with the size. Even though I ordered the largest size (42-49, L) and my daughter's circumference is 42cm, the hat is small and squashes her. However, I would definitely like to recommend it to parents. Even if it doesn't fit us, there are kids and parents that it fits!