TORTLE Repositioning Beanie, Adjustable Head Support, Prevents Flat Head, FDA Cleared, Neck Positioner (Lucky Elephant)



  • Helps with Flat Head Syndrome
  • Promotes Healthy Neck Muscles
  • Designed by an expert Neonatologist
  • Effective - Actively Shapes Baby’s Head
  • Adjustable - Grows with your baby 
  • Easy to put on your baby’s head
  • Fits snuggly with decreased slippage

Champion Your Baby’s Health

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.

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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"

Best way to fit a Tortle Demo by Dr. Jane Scott

  • PREVENT & CORRECT FLAT SPOTS: Tortle is the low-cost, active solution to an epidemic among infants — flat head syndrome. The repositioning beanie is designed to help correct and prevent flat head and its associated medical problems. This device expertly provides your baby with repositioning care and support so that they will have the best chance of healthy development.
  • HOW TO USE: Simply slip the beanie onto your baby’s head with the roll placed between the back of the head and one of the baby’s ears, and fasten the hook-and-loop opening on the front. Next, adjust the side elastic straps by pulling them forward and securing them in place. With the help of the straps and the non-slip-grip silicone dots, the cap will stay in place.
  • SIZING: This innovative cap comes in 2 convenient sizes: medium and large. The medium is for children with a head circumference of 15” to 16.5” (usually 2-4 months old), and the large is for children with a head circumference of 16.5” to 18” (usually 4-6 months old). It takes time for the baby to become familiar with the product. Repositioning the head will help to overcome the problem but they will often experience some initial discomfort. THIS MEANS ITS WORKING!
  • REPOSITIONING TECHNIQUES: There are a variety of repositioning techniques you can use along with this corrector beanie for quicker results. Consider alternating where you place their head each night. You can also move your newborn’s cot to different parts of the room. Placing a mobile in different places on and around the cot may also help so they won’t rest their head in the same position.
  • TORTLE: As a mother and a doctor, Tortle’s creator, Dr. Jane Scott, knows that new parents have enough to worry about — Dr. Jane herself is a mother of four! She knows first-hand the fear that permeates the parenting experience, which is why she set out to design a device that would help relieve some new-parent worry and promote health and wellbeing in new babies.


Customer Reviews

Based on 97 reviews
Anna Havadjia


Best purchase

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.

Aleksandra Tkaczyk

Very good quality and it fits perfectly

Leila Dioms
Saw a difference in a day

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

Vanessa Walz
Lovely product

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!