One in 2 babies will develop flat head syndrome. Due to the Back to Sleep campaign (to prevent SIDS) by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), flat head syndrome (Plagiocephaly) occurs when infants spend long periods of time laying on the back of their heads or in a favored position. In same cases, some babies are born with Plagiocephaly because of limited space in utero or it can occur during the birth process. Plagiocephaly is not only a superficial cosmetic issue but its also can lead to delays in gross and fine motor skills and developmental delays if left untreated.
Thanks to the Tortle by Dr. Jane, there is now an easy way to treat flat head syndrome or even prevent your baby from developing this condition. The Tortle is an FDA approved knit beanie that is recommended for babies to wear for the first 6 months of life. The Tortle works by gently deflecting your baby’s head from side to side while they are lying on the back of their head. To use, place the Tortle support roll behind your baby’s ear and reposition it from side to side every 2-3 hours for about 6-8 hours each day. To treat flat head syndrome, place the roll over the flat area, which will force baby to place head in another position, off the preferred spot.
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