The Tortle System
The Tortle Positioning System provides safe and precise head positioning for infants, from birth to 6 months (adjusted age). The products are extremely helpful in supporting neutral positioning including supine midline, sidelying, and prone. This helps support positioning protocols and helps prevent cranial asymmetry and head preference.
The Tortle Air, which is the original product designed by Dr. Jane Scott, is a head positioning product “to help clinicians and parents reposition the baby’s head to prevent or treat mild to moderate flat head syndrome”. This unique, patented product has a comfortable positioning roll incorporated in it to make repositioning your infant easy! This product is recommended for infants from birth to 6 months (adjusted age).
Since the AAP recommends that an infant’s head be turned while lying on their backs to avoid flat spots, the Tortle Air provide a means and plan to reposition your baby’s head every 2-3 hours. The Tortle Air not only prevents/treats flat head syndrome but treats head preference and strengthens neck muscles.
Please refer to the parent brochure at http://www.lakesmedicalinnovations.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Binder1.pdf for more specific information.
You can order your Tortle Air online at https://www.tortle.com/products/tortle-air-for-optimal-head-positioning for only $29.95