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"|
We have been using this product for a few weeks now (at the time of the review) and it has done an awesome job on our little one. Her head is now nicely rounded. We could see improvements within a few days. I would highly recommend the product to any parent looking to correct a flat spot on their baby or who wants to get their baby's head well rounded into shape. We got results in both those areas.
Its been 3 weeks and i am alreadybseeing a difference in my babys flat spot! Great product and even better customer service! I accidentally ordered the wrong size and they were super quick to help!! Thank you tortle!
The Tortle fixed my son’s plagiocephaly. In the span of three weeks, his asymmetry reduced from 5 mm to 3 mm, and his head is now a great shape.
We took C to a leading head specialist when he was three months old, and they recommended the helmet for him due to concerns over asymmetry and ear shift. Another mother in my mom’s group posted about the Tortle, and we chose to try it as a less invasive option before committing to the helmet. He wore it nonstop, except when we slept. After just a week, we noticed improvement. Three weeks later, his plagiocephaly was no longer an issue, although we continued to use the Tortle to maintain his headshape.
During our follow-up visit at 4.5 months old, the head specialist confirmed he no longer needed the helmet. It was such a relief and feeling of accomplishment knowing we helped our son – and saved quite a bit of money in the process.
Thank you for creating such a fantastic product.
I also want to thank you for your company’s fabulous support. We appreciated your advice and encouragement, offering to look at pictures to ensure we were using the Tortle correctly.
All the best,
Runs SMALL! My son hates wearing it, but I believe its helping him and so I am trying my hardest to make him like it more!
These product serve their purpose to keep baby from resting on flat spot, however they made my little guy run HOT. He couldn't stand being in the cap for more than a few minutes before he was overheating. Should have returned but I already threw away the box. If you have a summertime baby don't bother unless you keep your house like an ice box.