The positioning plagiocéphalie appears during the first six months of life. The Tortle beanie can be used in a preventive or therapeutic way during this period. It handles the mild to moderate plagiocephaly and allows to avoid the severe cases. It also allows to avoid and to treat the problems of torticollis.
To Prevent Flat Head Syndrome:
Place beanie on your baby’s head with the support roll between your baby’s ear and the back of your baby’s head. The beanie should fit snug. After 2-3 hours (or after feeding), reposition support roll in a similar position on the other side of your baby’s head (between the other ear and the back of the head). To help remember on which side to place the roll, follow your breast feeding schedule or use a bracelet on your wrist. Do not leave beanie on overnight when baby is unsupervised.
To Treat Flat Head Syndrome:
Place beanie on your baby’s head with the support roll positioned above the flat area of the head. Baby’s head will then rotate to a new position and not on the flattened area.
In addition to a possible plagiocephaly problem, repeated positioning of the baby on the same side can cause torticollis. To avoid this problem, put the beanie so that the support roll is behind the ear favorite side to gently stretch the neck muscles and correct inadequate posture.