***Disclosure: All info and promotional items have been provided courtesy of Tortle and 2 Red Hens. All opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
If you're a mom, you're probably all too familiar with "Flathead syndrome". Thankfully my kids didn't really end up with this, but I know of many children who have been diagnosed with this syndrome.
How do babies get Flathead syndrome? When a baby is born, their skulls are still rather pliable. Since babies spend a great deal of time on their backs since it's the safest position for them to be in before they're truly mobile, they're at great risk of developing this problem.
The incidence of Plagiocephaly and Torticollis (or Flathead syndrome) has increased to epidemic proportions since 1992 with more than a million babies being diagnosed with the condition each year in the U.S. alone. If left untreated, there can be long-standing problems. Treatment is frequently expensive and can be somewhat uncomfortable for a baby. Plagiocephaly and Torticollis are almost 100% preventable with repositioning.
There's also a great product called the Tortle that can help prevent Flathead syndrome. This is a cute little lightweight beanie that not only keeps baby's head warm and cozy, it also gently redirects baby's head from side to side when they're laying down, preventing a flat spot from forming.
Developed by Dr. Jane Scott, a Board Certified Pediatrician and Neonatologist, the Tortle beanie is an FDA-cleared patented Class 1 medical device that promotes proper head and neck movement which is essential for appropriate development. Tortle helps prevent and treat early stages of flat head syndrome: plagiocephaly (the flattening of the baby’s skull) & torticollis (unbalanced neck muscles). The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular head repositioning of babies younger than six months.
Check out this brief video to learn more about the Tortle and Flathead Syndrome. It's pretty interesting, and is definitely info every new parent needs to know!
The Tortle is now available at Target stores!
I have some exciting news to share! The Tortle has come a long way, baby! This ingenious product will now be available at Target stores, which will make it readily available to all parents, as well as increase awareness about Flathead syndrome.
To celebrate this important milestone, Tortle has teamed up with 2 Red Hens Studio to offer an amazing travel essentials prize package. This includes a Tortle as well as a 2 Red Hens diaper bag!
If you're not familiar with 2 Red Hens, prepare to fall hopelessly in love with their elegant yet trendy designs.
About 2 Red Hens Studio
Based in Denver, Colorado, the 2 Red Hens Studio collection of Vintage Chic Inspired Items for Modern Mamas include diaper bags, the Toy Nanny, Shopping Cart Nests, and a range of accessory items. Limited edition handcrafted one-of-a-kind diaper bags and dolls are also offered. For more information visit 2 Red Hens.com.
2 Red Hens Studio Rooster Diaper Bags
This custom designed bag gives mom all the style and sass she had before she had a baby, and all the functionality she needs now that her precious little one has arrived. Features include:
• Interior zipper pocket, bottle holder and 2 elastic pockets
• Convertible stroller straps
• Attached key fob
• Magnetic snap and button closure for easy access
• Extra long changing pad in 2 Red Hens signature red dot pattern.
Available in 5 custom designed, vintage-inspired patterns:
• Chevron Stripes, Grey Damask, Peacock Mum, Pink Lemonade and Owl Dots
Recommended retail: $50
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Enter to WIN :
The generous folks at Tortle and 2 Red Hens Studio are offering one lucky reader a travel essentials prize package which includes a Tortle and a 2 Red Hens Diaper Bag! This would be great for all of those Holiday visits to Grandma's house, or would make an amazing gift for expectant parents!
How cool is that?!
Please use this easy Rafflecopter form to enter.
This giveaway is open to US residents 18+ until 11:59PM on January 10, 2014. No PO Boxes. Winner will be drawn using Rafflecopter's Random Number Generator. All entries will be verified, so play fair! I will notify winner via e-mail and they will have 48 hours to reply before I am forced to redraw winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. This contest is not affiliated with Facebook in any way. Thanks for entering, and Good Luck!
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