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Tortle Air for Hospital and Home Flat Head Syndrome Treatment

Tortle Air

Support the back to sleep program with the Tortle Air

The Tortle Air is a lightweight beanie with a single support roll designed for the babies who are “back sleeping,” either in the hospital or at home. When at home, a caretaker should remove the TortleAir when the caretaker is sleeping. However, this device may be used for baby’s short naps when the caretaker is awake.

The Tortle Air’s single support roll provides caretakers with optimal positioning capability and promotes safe, optimal head repositioning.

It has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress, as well as elastic side tabs to ensure a proper fit.

The Tortle Air is an effective positioning aid to ensure proper head repositioning, which helps to prevent and manage cranial asymmetry and head preference issues.

Benefits of the Tortle Air

  • A Tortle Air will help babies to eliminate or avoid brachycephaly and plagiocephaly, as well as torticollis, as it actively repositions a baby’s head in many different positions.
  • With a Tortle Air, caretakers can give a baby the best chance at developing a well-rounded head for the future.

Who benefits from the Tortle Air?

  • The Tortle Air is designed for preemies/NICU graduates, and even healthy infants who require therapy, and are up to six months adjusted age.
  • The Tortle Air is an FDA-cleared positioner for a baby to be used prior to discharge and in the home once he or she is discharged.
  • Benefits

    • Deflects Baby’s Head off Flat Spots to Eliminate Plagiocephaly & Brachycephaly
    • Velcro Front Opening & Adjustable Tabs Minimize Infant Handling & Help Reduce Stress
    • Will Position & Maintain Baby’s Head in Optimal Positions
    • Provides Easy Access for Scalp IVs & Head Ultrasounds
    • Reduces Staff Intervention Time
    • Helps Prevent Cranial Asymmetry
    • Supports the AAP’s Back to Sleep Guidelines
    • Design Ensures a Proper & Comfortable Fit
    • Available in Various Sizes
    • X-ray Friendly
    • Simple & Easy to Apply

  • Details

    • The Tortle Air is an adjustable, soft beanie that has one support roll for the babies who are “back sleeping,” either in hospital or at home
    • Has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress
    • Next-generation, single layer construction is highly breathable and achieves improved fit
    • Manufactured from a blend of 95% cotton/ 5% Lycra
    • Contains one support roll made of polyurethane foam
    • Materials are all tested to ensure that they are nontoxic to the infant
    • Hand or machine wash with cool water on gentle cycle
    • Air dry or machine dry on cool cycle

  • Sizing

    The Tortle Air is available in four sizes, based on head circumference. And the Tortle Air is used for infants up to 9 Kg.

    Size X-Small:

    • 30 to 33 cm head circumference
    • Case # 65913

    Size Small:

    • 33 to 38 cm head circumference
    • Case # 65905

    Size Medium:

    • 38 to 41 cm head circumference
    • Case #65907

    Size Large:

    • 41 to 46 cm head circumference
    • Case # 65909

  • Additional Information

    US Patent #8096304.
    Additional US and International Patents Pending
    FDA #K082367

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