Whether that means ditching BPA-laden utensils or saying no to chemical-filled lotions and creams, when it comes to making purchases that are thoughtful, knowledgeable, safe and stylish, every mom should be sure to have a Tortle baby beanie and a 2 Red Hens diaper bag.
A new, must-have baby item, the Tortle is a comfortable lightweight baby beanie that helps prevent and treat Flat Head Syndrome. This condition is comprised of plagiocephaly (when flat spots develop on the infant’s skull), torticollis (occurs when an infant’s neck muscles become tight on one side, causing a neck tilt) or a combination of both.
Not something that you've ever thought about? Well, think about this. Every baby is at risk of developing Flat Head Syndrome and one out of two babies, that's more than 1 million babies each year, will be diagnosed with it in the USA alone.
This number has increased over 600% since 1992 (largely a consequence of the combination of lifestyle changes in families and because babies now sleep on their backs), and affects nearly 48% of all babies 0-6 months old.
Findings now show that not only does the baby's head shape change cosmetically with Flat Head Syndrome, but many other associated problems, such as cognitive and motor delays, sight and hearing problems as well as numerous other issues are affiliated with this syndrome. If not corrected in early infancy, expensive and unpleasant treatment options can sometimes follow, with the ultimate risk of long-standing problems.
Therefore, Dr. Jane Scott, a board-certified pediatrican and neonatologist and mother of four, invented the Tortle in 2012, a product that renders plagiocephaly and torticollis almost 100% preventable.
This stylish knit beanie provides parents an affordable, stress-free, simple solution to prevent Flat Head Syndrome by aiding in the repositioning of infants 6-months old and younger. Simply switch the Tortle from side to side with each feeding, therefore gently deflecting your baby's head from one position to the other while they are lying on the back of their head.
The use of the Tortle for the first six months of a baby's life can safely and easily alleviate the flat spots and neck tightness that newborns often develop. Just take a look at this great video to see more!
Available online from Amazon as well as other retailers, the Tortle has recently debuted on Target.com in medium and large sizes at a suggested retail price of $19.99 in three designs: Blue Elephant, Pink Flowers and Solid White.
For more information, visit Tortle.com and connect with Dr. Jane and Tortle on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
So, considering how great the Tortle is and what a must-have it is to bring with you for all of your travels with your baby, you need to have a great diaper bag to stash it in, right?
I've always been a big proponent of diaper bags that aren't cutesy and babyish, as there is just no point to investing in something that you're not going to want to be seen with as soon as your little one is out of diapers. Most recently, I've been loving the chic, custom designs and the vintage-inspired patterns of the 2 Red Hens Studio Rooster Diaper Bags.
Available in five eye-catching designs — Chevron Stripes, Grey Damask, Peacock Mum, Pink Lemonade and Owl Dots — the Rooster diaper bag is 2 Red Hens' most popular fashionable and functional bag.
Giving 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, this great bag includes:
- Interior zipper pocket, bottle holder and two 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
With a recommended retail price of $50, these high quality bags can be purchased directly from 2 Red Hens as well as on Amazon. Find out more by visiting 2RedHens.com and by connecting on Facebook and Twitter to keep with the latest and greatest.
Whether you have an infant, have one on the way, or simply know someone in your life that would benefit from two fantastic baby items in 2014, these generous companies have ensured that one person will be set with both, because...
One lucky person will win their choice of 2 Red Hens Rooster Diaper bag and a Tortle baby beanie (total ARV $70)!
A big thank you to Tortle for providing a prize pack for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.