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The Tortle System

The Tortle Positioning System provides safe and precise head positioning for infants, from birth to 9 months.  The products are extremely helpful in supporting neutral positioning including supine midline, sidelying, and prone. This helps support positioning protocols and helps prevent cranial asymmetry and head preference.

The Tortle Midliner is ideal for smaller infants while the Tortle air is ideal for larger infants.  Both are x-ray friendly which reduces baby’s stress and both are available in 3 sizes.

Tortle Midliner

Tortle MidLiner is a light weight beanie with two adjustable support rolls for precise head positioning. It is infinitely adjustable and is quickly and easily compatible with most infant gear.  The Tortle Midliner is used for infants up to 3.5 Kg. and can position and maintain baby’s head in supine midline, prone, sidelying positions, and numerous custom positions.  The neutral position is recommended by the AAP for the first 72-96 hours of life for some smaller infants.


The Tortle Midliner is manufactured with soft, extremely versatile materials that are highly compatible with attachments if needed.  It has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress. Tortle Midliner has two adjustable support rolls to hold baby’s head in a position that helps prevent abnormal head shape in young infants.

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

Tortle Midliner is available in three sizes:

Tortle Air


Tortle Air
is a lightweight beanie with a single support roll for safe head re-positioning. It has a Velcro front opening to minimize infant handling and help reduce stress and elastic side tabs to ensure a proper fit. The Tortle Air is used for infants up to 9 Kg.  The Tortle Air is an effective positioning aid to ensure proper head repositioning which helps prevent cranial asymmetry. Tortle Air can also be used to help prevent head preference issues. Tortle supports the AAP’s back to sleep guidelines.

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PDF Tortle Air Product Overview
PDF Tortle Air Instructions

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

Tortle Air is available in four sizes: XSmall, Small, Medium, and Large.

Tortle Midliner…Bigger Sizes…coming soon!

These larger sizes will have larger foam support rolls for these bigger, stronger infants, and will have the same functionality of the smaller version and will be available in small, medium and large.

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