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Publication numberUS1858787 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateMay 17, 1932
Filing dateDec 8, 1930
Priority dateDec 8, 1930
Publication numberUS 1858787 A, US 1858787A, US-A-1858787, US1858787 A, US1858787A
InventorsHelen L Ottenheimer
Original AssigneeHelen L Ottenheimer
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Device for holding baby in bed
US 1858787 A
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I y 1932- H. L. OTTENHElMEl R 1,858,787

DEVICE FOR HOLDING BABY IN BED Original Filed Dec. 8, '1950 f wenfir fllerz l. 022672/262'7723 Patented May 17, 1932 S T T :51.

DEVICE FOR HOLDING BABY IN BED Application filed December 8,1930, Serial No. 509,?15. Renewed March 25, 1932.

My invention relates to an improved device for holding a childin its bed. It relates to a device which not only keeps the child from climbingout of its bed but also prevents the child climbing around and kicking around in such a way as to remove its covers during the sleeping period.

The principal object of this invention is the provision of an improveddevice of this character.

Another object is the provision of a device of this character which is simple, inexpensive and convenient to use.

Another object is the provision of a device of this character which will interfere to a limited extent with the movement of the child while in bed. 7 7

Other objects and features of the invention will be apparent from a consideration of the following detailed description taken with the accompanying drawings, wherein Fig. 1 is a fragmentary perspective view showing the device as attached to the childs bed when in use, and

Fig. 2 is an enlarged plan View of the device.

In general the device comprises means for forming a connection to the bottom of the childs nightdress, means adapted to be attached to the childs bed on the foot thereof and a connecting member between the two fastening means. A swivel support is provided between the members so that the child can turn freely without entangling itself in the device or in its own nightdress. The connecting member is in the form preferably of a slender strip, as will be apparent from a consideration of the embodiment shown in the drawings.

Means for forming a connection to the childs nightdress 10, is shown in the form of an ordinary garter clasp, having the two cooperating members 11 and 12 between which the bottom of the nightdress is engaged. However, any form of fastener may be used, such as a safety pin for example. The clasp is attached to av swivel frame 13, in which is pivoted and supported the end ball 14 of the chain 16. The chain as shown is a swivel )0 ball type chain, although other types of chain may be employed and the-clasp and tape secured to its ends preferably by a suitable sw1vel connection.

At the opposite end of the chain, a swivel member 17 is provided for receiving the ball 18 at the opposite end ofthe chain, and means attachable to the bed in the form of a strip of tape 19 is secured to the swivel member 17. The tape is secured to the swivel member 17 intermediate its ends, and this permits the two ends to be used for the purpose of attachment to the childs bed 19 in a suitable manner. The particular place of attachment to the bed is immaterial, although for older children it may be desirable to attach the tape at a point out of reach of the child. Preferably, the tape is attached to the springs or some underneath portion of the bed in such a way as to interfere as little as possible with the tucking of the coverlet in at the F foot of the bed. Alsoit does not interfere with the making of the bed; illustrate ment.

I have found that this device can be secured in place very readily to hold the child in bed, or as quickly released from engagement with the childs nightdress, or from engagement with the bed itself if the child is to be removed from bed. Preferably, the clasp is secured to the lower end of the garment so as to prevent the child from putting its feet out but at the same time permitting the child to draw its legs up. Also, it is'preferably secured at the center of the bottom edge so that there is an even pull on the shoulders of the child if it attempts to crawl toward thehead of the bed. While allowing considerable freedom of movement'of the child, it will hold the nightgown down but at a the same time will not hamper the child greatly, except to prevent the child from crawling upwardly and over the sides or foot of the bed,'as it will often-do to 'get out from under its coverlet. Its movements otherwise are not restricted. The swivels provided on the device permit the child, to turn in any direction and its nightdress can turn with it, but the child will still be prevented from V The drawings tie preferred manner of attachcrawling upwardly as it naturally will do in attempting to arise.

Although any suitable connection between the tape and clasp may be provided, such as a narrow strip of cloth or the like, I have found that the swivel ball type of chain is very well suited for the purpose, because the entire chain swivels and the end balls of the chain are readily usable as part of a swivel connection. As the drawings show, a nan row slot 17a is provided in the swivel member so that the chain may be readily removed, or if by any chance the end ballis broken off from the chain, a connection canbe made to the swivel member readily by. means of another cf. the chain. balls. i

The drawings show the device attached to, a dress type of nightdress, The, device maybeusedwith pajama type garments with.

equalv satisfaction.

Sometimes it may be foundd'esirable to use two of-thedevlceswlth pajamas,.attach1ng one clasp,v to each leg or foot. of, the garment.

Although I have described my, invention a in. detail so that those skilledin the art will understandthe' same, it is obvious that I am notv restrictedto the particular form and'thev invention is, limited only by the scope. of the.


What I claim as new and desire to protect by. LettersPatent ofthe United States is:

1.. In a device for. holding a child in bed,

a clasp adapted to engage the bottom of a childsnightdress,.a.tape adaptedto be tied w to the childi's bednearjth e foot thereof, and

a. swivel; connection between the tape and clasp. 2. In a device for holding a child in bed,

a clasp adapted to engage the bottom ff' childs ni'ghtdress, a swivel ball h i 1 ing one end attached to thecl'asp,and means for securi'ngthe other end near the foot of'the' bed;

3. In a device for holding a child in bed,

" a, claspadapted to engage the bottom of a a clasp adapted'to engage thebottom ofa child s nightdress, a swivel ball'chainhaving one end attached'tothe clasp, anda tape intermediate the ends of which is-attached the other end'of the chain, said tape adaptedto be fastened to, the childs bed, near the: foot. thereof, swivel joints being provided between the. chain andfclasp and between the chain andtape.

5.. In a. device for-holding a childin bed, a

' clasp adaptedto be. secured to thebottom ofa childsnightdress, a tape adapted to besecured tothe childs bed, a slender connecting strip, a pivotal connection between one end of the strip and the clasp, and a pivotal connection between the strip and tape.

6. In a device for holding a child in bed, a clasp adapted to be attached to the bottom of a childs nightdress, a swivel member secured to the clasp, a tape adapted. to be tied to the childs bed near the foot thereof, a swivel member secured to the tape intermediate-- the ends thereof, and a swivel ball chain, each end ball of which is loosely held inthe. swi VBll members.

7. In a device for holding a child in bed, agarter clasp adapted to be attached to the bottom of the childs. night-dress, a swivel ball. chain, a. swivel connection between the clasp and one end ofthecliain,,a tape adapted'to be. tied to. the bed-near the footthereof, and'a swivel'connection between the-oppo- In witness whereof, I- hereunto subscribe my name this thirteenth dayv of. November, 1930.. V v


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U.S. Classification24/72.5, 24/298, 128/869, 5/498, 24/116.00A, 24/481
International ClassificationA47C21/00, A47C21/02
Cooperative ClassificationA47C21/022, A47D15/02
European ClassificationA47D15/02, A47C21/02A