US 2292600 A
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BABYs GARMENT Filed Dec. 5, 1940 y 'Fig'. 2. g* l5 \G 2 7 6 8 e n lo 7 Figl-l f by @MQW Abby Beveridge Baum Patented Aug. ll, 1942 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE Abby Beveridge Baum, Seattle, Wash.
Application December 5', 1940, Serial No. 368,649
This invention relates to improvements in babys garments and the object thereof is to provide a play or sleeping garment to enclose the babys body and legs and protect it from drafts of air while permitting free unrestricted movement of the babys arms, legs and body.
More specifically an object of the invention is to provide a babys garment of this character in the form of a sack of sufficient size loosely to surround a babys body and legs and permit free movement thereof having an open upper end to enclose the babys chest, with releasable means for constricting the upper end suillciently to lcause it loosely to ilt the babys chest, and having releasable means for retaining the upper end ln close promixity to the babys armpits so that the arms may have unrestricted movement which will enable it to play with toys or to use the arms in turning to a more comfortable position.
Another object of the invention is to provide a babys garment of the character speeied which can be opened up flat for laundering. 1
These and other objects and features of the invention will-more fully appear from the following description and the accompanying drawing and will be particularly pointed out in the claims.
A preferred embodiment of the invention is shown in the accompanying drawing, in which,
Fig. 1 is a front elevation of the garment illustrating in dotted lines the position of the head and shoulders of a baby wearing the same;
Fig. 2 is a front view of the preferred form of garment when extended for laundering purposes;
Fig. 3 is a horizontal sectional view of the upper end portion of the babys garment showing a preferred means for constricting the upper end comfortably to t the babys chest;
Fig. 4 is a sectional view of the upper end of the garment when in extended position illustrated in Fig. 2;
Fig. 5 is a vertical sectional view of the' upper end portion of the garment showing the manner in which the band and shoulder straps are secured thereto; and,
Fig. 6 is a detail view of the upper portion of the garment showing the shoulder straps in crossed position.
The preferred embodiment of the invention illustrated herein comprises a sack I, preferably of rectangular form, of sufcient size and length loosely to surround a babys body and legs and to permit full freedom of movement of the legs and having an open upper end through which the babys body may be introduced into the sack, 55
The lower end 2 of the garment is closed by stitching or in any suitable manner to prevent the access of currents of air to the babys legs or body.
l The open upper end 3 of the garment desirably is provided with a hem l and is bound by a reenforcing band having inturned ends and stitched along the upper and lower edges to the garment. v
l5 The upper end is provided with suitable means to constrict or contract it sumciently to flt comfortably upon the babys chest, such, for example, as by the provision of a releasable plait or plaits provided with a cooperating button and buttonholes. l
In the preferred construction shown the upper end is provided with buttons 6 and 1 attached to the band 5 at equal distances from the center of the front and the upper end portion of the sack and the band are provided with buttonholes 8 and 9 preferably equally spaced fromv the button 6 and from each other and similar buttonholes III and II equally spaced from the button l and from each other as illustrated in Fig. 2.
When the garment is placed upon the baby the upper end portion is vfolded to form plaits I2 and I3 as illustrated in Fig. 3 with the buttonholes 9 and 8 and the buttonholes II and III superimposed and the buttons 6 and l introduced respectively through the superimposed buttonholes thereby detachably securing' the plaits together` The upper end may be thus plaited in any suitable manner to cause the upper end of the sack comfortably to ilt beneath the babys 40 armpits.
Suitable means are provided for retaining the garment upon the babysv body in such manner that the upper end thereof may be held in proximity to the babys armpits. In the preferred construction shoulder straps I4 and I5 are so secured to the upper end of the garment as to retain the garment in proper position and to be readily released to enable the garment to be readily removed.
In the preferred construction illustrated one end of each shoulder strap is secured in the proper place between the band and the hem'l of the upper end of the back of the garment and the free ends of the shoulder straps are provided with buttonholes I8 adapted to engage the but'- tons 8 and 'i respectively. The shoulder straps Il and I5 may be passed over the shoulders in parallelism and connected at their free ends to the buttons 6 and 1 respectively as shown in Fig. 1, or may be made of suitable length to enableithem to be crossed and connected respectively to the buttons 1 and 6 as shown in Fig. 6 with the crossing either behind the babys back or in front of the babys chest as may be desired. y
When the garment 'is thus secured upon the baby the babys arms can be moved freely so that it can play with toys or use the arms in turning from one position to another, and the babys legs can be freely exercised while protected against,
holes are superimposed and engaged by the adjacent button to form releasable plaits to constrict said upper end sumciently comfortably to flt the babys chest, and suitably spaced shoulder straps fastened to the rear portion of said upper end and having at their free ends buttonholes detachably to engage the respective buttons and so located in said shoulder strap as to retain the upper end of said sack in close proximity to the babys armpits.
2. A babys adjustable play and sleeping garment comprising a rectangular sack of soft ilexi- -ble fabric having a closed lower end and a continuous open upper end provided with a binding band, the front portion of said upper end being provided with buttons widely spaced from the g center thereof, sets of alined buttonholes interquired where movements of the baby are restrained as is customary in usual types of garments.
If desired the lower end of the sack or garment instead of being permanently closed by stitching may be releasably closed by a zipper or other suitable constriction which will exclude the admission of air and which may be opened to permit access to the babys body without removing the garment.
It will be understood .that the particular -embodiment of the invention shown and described herein is of an illustrative character and is not restrictive and that various modifications in form and arrangement of parts may be made within the spirit and scope of the following claims.
Having thus described the invention. what is claimed as new, and desired to be secured by Letters Patent, is:
1. A babys adjustable play and sleeping garment comprising a sack of sulcient size loosely to surround the babys body and having a closed lower end and a continuous open upper end having a front portion provided with buttons equally spaced from the center thereofl and with a plurality of buttonholes on each side of said center suitably spaced from the adjacent button and from each other adapted when selected buttonmediate of the respective buttons and the center of said front spaced from the adjacent button and from each other adapted when a plurality of buttonholes of the respective sets are superimposed and engaged by the adjacent button to form plaits to constrict said upper end sutilcientlycomfortably to fit the babys chest, and
suitably spaced shoulder straps fastened to the l rear portion of said upper end and having at their free ends buttonholes detachably to engage the respective plait-retaining buttons and so located in said shoulderstraps as to retain said upper end in close proximity to the babys armpits.
3. A babys adjustable play and sleeping garment comprising a rectangular sack of soft ilexible fabric having a closed lower end and a continuous open upper end provided with a binding band, the front portion of said upper end being provided with buttons widely spaced from the center thereof, sets of alined buttonholes intermediate of the respective buttons and the center of said front equally spaced from the respective buttons and from each other adapted when a plurality of buttonholes of each set are superimposed. and engaged by the respective buttons to form plaits to constrict said upper end sumciently comfortably to ilt the babys chest, and suitably spaced shoulder straps fastened to the rear portion of said upper end and having at 'their free ends buttonholes detachably to engage 1 the respective plait-retaining buttons, the s'houlder straps being of. Suilicient length to enable g ABBY BEVERIDGE BAUM.