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Publication numberUS2434968 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateJan 27, 1948
Filing dateJul 18, 1946
Priority dateJul 18, 1946
Publication numberUS 2434968 A, US 2434968A, US-A-2434968, US2434968 A, US2434968A
InventorsSmith Beatrice I
Original AssigneeSmith Beatrice I
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby harness
US 2434968 A
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Jan. 27, 1948. I 53541111 T 2,434,968

BABY HARNESS Filed July 18, 1946 IN VEN TOR.

Patented Jan. 27, 1948 BAmanARNEss;

Beatrice IZ'Sm'ith; ormsteae raus, one

Application July 18, 1946;,Seriai1No. 6845519.

inventibn relates' to. a safety harness fnr' young children adapted. to provide aivery simple and. yet. efi'icient devicetcr'secure. achild'against accidental fallingv from. a. crib;v chair. or. carriage.v Objects. of. the. invention; are. to provide such a dev ce in a form. which. in. use. will be. comfort;- able. to. the wearer and. will; be effective in 're.-

ta ning thefchild; while. allowing free movement. Simhlicity. of; construetion..enah1ing economical manuf cture. is also an object. ohta-inediby. my invention. The invention. is.i11ustrate.d. in. the draw ngs ndhereinafteii fully. describedfandlthe.

essentialnovel features. are. summarized in'. the

claims.

'In the drawings,- Fig. hisa view, brokenout; intermediately in various regions,-. showing the harness: Fig. 2 is apersnectiveoffthe device in.

substantially. the. position. in. whichit. is. worn;

F g. 3 is a detailin cross se'ctionin the positionin cated by the. line 3.--3 on Fig; 1'; Figs. 4, 5". 6 and'l are views of the device in place on a baby in var ous positions.

Mv harness comprises essentially an elongated m in strip In having a comparatively large o ening l l adapted to be passed over the childs head and having beyond this opening at each end of the stri other o enings designated l2, l3, l4 and I5 through which the tying straps, about to be mentioned. may be assed.

The main stri which is preferably a continuous strip of fabric with an edge binding l8 extending about its entire edge. is formed with widened extreme portion l1 extending continuously from one end and having the openings ll, l2 and I3: then a narrower intermediate portion 18. and then a wider end portion [9 through which the openings [4 and I5 are made. There is preferably a local binding around each opening. as shown in Fig. 1.

I provide tying straps 20 and 2! secured at their inner ends, as at 22 and 23, to opposite edges of the main strip. The tying straps are preferable in two pairs. the members of the pair extending in substantially the same direction from the main strip.

In use, the main strip is passed over the babys head by the opening I l, with the extreme end having the openings l2 and I3 extending down the babys back. The intermediat portion beyond the head opening extends down the chest and stomach of the baby; the narrower portion I8 is passed through the crotch and the endmost portion l9 placed at the back to overlap the other end of the strip. This brings one or more of the openings at each end into registra- 2. tion with an; opening or openings at the other end-as shownin'. Figs: 2; 4'; 5 and 6'. The tying. straps: are "then passed around. the. sides. of the babyandl throughone or. more of-the. overlapped openingsin'the main1strip,. asindicated. inFigs The freeends of the tying. straps are then. available fbnatta'chment to. the rails. of a crib,. as. ihdicaiiedl in; Figffi, or the. back off a. chair aslihdicated inFig; 7; or. for other. attachment.

as desired; The. twost'rap. members of. the. pair. or 2| may be tiedtogether by a suitablebow. knot, as indicated. in Fig... 6.. These straps are also. usefuli in. controlling, the. child. in creeping 1:5: asindicated. in Fig. 5;. or; may. be. held" by the.

mother; to supportthe, child when learning his. firstv steps Iffi'ndi it convenient" in. securing the. ends of the. straps 2'11" and 2.11 to the'main. strip to placethem. across. the strip. with the end. flush. with. the edge of the strip before the edge. binding.

I6 is applied and sew that binding inth'at region over the ends of the tying straps as indicated in Fig. 3.

By providing a plurality of openings in at least one end of the main strip, preferably in both ends, I allow a range of adjustment of the device, as the tying straps may pass through the two endmost openings, or the other two openings shown, or through an end opening at one end and an intermediate opening at the other. While I have shown but two openings at each end, this number, if desired. may be increased to provide a wider range of adjustment.

The straps being anchored at one end to the main strip, serve to hold the child in a comparatively definite position when the ends of the straps are attached to som stationary object, though these straps by passing freely through the overlapped openings allow sufficient freedom of movement to the child to prevent putting any strain on the stomach, or crotch, or shoulders. When the child moves to pull on either pair of straps, the stress is evenly divided on the harness body.

If desired to provide less freedom of movement or clasps liable to scratch the baby or become lost or swallowed by the baby. The device may be readily washed and maintained clean.

I claim: a

1. A restraining garment for a child comprising an elongated strip rovided with a neck opening and having an opening adjacent each end and tying straps extending in opposite directions from an intermediate region of said strip and adapted to be passed through registering openings of the end portions.

2. A restraining garment for a child comprising an elongated strip having a relatively wide portion provided with a neck opening and a relatively narrow portion extending from the end of 5. A restraining garment for a child comprising an elongated body part provided with a neck opening and having openings adjacent its opposite ends, some of which may register when the device is in place, and two pairs of straps extending respectively from opposite sides of the body and adapted to be passed through registering openings of th end portions.

6; A'restraining garment for a child comprising an elongated strip having a relatively wide portion provided with a neck opening and a relaf tively narrow portion extending from the end of the,wide portion and a wider portion at the opthe wide portion, there being openings adjacent opposite ends of the strip and tying straps anchored to opposite sides of the strip ad acent the junction of the portion having the neck opening and the relatively narrow portion, said straps being adapted to pass through openings adjacent,

the strip ends when such ends overlap each other. 3. A restraining garment for a child comprising an elongated body part provided with a neck opening and having a plurality of openings in one end of the body and at least one openin adjacent the opposite end, which may register with at least one of the first-named openings when the device is in place, and tying straps extending from opposite sides of the body and adapted to be passed through registering openings of the end portions. p

4. A restraining garment ,for a child comprising an elongated body part provided with a neck opening and having a plurality of reduced openings adjacent each end, some of which may register when thedevice is in place, and tying straps extending from opposite sides of the body and adapted to be passedthrough reduced openings of the end portions, a plurality of openings in both ends.

posite end of the narrow portion, there being a plurality of-openings in the two wider portions adjacent opposite ends of the strip and two pairs of tying straps, each pair anchored to opposite sides of the strip adjacent the junction of the portion having the neck opening and the relatively narrow portion, said straps being adapted to pass through openings adjacent the strip ends when such ends overlap each other.

7. A restraining garment for a child comprising an elongated body part provided with a neck opening and openings adjacent its opposite ends, tying straps extending from opposite side edges of the body and adapted to 1:; passed through registering openings of the end portions, and a binding about the edge, of the body securing also the ends of the straps.

8. A restraining garment for a child compris when the device is in place, and fabric tying straps extending from opposite sides of the body and adapted tobe passed through reduced openings of the end portions.

BEATRICE I. SMITH.

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Referenced by
Citing PatentFiling datePublication dateApplicantTitle
US3769938 *Dec 13, 1971Nov 6, 1973M BernauSafety support for babies
US3783834 *Jan 12, 1972Jan 8, 1974J StoryQuail harness
US5579552 *Feb 10, 1995Dec 3, 1996Henry; Jesse E.Toddler restraint apparatus
US7571494 *Apr 19, 2007Aug 11, 2009Morning Pride Manufacturing, L.L.C.Drag harness and pocket
US20080256678 *Apr 19, 2007Oct 23, 2008Grilliot William LDrag harness and pocket
Classifications
U.S. Classification128/875, 297/484
International ClassificationA47D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D15/008, A47D15/006
European ClassificationA47D15/00F4, A47D15/00F2