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Oct, 19, 1948,. B. M. coRRAo BABY BOTTLE HOLDER Filed Aug. 1o. 1945 m 'lNvENToR BEATRICE M CORRAO BY ATTORNEY Patented Oct. 19, 1948 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2,451,118V I mno'r'rm nomma Beatrice M. correo, Brennan, N. y. Appnwtmnnuwt 1o, 194s, vserian Nn. 610,032'
a claims. (o1. 24a- 195i The baby bottle holder made in accordance with this invention is extremely simple in manufacture and in use and will be found to be a very helpful necessity for every mother having a. baby receiving milk from a bottle. bottle holder, heretofore necessary tedious work of feeding thejbaby while guiding the bottle by hand is entirely eliminated. In addition the new device can also be used as an extremely .satisfactory pillow for a baby or otherwise as suitable support for infants or adults .and can be readily sterilized between use. In spite of all these advantages the product of the invention is extremely simple, cheap to make and inexpensive in use and will give satisfactory service over extremely long periods of time when made from satisfactory raw materials.
In its simple form the invention consists of a wedge shaped cushion which provides an inclined resting place for a baby bottle held between the cushion and an attached adjustable sleeve. There is also an attached flap which can be placed under the nursing baby so as to stabilize the position of the device in the crib which is thus locked into place by the weight. of the infant.
For further comprehension of the invention, and of the objects and advantages thereof,'ref erence will be had to the following description and accompanying drawings, and to the appended claims in which the various novel features of the invention are more particularly set forth.
In the accompanying drawings forming a niateri a1 part of this disclosure:
Fig. l is a perspective view of the device made in accordance with the invention.
Fig. 2 is a like view of the device showing it with the bottle in position. v
Fig. 3 is a central vertical section through line 3-3 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a detail of alike view showing a slight modifi-cation of the invention. e
Fig. 5 is a vertical section through line 5-5 of Fig. 3.
Fig. 6 is a vertical section through line 8-8 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 7 is a section as Fig. 5 but showing yet an- .other modification of the invention.
In accordance with the invention In is a wedge When using the `2 shaped pillow enclosed by :six water proof. completely sterilizable fabric .or film walls v'Il often joinedV together by seams Il.' and holding above its central section in parallel of the slope of the wedge an attached .sleeve 'I3 which should be adjustable on one'si-de by means of snap button I4 which can cooperate vwith snap buttons l5, I5h and 'llocated' on topofxthe wedge shaped pillow infin positions adjustable so `as to lmake sleeve I3 which is rigidly attached to the top Wall ofthe pillow` vIl; :inthe other side fit various sizes andmakes of nursing bottles. The base wall I6 is extended along the narrower 'side of the wedge to endiin an elongated extension :Hap I1 which in: one/.modification of the invention shownin Fig.. 451 may be attachable and detach-` a-bie to the cushion III by meansof snap buttons i8"l and IBD-.or simply joined rigidly to the cushion by one-of seams 12 :as shown in Fig. 3.
The flap l1 is-provided with a'bottom pocket portionl Il for keeping bottles, diapers or other articles therein. A tying tape I'Ib is secured to the free end of flap I 'I for tying the ap I1 around 'the baby bottle holder, when not in use.
The bottle I9 shown in several of the views will have an even better resting place on the wedge shaped cushion I0 where the embodiment illustrated in Fig. 'I is utilized which employs relatively hard and dense fillings 29 in the portions of the cushion I0 which are not directly below the baby bottle but which employs relatively loose and soft fillings directly below the baby bottle so as to give the latter freedom of movement. It will be noted that the device in accordance with that embodiment of the invention permits a relatively soft and flexible positioning of the baby nursing bottle I9 but will be also provided with a hard and relatively unyielding surface should the babys head lean against it which is in accordance with the best recommendations of the child care experts of the United States Dept. of Labor.
In actual use baby bottle I9 will usually be heated up to or slightly above a desired temperature. It will then be inserted, usually nipple down, into the space between adjustable sleeve I3 and the wedged pillow I0 adjusting the operai tive width of the sleeve I3 to a desired point by choosing the vcorrect snap button I5, I5 or |5,
' etc., to cooperate with button I4 on the sleeve I3.
Should it be desired to store the bottle I9 for 'some time before use it will be found practical to wrap the whole device into extension II so as to keep the bottle at its desired temperature for a ylonger period of time.
Otherwise the pillow I9 is simply placed in position near the infants mouth and extension I1 is put down flat directly below the infant, or often more conveniently below a sheet which supports the infant. Minor adjustments of the bottle position may often be made by the infants mouth but the bottle is still securely held and will not fall or yield when used in connection with this invention.
While the primary purpose of the invention is to hold a bottle in xed nursing positiomit has also been noted that it may often be used to Iadvantage where secure positioning for infected,
4 which can be put below an infants body while said infant is nursing.
2. .A practical baby nursing bottle hol-der compri-sing in combination: a wedge shaped cushion providing an inclined resting place for a baby bottle and a sleeve attached to a top Wall of said cushion on one side andy attachable to the same Stop wall on the other side by means of adjustable fastening means, said wedge shaped cushion having an elongated flexible lm extension ap which can be put below an infants body while said infant is nursing, said extension flap Ibeing remov- -swollen or lacerated pants of a childs body is d-e-- sired and the device w-ill be found particularly.
and which will be found of great advantage2 wherever special problems are presented in the nursing `of infants. The new device is thoroughly practical, very economicaland w-ill be found very helpful by those Who use it.
While I have illustrated Aand described the preferred embodiments of my invention, it is to be understood that I do not limit myself to the precise constructions herein disclosed and the right is reserved to all changes and modifications com- .ing within the scope of the invention as defined in the appended claims. Y
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new, and-desire to secure by United States Letters Patent is: Y
1. A practical lbaby nursing bottle holder comprising in combination: a wedge shaped cushion providing an inclined resting place for a baby bottle and a sleeve attached to a top wall of said cushion yon one side and attachable to the same top wall on the other side by means of adjustable fastening means, said wedge shaped cushion having an elongated flexible nlm extension flap 'ably attached to the main body of said cushion.
3. A practical baby nursing bottle holder comprising in combination: a wedge shaped cushion providing an inclined resting place for a baby bottle-and a sleeve attached to a top wall of said cushion on one side and attachable to the same top wall on the other side by means of adjustable fastening means, said wedge shaped cushion having an elongated flexible film extension flap which canbe put below an infants body` while said infan-t is nursing, said extension ap being removably attached to the main body of said cushion, and including a bottom pocket portion for keeping articles therein and a tying tape at its free end for tying said flap around said bottle holder.
- f BEATRICE M. CORRAO.
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