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Publication numberUS2481741 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 13, 1949
Filing dateJan 17, 1945
Priority dateJan 17, 1945
Publication numberUS 2481741 A, US 2481741A, US-A-2481741, US2481741 A, US2481741A
InventorsGraves Sherburne R
Original AssigneeGraves Sherburne R
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Safety sleeper for babies
US 2481741 A
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P 1949- s. R. GRAVES 2,481,741

SAFETY SLEEPER FOR BABIES Filed Jan. 1'7, 1945 Patented Sept. 13, 1949 sentry SLEEPEEEQB BABIES Sherburne RrGraves Plymouth, N. H. Application January 11, 19.4.5, Se ia1 ,-5.73i-260 -This invention relates to sleeping bags designed particularly, though not exclusively, for pl nt erous sleeping bags have thepast been designed with a view toward safely keeping in" fants in their cribs .and preventing them from gettingfrom under, or kicking off, their covers. Howeye'r, many of these prior sleeping bagsbeing relatively tight about an infant to check its 'fingvementaJalso' restrict or hinder the natural turning and kicking motions of the reposing'infant, with "the result that the infant feels -uncq r a v and'becomes irritable when placed in theme, Cther sleeping bags which are sufii- Tcijently loose about an infant to give it some freedom to. turn about and kick with its feet ido notf'alwa ys prevent the disarray of the coyers when. the infant turnsor kicks'. In eithercase the infantis burdened downnot only with the sleeping'jbjag but with all the covers as well, thus 'notfonly causing further-discomfort to the infant but seriously interfering with the natural growth and development of the infants body and particularly-of its feet.

It is the object of the present invention to pro.- tide a sleeping bag, particularly for infants, which has none of the disadvantages of the prior sleeping bags, that is to say, which neither restricts the natural turning and kicking activities of a reposing infant, nor permits any disarray of the covers in consequence of the infant's turning and kicking, nor lies heavily upon the infant even when extra covers are used on top of the bag.

The natureand objects of the invention will best be understood from the following description of an illustrative embodiment thereof shown in the accompanying drawings, in which:

Fig. 1 perspectively illustrates the use of a sleeping bag which embodies my invention.

Fig. 2 shows a garment for an infant which is advantageously used in connection with the sleeping bag.

Fig. 3 is a perspective view of the sleeping bag alone.

Fig. 4 is an end view of the sleeping bag.

Fig. 5 illustrates a detachable element of the sleeping bag.

Referring to the drawing, and particularly to Fig. 1, the reference numeral l0 designates a conventional bed or crib having a frame II for supporting a mattress l2, and upright slats I3 of a suitable railing. Preferably attached to the mattress l2, in a manner hereinafter described.

3 cl im ilies-134)- g sleep ng bag l a'w'mj in embe sthee ea i ent e r I he le in ba l which may e made rom an s a le textile fa ic and fo m b se n together any suitable number of separate pieces, has aback 15, a bottom l6, sides Il and a cover lflconsisting of two separate pieces l-9 which may be joined orseparated by the slide 20 of a conventional slide fastener having the usual track. The sleeping bag l4, or at least the back 15 thereof, is preferably'riibber-lined in.-

ternallyas at 22.: The sides II! of the bag are of progressively increasing breadth toward the ba on l t e f a d th tte ea s e en- 's'iderable breadth so as to make the bag more voluminous at the bottom than at the top. :As b s wn- Figs: 3 and a fla 213 i sew #1 4, s t -bott m lli 'e he has o o m theme w ih'ae k t 2 whi h s e en tlfi fe th i se f a 109%?? 1 5 Fi 5 h board .211

, may be made of wood or any other suitable material which is fairly stiff so as not to collapse in the pgcket 2 5 (Fig, 1) even whensome covers (not shown) are placed over the sleeping bag. snap fasten -1 may b employed to close the pocket 25xafter. the insertion of the board '26 Transverse straps or belts 30 and 3| are provided for attaching the sleeping bag I4 to the crib l0, and preferably to the mattress [2. The strap 30 is suitably held or secured to the head end of the back l5 and passed around the mattress [2 in the fashion shown in Fig. 1. The strap 30 is passed through a pocket on the back of sheet I5. The other strap 3| is received in a sleeve 32 which is sewed at 33 to the flap 23, and is then passed around the mattress as shown in Fig. 1.

The board 26, which preferably fits snugly in the pocket 25, is kept erect therein when the back l5 of the sleeping bag is flat on the mattress l2 and the straps 30 and 3| are attached to the latter. This is due to the sleeve 32 which, by virtue of its attachment to the end flap 23 intermediate the upper and lower edges thereof, resists any inward collapse of the board-holding pocket 25.

The infant, when placed in the sleeping bag on the mattress, has full freedom to move its feet and toes due to the erect disposition of the bottom of the bag, yet is securely held against unchecked rolling on the mattress within the narrower confines of the bag at the head end 35 thereof. The infant will also receive the full benefit of any covers placed over the bag without 41 with a strap 48 to be slung around one of the c slats [3 of the crib as shown in Fig. 1 'I he tab;

44 and ring 45 are passed throughsuitable-open- .ings 50 and 50' in the board 26 and the pocket .25 of the sleeping bag respectively. When'the :infant in the garment 40 is thus strapped to one of the slats I3, it cannot crawl from the S1Ql .g

' tia'lly upright during use.

Lbag l4, yet may turn to its heart's content due" to the swivel connectionf et n thelhoo 46 an thestrap '48: To remove the infant from the sleeping bag, it is merely necessary to remove the {spring-closed hook 4fi from the ring 45 on the tab'44 and to 'open the slide fastener 2| of the :sleeping bag, as will be readilyunderstood.

' Attached to the back I 5 of the sleeping bag I4, preferably by means of snap fasteners 52,-is a head rest 54 upon which'the infant maydrool or vomit without dirt yi'ng" the sleeping bag. The

'head rest 54 may from time to time be de mm the sleeping bag-{for washing. 7

It is to be understood that the sleeping bag I4 maybe used with all its advantages with or without-the head rest 54 'and with or with garment 40 and its' detachable strap 48-;

Iclaim: l l. 'A collapsible sleeping b'aghavingjin combination, a closed foot end, a pocket formed on said foot end adapted to hold a stiff reinforcing member, and a laterally extending sleeve on the outside wall of said pocket adapted to receivea securingstrap, a lateral edge of said sleeve being secured to said pocket wall above the lower edge thereof.

2; A collapsible sleeping bag having, incomloination, a closed foot end, a pocket-that is' slibstantially coextensive with said foot end,-asti1f tached out the member in said pocket substantially coextensive therewith, and an external sleeve secured to said pocket intermediate the upper and lower margins thereof adapted to receive a securing strap transversely disposed to the foot of said bag.

3. A collapsible sleeping bag having, in com bination, a base sheet, a top covering portion, a; closed foot end, a pocket formed at said foot end v substantially coextensive therewith, a still reinq forcing memberjin said, pocket, a wide sleeve having one lateral margin thereof secured to the outer wall of said pocket intermediate the upper and 1ower edges thereof and a free lateral margin spaced therefrom, a securing strap for the head end of said base sheet, and a securing strap passm through said sleeve, said straps being adapted to maintain said-mag under suflicient tension to hold said pocket and said stiff member substan- SHEBBU EaGBAY "REFERENCES CITED .The following references are of recordg in he Gre i e -s- :Jun 9311

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U.S. Classification128/873, 5/494
International ClassificationA47D15/00
Cooperative ClassificationA47D15/008
European ClassificationA47D15/00F4