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Publication numberUS2521175 A
Publication typeGrant
Publication dateSep 5, 1950
Filing dateOct 5, 1948
Priority dateOct 5, 1948
Publication numberUS 2521175 A, US 2521175A, US-A-2521175, US2521175 A, US2521175A
InventorsKruse Anne T
Original AssigneeKruse Anne T
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet
Baby sleeping garment
US 2521175 A
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Sept. 5, 1 50 A. T. KRUSE 2,521,175

BABY SLEEPING GARMENT Filed 001;. 5, 1948 Patented Sept. 5, 1950 Mani UFFTCZE BABY SLEEPING "GARMENT rAnne' T. Kruse, Ogden, Utah .Ap 'ilicaitionficttiher s, 1948,S'erial"No.'52,851

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The present *invention relates to a garment for babies.

A primary object-of the present inVentiQn is-to provide a combination sleeping "and exercising garment for babies adapted to hold the baby securely in bed *without uncomfortably ham'pering rolling movem'entsduring' the' sleeping period.

Another object is to provide a reversible garment for babies which is *so constructed and designed so that the babymaybe held in *position either on its back or abdomen.

A further object is to provide a childs sle'eping garment provided with elastic means to comfortably hold" the chil'd -inarecliningposition.

The present -invention--enibraces the concept-of providing 'a combination sleeping and =exer'cising garment for babiesinclu'ding a body :Dortion provided with-a neck receiving opening and arm receiving openings, a tie band "provided with *tie cords at theopposite-ends thereof, and an elastic strip secured to serene band with said elastic strip having its-opposite ends securedto thebo'dy portion of the ga'rm'ent.

Other and further objects and advantages of the present invention'will 'b'eapparent from the following description thereof :and fromthe claims appended thereto.

In the drawing \whereinlike numerals refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views;

"Figure 1 is a front view of the garment and embraces the features of the present invention;

Figure 2 is a rear view or the garment "shown in Figure 1 Figure B is a 'rear -view-of the -;garmentshown in Figure *1 with the tie band -'broken away to show the position 'of the elastic -strip across the back of the garment;

Figure 4 is a detail showing the means for attaching the elastic strip to the tie band;

Figure 5 is a perspective View showing the babys garment in use, wherein the baby is reclining on its back; and

Figure 6 is a perspective view showing the garment in use, wherein the said garment is reversed and the baby is disposed on its abdomen.

Referring now to the drawing, the numeral it! generally represents the garment which embodies the features of the preferred form of the present invention. Garment It is preferably composed of an integral piece of material which forms a body portion ll, which may be made of cotton, fabric, or preferably any washable cloth. The body portion H is provided with a neck receiving opening [2 and oppositely disposed arm of buttons and buttonholes as the "fastening means. I

The body portion l l *is 'providedat the bottom thereof with a turned up hem F9, which is stitched to provide a finished bottom portion.

On the rear side of the body portion H opposite "from the buttoned side, "there "is provided an elastic band 21], which extends widthw'ise of the body H and substantiallyacross the-back'p'ortion thereof, with said "elastic *band or strip 2i! being secured to the back portion pf the body H by meanso'f tabs "21 an'dM, which'eXtend-upwardly from the 'bottomhem l-9,' and are secured to the back'of the body Fl by=crisscrossstitching2-3 and 2'4, which likewise *secur the end =portions -of"the elastic strip 2'llto the' tabs'i'l and 22andto spaced apart portions 'o'f'the ba'cko'f body 1 has more clearlys'hown-inFigure 3 of thedrawing.

A tie band 25 extends widthwise across and substantially beyond the back of body "portion H,-and is provided at the opposite ends thereof with tie cords 25, 21, 28 and '29, which are adapted to be secured to suitable knobs -30, 3|, 32"and '3-3,-disposed in 'thesideboards 3'4 and 35 of abed. Thetiecords 25;21, zfi'andzeanayalso be securedto any other suitable anchoring source. The tie'bandtt is providedintermediate the ends thereof with a loop portion 36, through "which the elasticStrip '20 passes, with "said elastic strip 20 being secured to said loop 36 and the tie band 25 by means of crisscross stitching 31. As pointed out, the ends of elastic strip 20 are secured to the back of body portion 1 l. While it is preferred to have elastic strip 2E! in one piece, two or more sections may be employed if desired.

In operation, as best shown in Figures 5 and 6 of the drawing, when it is desired to place the baby in sleeping position, the garment I0 is put on the child as shown in Figure 5, and the tie cords are securely fastened to anchor the garment in place. The baby is then comfortably positioned to sleep on its back, and may roll from side to side against the resiliency of the elastic band 20 which will tend to bring the child back to its normal sleeping position on. its back.

When i is desired to have the child sleep on its abdomen, or to position the child in the garment for exercise, the garment is disposed on the child in a manner shown in Figure 6 of the drawing and the tie cords are anchored. It is to be noted that when the garment is being employed to permit the child to sleep on its abdomen, or to exercise against the resiliency of the band 29, the buttons I5, l6, l1 and 18 are disposed up to the back of the child rather than down the front as is the case when the child is positioned on its back.

When exercising, the baby is normally placed on its hands and knees and upward movement against the elastic band 29 will provide the child with needed exercise.

It will be appreciated that the improved baby garment is of relatively simple construction, and may be easily and economicall manufactured. As the garment can be laid out fiat, it is very easy to launder and iron. Also, as only the upper portion of the childs body is covered with the garment, the child is free to move its arms and legs without being uncomfortably hampered and yet with assurance that the baby will not roll out of bed. If desired, the child can be covered with a blanket during colder weather without materially detracting from the utility of the device.

It is to be understood that various modifications of the present invention may occur to persons skilled in the art without departing from the spirit of the present invention, and it is therefore desired to be limited only by the scope of the appended claims.

What I claim is:

1. A sleeping and exercising garment for babies, comprising a body portion provided with a neck receiving opening and arm receiving openings, said body portion being cut downwardly from the neck receiving opening and extending throughout the length of the front of said body portion to form two free edge portions, means to removably fasten said free edge portions together, a tie band extending substantially at right angles to said free edge portions along the back of and beyond said body portion, said band being provided with a loop intermediate the ends thereof and tie cords at the opposite ends thereof, and an elastic strip disposed through said loop and attached thereto and to said band and extending substantially across the back of said body portion,

and said elastic strip having its opposite ends secured to the back of said body portion.

2. A sleeping and exercising garment for babies, comprising a body portion provided with a neck receiving opening and arm receiving openings, a tie band provided with a loop intermediate the ends thereof and tie cords at the opposite ends thereof, and an elastic strip disposed through said loop and attached thereto and to said band, said elastic strip having its opposite ends secured to the back of said body portion.

3. A sleeping and exercising garment for babies, comprising a body portion, a tie band provided with a loop portion, and an elastic strip disposed through said loop and attached thereto and to said band, said elastic strip having its opposite ends secured to the back of said body portion, said tie band having means thereon for attaching it to a crib or the like, whereby the rolling of the baby from side to side will be resiliently resisted by the elastic strip and said elastic strip will tend to return the baby to its initial position.

4. A sleeping and exercising garment for babies, comprising a body portion provided with a neck receiving opening and arm receiving openings, said body portion being out downwardly from the neck receiving opening and extending throughout the length of the front of said body portion to form two free edge portions, means to removably fasten said free edge portions together, a tie band extending substantially at right angles to said free edge portions along the back of and beyond said body portion, said band being provided with a loop intermediate the ends thereof and tie cords at the opposite ends thereof, and an elastic strip disposed through said loop and attached thereto and to said band and extending substantially across the back of said body portion, said elastic strip being unsecured except at its ends to the back of said body portion.

5. A sleeping and exercising garment for babies, comprising a body portion provided with a neck receiving opening and arm receiving openings, a tie band provided with a loop intermediate the ends thereof and tie cords at the opposite ends thereof, and. an elastic strip disposed through said loop and attached thereto and to said band, said elastic strip having its opposite ends secured to the back of said body portion and its intermediate portion i'ree of said body portion.

ANNE T. KRUSE.

REFERENCES CITED The following references are of record in the file of this patent:

UNITED STATES PATENTS Number Name Date 1,904,480 Leffert Apr. 18, 1933 2,030,091 Behringer Feb. 11, 1936 2,034,954 Murphy Mar. 24, 1936 2,044,390 Kiehs June 16, 1936 2,225,884 Parks Dec. 24, 1940 2,310,035 Mingus Feb. 2, 1943 2,316,602 Lee 1, Apr. 13, 1943

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Referenced by
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US2758595 *Feb 10, 1954Aug 14, 1956Charles R LovettCombined safety pad and harness for infants
US2863450 *Aug 9, 1955Dec 9, 1958Johnson Phyllis MSafety harness for children
US4688270 *Nov 28, 1986Aug 25, 1987Children's Hospital Medical CenterGarment for shielding lines connected to a patient during invasive therapy
US4832053 *Apr 7, 1988May 23, 1989Mccarthy Andrew DUniversal tie-less patient torso restraint device
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US6817048 *Dec 18, 2002Nov 16, 2004Larosa Penilopee LeeInfant sleep pouch
US20140259403 *Mar 17, 2014Sep 18, 2014Bedtime Solutions, Inc.Apparatus for preventing the soiling of bedclothing
Classifications
U.S. Classification128/874
International ClassificationA41B13/08, A41B13/00
Cooperative ClassificationA41B13/08
European ClassificationA41B13/08