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Nov. 21, 1950 M. E. HAMAN 2,530,464
' SLEEPING BAG FOR INFANTS Filed May 7, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet l Nov. 21, 1950 M. E. HAMAN 2,530,464
SLEEPING BAG FOR INFANTS Filed May 7, 1948 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Patented Nov. 21, 1950 UNITED STATES PATENT OFFICE 2 Claims.
This invention relates to garments for infants, and refers more particularly to a bunting or sleeping bag for a baby.
It is an object of this invention to provide a comfortable and convenient garment for an infant which will enable him to have the free use of his arms during waking hours and which will keep his arms under warm cover when he is asleep.
Another and very important object of this invention resides in the provision of a sleeping bag or cover of the character described in which a very small child may be kept warm and comfortable without any possibility of strangling himself through his turning movements in sleep, as is the case when a baby is covered with ordinary blankets and covers.
Still another object of this invention resides in the provision of a sleeping bag for small children having a flap through which access may be had to the childs middle to permit his diaper to be changed without the necessity for uncovering the upper part of his body or remov= ing him from the sleeping bag.
With the above and other objects in view, which will appear as the description proceeds, this invention resides in the novel construction, combination and arrangement of parts substantially as hereinafter described and more particularly defined by the appended claims, it being understood that such changes in the precise embodiment of the hereindisclosed invention may be made as come within the scope of the claims.
The accompanying drawings illustrate one complete example of the physical embodiment of the invention constructed according to the best mode so far devised for the practical application of the principles thereof, and in which:
Figure 1 is a perspective view of the sleeping bag of this invention, and
Figure 2 is a perspective view of the sleeping bag of this invention similar to Figure l, but
with portions cut away to show details of the garment.
Referring now more particularly to the accompanying drawings in which like numerals designate like parts throughout the several views, the numeral 5 designates generally the body portion of the sleeping bag of this invention which comprises a substantially rectangular envelope of a size and shape to comfortably contain a small child and made of any suitable fabric, but preferably from a warm, soft material such as wool flannel.
The front surface or "wall 6 and the rear surface I of the envelope are permanently joined (as by sewing) along the bottom edge 9 and along most of the length of the side edges It]. An arcuate cutout H in each side edge, spaced a distance from the upper end I2 of the envelope, defines a pair of sleeve forming portions I3. The top and bottom envelope surfaces are sewed together only along the lower portions 14 of each cutout, so that the arms'of an infant in the envelope may extend out through the sleeve forming portions I3.
Cooperating fasteners, such as snap fasteners l5, are secured on the two lower edges of each sleeve forming portion l3, whereby the lower edges of each sleeve forming portion may be detachably secured together to provide a complete sleeve l3 '(see Figure 2). It will be seen that the sleeve l3 may thus be fastened in place around the upper arm of an infant in the envelope without the difiiculties usually encountered in attempting to work a tiny arm through a sleeve.
Additional snap fasteners l6 are secured to the outs de of the front and rear surfaces of the envelope and are so located that they may cooperate with the fasteners I5 on the lower edges of each sleeve portion to detachably secure the sleeve portion in place covering the s eeve aperture, as at I! (see Figure 2) when it is desired to keep the infants arms inside the envelope for sleeping.
The upper edge l2 of the envelope extends in a substantially straight line from the top of one sleeve forming portion across the top of the other, except for an arcuate cutout I 8 which provides in effect a collar through which the head and neck of an infant in the envelope may extend, and the upper edges of the front and rear surfaces are permanently joined along the straight line part of the top edge of the envelope, so that the envelope is completely closed except for the head and arm apertures.
To enable an infant to be placed in the sleeping bag of this invention a straight slit I9 is provided in the front surface of the envelope extending from the neck aperture 18 substantially along the longitudinal center line of the bag and about three-fourths of the way to the bottom end thereof. The edges of this slit are provided with a suitable closure, such as a zipper 20. A tab 2! on one edge of the slit, at the upper end thereof, snaps to the adjoining marginal edge portion of the slit to cover the zipper pull when the same is in the closed position to prevent its entanglement or accidental displacement.
An arcuate slit 22 in the front surface of the envelope, near the bottom edge of the bag, is likewise provided with a zipper, and defines a flap 22' which may be readily opened or closed and through which access may be had to the infants middle to permit his diaper to be changed without the necessity of removing him from the bag,
A substantially waterproof protective sheet 23 overlies the lower half of the rear surface, on the inner face thereof, to preclude penetration of moisture. Loops of tape 24 sewed to the rear surface of the envelope are adapted to receive lengths of cord 25 secured to the corners of the sheet 23 to detachably retain the sheet in place. Access may be had to the two lower loops by opening the zipper on the slit 22 and raising the flap 22', while the upper loops are readily accessible when the zipper 20- is opened.
From the foregoing description together with theaccompanying claims it will be'readily apparent that the sleeping bag of this invention provides a warm, safe cover for infants, and permits the child to use his arms freely when he is awake, but keeps them snugly tucked away while he sleeps. It will be seen, moreover, that with the sleeping bag of this invention there is no possibility of an infant strangling himself by his turning movements while asleep.
1. An infants sleeping bag of the type comprising a substantially rectangular envelope of a size and shape to contain an infant, the top, bottom and side edges of the front and rear surfaces of said envelope being joined except at an aperture at the upper end thereof through which the infants head is adapted to'project, said envelope having a. substantially medial slit in its front surface extending downwardly from said aperture to enable an infant to be placed therein, said garment being characterized by: sleeve forming flaps defined by substantially arcuate cutouts at the side edges of the envelope spaced below the upper edge thereof, the front and rear surfaces of the envelope being permanently joined along the lower edges of each of said outcutsand being unjoined thereabove so that the sleeve forming flaps may be folded down over the front and rear surfaces to close the sleeve apertures or connected to each other to form sleeves; and cooperating fastening means on the flaps and on the front and rear surfaces of the envelope, spaced a substantial distance inwardly of the joined lower edges of said arcuate cutouts for holding the flaps in either of said two positions.
2. An infants sleeping bag of the character described comprising: a substantially rectangular envelope of a size and shape to contain an infant and having its end and side edges closed, said envelope also having an aperture at the upper end thereof through which the head of an infant is adapted to project and a substantially medial slit in its front surface extending downwardly from said aperture to enable an infant to be placed in the envelope; said envelope also having subtantially arcuate cutouts at its side edges spaced below the upper end thereof, the edges of the front and rear surfaces of the envelope being permanently connected along the lower portion of each cutout so that the upper portion of the cutout defines a sleeve portion having unjoined lower edges; fastening means at the lower edges of the sleeve portions for detachably joining said lower edges to thus provide sleeves through which the arms of the infant may project to the outside of the bag;- fastening means on the front and rear surfaces of the envelope spaced a substantial distance inwardly of the permanently connected lower edge portions of said cutouts and adapted to cooperate with fastening means on each of the edges of the sleeve portions to detachably secure the free ends of the sleeve portions to the envelope to substantially cover the sleeve apertures when it is desired to keep the infants arms within the body of the envelope; and means on the envelope for detachably securing the edges of said slit together when the infant is in the envelope.
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