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Dec. 16, 1952 WENDROFF 2,621,336
CHILDS SLEEPING GARMENT Filed June '7, 1948 INVENTOR. LOU/5 WENDEOF F.
ATTOENEK Patented Dec. 16, 1952 U N [TED .S'TATEZS PATENT FLF'ICE cn'rnn's snssrmo GARMENT Louis Wemlrofl, New York, N. 1?.
Application June '7, 1948, Serial No. 31,485
invention relates to a sleeping garment for children. It is a well-known fact that young children frequently kick off their bed covers and blankets at night. On relatively cold nights this'factl-endangers the health of the child since it unduly exposes the child to conditions which are productive of colds and similar ailments. It :is also a well-known fact that children of tender =years wet their clothes at night and this fact, coupled with the first-mentioned fact, can lead to serious consequences with respect to the childs health. The principal object of this invention is the provision of a sleeping garment for children, which provides the warmth and protection" ofqa blanket and. at the same time prevents soiling of the bedclothes which is generally caused by wetting. The garment herein claimed may be made of blanket material or other suitable material, and it is'so designed that it covers or clothes the childs entire body including its limbs and up to its neck, over its pajamas. It cannot be thrown 'o-ff by the child since it is provided with fastening means which secure it about the child's body.
covered at all times by the garment herein.
The garment includes as one of its principal features a water-proof lining .which prevents soiling of the bed-clothes and indeed also prevents soiling of the garment itse f, by reason .of the .childs wetting. This lining is removable so that it may be separately washed, without having to wash the entire garment atthe same time. p
A preferred form of this invention isxshown in the accompanying drawing, in which:
Fig. 1 is a front View, partly broken away to expose the inner lining.
Fig. 2 is a front view of the imier lining, showing it wholly removed from the outer garment.
Fig. 3 is a section through the end of one of the sleeves on the line 33 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 4 is a section through the foot of .one of the legs of the outer garment, said section being taken on the line 44 of Fig. 1.
Fig. 5 is a section through the inner lining on the line 55 of Fig. 2.
Fig. 6 is a fragmentary, perspective view of one of the legs of the inner lining and more especially of the lower end thereof.
As has above been indicated, the garment herein claimed comprises an outer garment l0 having an inner lining ,l I. The outer garmentis made of blanket material .or such other material as may provide the necessary warmth and-protection as of a blanket. The inner lining is-made of water-proof'material, preferably a water-proof plastic material. 'As is shown in the drawing, the inner lining, as has above been indicatedpis rcmova'bly insertable into the outer garment so that it may be inserted or removed at will.
The outer garment is constructed as an integral cover for the entire body'up 'to'and including the neck. It includes, therefore, a body portion 20,, a pair of sleeves 21 and '22 respectively, and a pair of leg portions 2.3 and 24,, respectively. It has a front opening with a slide fastener closure 25. The front of this garment :may'bc described as being of the double-breasted type where one front flap 26 overlaps the other front flap 21. The slide "fastenerprovides a'clcs'ure between the front edge of flap 2! and buttonfholes 29 along the front edge .of flap 26 provide an additional closure for the front of the garment. this closure bein along the front edge of said overlapping flap 26.. I The front opening extends from the neck op ning 30 to the crotch, 3|- This makes for great ease in dressing th child with the garment herein claimed. The opening is sufficiently large to allow the child's body to pass therethrough with-- out great difliculty. The double closure provides double assurance that the garment will fremaih closed at all times andunder all conditions until the person taking care of the child wishes to p niit.
Each sleeve has a hand portion 4t. Thisf hand portion accommodates the entire hand and it actually encloses the ihand. 'lt will be noted in 'Fig. 3 that a seam .flfl provides'ajclosureffor the end of thehand jportionjilfl. A sIit-shapedopening 42 is provided at the palm, or even above that, at the wrist. to provide access to the inside of .the sleeve. This slit opening is placed so high that the child is normally unable itself to'findflt thrust its hand thenethroug'h. When it is desired to have the childs hands exposed, for the purpose of holding a milk bottle, or to play with toys, or for any other purpose, the hand portion of the sleeve may be rolled or folded back leaving the slit-shaped opening as the farthest extremity on the sleeve.
It will be apparent from an examination of Fig. 4 that each leg portion of the outer garment has a foot portion 50 and a heel portion 5|. This construction makes for considerable comfort to the child.
It is noteworthy that seamshave been reduced to a minimum in the outer garment construction above described. It is recognized that seams make for discomfort and for this reason they have been eliminated from the construction under discussion wherever possible.
The inner lining I I comprises three main portions: A body portion 60 and two leg portions BI and 62 respectively. Each portion is made of a single unitary sheet of water-proof material. Leg portion 6| has a single seam 63 which extends its full length along its outer side and around its foot portion, and leg ortion 62 has a similar seam 64 which extends its full length along its outer side and around its foot portion. Seams 65 and 56 respectively join the leg portions to the body portion. Seams 61 and 68 close the,
two sides of the body portion 60 and a peripheral seam 69 encircles its upper periphery. It will be noted therefore that there is no seam at the crotch 1'0 and no seam along the inner portions of the two leg portions and 62 respectively. Since the material of which the inner lining is preferably made is a plastic material these seams -may be heat-sealed or a plastic cement may be applied to the edges in question. These edges need not be sewed since sewn seams are generally for fastening members to fasten the inner lining .to the outer garment. The mere fact that the legs of the inner lining project into the legs of the outer garment is sufficient to hold the inner lining in place in the outer garment. Moreover, the fact that the inner lining fits snugly about the body of the child, as does the outer garment, is sufiicient assurance that there will be no displacement of the inner lining relative to the outer garment at the time both are being worn. The reference to snugness last above made is not intended to imply that either garment must fit tightly about the body of the child. It is intended lmerely to indicate that both the outer garment and the inner lining are form-fitting members as distinguished from the baggy affairs commonly '."known as sleeping bags.
. In use, the child may be prepared in his regular pajamas and then the inner lining H is placed over the pajamas and then the outer art 10 of the garment is placed over the lining H and the pajama top in a well known manner.
The foregoing is descriptive solely of a preferred embodiment of this invention and it will, therefore, be understood that modifications and changes may be incorporated therein both as to the material used, and the construction features thereof, without violating or departing from the basic principles of the invention. For example, if it be desired to use a button and button-hole construction or any other fastening arrangement to detachably attach the inner lining to the outer garment, this may very easily and very well be done within the broad scope of the invention. Should it be desired to substitute snap fasteners for the button and button-hole construction shown in the drawing, this too may readily be done within the scope of the invention. Other modifications will occur to those skilled in the art to take care of individual requirements and preferences.
Having thus described my invention, what I claim as new and desire to secure by Letters Patent, is:
An inner lining for a sleeping garment of the character described, said inner lining comprising a body portion which extends at least from the waist downwardly to the crotch, and a pair of leg portions connected thereto, said inner lining being entirely closed except at the top and being provided with an elastic band at the top to hold it snugly about the body of the wearer, said body portion and said leg portions being each composed of a single unitary sheet of water-proof plastic material folded upon itself, the edges of each leg portion sheet opposite its fold being secured together in a seam extending along the full length of the outer side of the leg and around its foot portion to the lower end of its fold line, the folded body portion comprising a front and rear panel with the fold constituting the crotch line between the two leg portions, and joining said leg portions at the upper end of the fold line of each leg portion, the corresponding side edges of said panels being joined together.
. LOUIS WENDROFF.
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