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June 27, 1961 L. M. BURNER STAY-PUT BABY RECEIVING BLANKET Filed May 5, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 INVENTOR L 12y Marla Burner ATTORNEYS J1me 1961 M. BURNER 2,989,753
STAY-PUT BABY RECEIVING BLANKET Filed May 5, 1958 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 ATTORNEYS 2,989,753 Patented June 27,1961
Un t d ws Pa e 2,989,753 STAY-PUT BABY RECEIVING BL'ANKET Lily Maria Burner, 506 th Ave. SE., Minot, N. Dak.
' Filed May 5, 1958, 'Ser. No. 732,905
1 Claim. (Cl. 2-695) The present invention relates to stay-put baby receiving blanket.
Parents, nurses and those having experience in handling infants, appreciate the difliculties involved in wrapping the infant in a receiving blanket. With the best of care the infant usually manages to slip down into the blanket, requiring constant attention to prevent smothering, uncomfortableness, etc.
An object of the present invention is to overcome this problem by providing a receiving blanket that will be securely fixed to the infant at all times, eliminating the problems mentioned above. The change in design will add but little to the over-all cost of the blanket.
Briefly, the invention comprises a simple addition to a standard square receiving blanket, namely, the securing of a diaper-size triangle of blanket or other material to the central portion of the receiving blanket. This triangle is fastened to the infant, diaper style, so that the receiving blanket, being secured to the triangle, will remain in a fixed position relative to the infant. There will be no slipping or sliding motion between infant and blanket. Application and removal of the blanket is but a matter of seconds yet, when in use, the infant is perfectly safe and comfortable. The use of snap fasteners eliminates fraying and wear on the triangular section and serves to secure the triangular section about the infant and also the blanket or at least one portion thereof to the triangular fabric section.
With the foregoing and other objects in view, the invention will be more fully described hereinafter, and will be more particularly pointed out in the claim appended hereto.
In the drawings, wherein like symbols refer to like or corresponding parts throughout the several views:
FIGURE 1 is a plan view of a conventional form of baby receiving blanket having the improved attachment applied thereto;
FIGURE 2 is a sectional view taken on a much magnified scale on the line Z2 in FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 3 is a section taken on an enlarged scale through the line 3-3 of FIGURE 1;
FIGURE 4 is a plan view of the combined blanket and section showing the parts partially in folded position, and
FIGURE 5 shows the section or triangle completely folded diaper-wise about the infant and corners of the blanket in partially folded position.
Referring more particularly to the drawings, a conventional square or rectangular baby receiving blanket body is designated at 10, the same having corner portions A, B, C and D. As shown more particularly in FIG- URES 1, 4 and 5, the blanket body is arranged diamondwise with its opposed corners A, C extending in a diagonal line which is substantially horizontal of the sheet.
A triangular section 11 of blanket material or other suitable fabric having the ends E, F and G which constitute foldable corner portions of the section has its base line 12 disposed generally triangularly of the blanket with respect to the line A, C, although this base line 12 is preferably slightly above the line A, C. The section 11 is stitched or otherwise secured to the blanket body but only at one point, namely, intermediately of the base line 12 by one or more lines of stitching 13, 14. The edges 15 of the triangular section 11 may be overturned and stitched along the lines 16 to the main body of the section 11 for the purposes of reinforcement and to receive the fastener members as hereinafter described.
At the corner portions E, F of the fabric section 11 are provided a plurality of detachable fastener members 17 and 18. So-called snap fasteners are found to be satisfactory for the purpose. These snap fasteners consist of the sockets 18 and the spring heads 17, which may be forced into and out of the sockets 18 and when the sockets, the heads 17 spread by residual spring or resilient action to maintain the securement of the fastenings until the heads are forceably pulled from the sockets.
Complemental detachable fastener members 19 and 20 are secured to the section corner F and the apex portion G, these fastener members 19, 20 being so relatively placed thatwhen the corner sections E, F are folded over upon the infant as indicated in FIGURES 4 and 5, then the apex corner G is folded upwardly between the i-nfants legs and the fastener 20 will arrive in registry with the socket 19 so that an attachment may be elfected, as illustrated in FIGURE 5.
Other complemental fastener members 21 and 22 are carried by the corner G of the triangular section 11 and by the corner portion D of the blanket body 10. FIG- URE 5 shows these fastener members 21, 22 poised for registration when the lower corner portion D of the blanket is folded over upon the apex corner portion G of the section 11.
Referring more particularly to FIGURE '3, a hemmed edge 23 is illustrated as being secured by the stitching 24 to the main portion of the blanket body 10. All selected edges of the blanket body may be so hemmed and stitched if desired.
As shown more particularly in FIGURE 1, the lower corner portion D of the blanket body may be reinforced by a triangular or other gusset 25 at a point to receive the fastener member 22 to reinforce and strengthen the blanket material at the point where this fastener member is secured thereto.
The blanket may be of any of the usual baby receiving.
blanket materials and the triangular section 11 may be of like or the desired fabric material.
Although stitching 13, 14 is shown as the means for securing the triangular section 11 to the blanket body 10, any other means may be employed for the purpose. However, it is believed that stitching will prove most satisfactory.
In the use of the device, the infant is placed on the triangular section 11, as indicated in FIGURE 4, just as if the infant were being placed on a diaper. The corners E, F and G are then brought to the center and the fasteners 17 and 18 snapped together. Although three such fastener members are shown on each corner E, F, it will be understood that one or more of such complemental fastener members may be provided. The three sets of these complemental fastener members provides for a rather wide variety of adjustment for fitting infants of different ages and sizes. In this fashion the infant is centered in the receiving blanket and cannot roll or slip downwardly into the blanket as so frequently happens. The use of a number of snap fasteners permits comfortable adjustment and firm fit. For additional protection and assured covering, the corner D of the blanket may be fastened along with the corners E, F and G of the triangular section 11, the fastener members 21, 22 being provided for this purpose. Finally the corners A, C of the blanket are folded over the infant in the usual manner of wrapping an infant in a receiving blanket.
The many advantages of this blanket are believed readily apparent to those skilled in the art. The invention will be of great use to parents, contributing also to their peace of mind.
Although I have disclosed herein the best form of the invention known to me at this time, I reserve the right to all such modifications and changes as may come within the scope of the following claim.
What is claimed is: a
In a baby receiving blanket, a blanket body of generally square configuration adapted to completely receive an infant, a triangularly shaped fabric section of diaper size positioned on said blanket body and having a base line that extends substantially diagonally between opposed corners of said blanket body and a depending apex, said fabric section being secured to an intermediate part of said blanket body only at a relatively small intermediate portion of said fabric section base line, complemental fastener members secured to said fabric section at the ends of said base line and at said apex, said ap'ex further having a fastener on the side thereof adjacent said blanket body when said body and section are parallel and said blanket body having a complemental fastener thereon on the same side as said section and at the corner thereof below said opposed corners whereby the corners of said 20 4 fabric section at the ends of said base line may be folded over the midrifi? of a baby and secured, and the depending apex may be folded up over the crotch of a baby and secured to one of the ends of the base line of the fabric section, with the legs of the baby extending through leg openings formed by the folding of the fabric section, and whereby the blanket body may be folded over the baby to thereby securely hold the baby relative to the blanket body and to provide for freedom of movement of the legs ofthe baby within the over-folded blanket body.
References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 1,584,853 Dern May 18, 1926 FOREIGN PATENTS 19,900 Great Britain Oct. 23, 1895 12,536 Norway July 11, 1903
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