US20160360799A1 - Wrapping and Drying Means for Infants and Toddlers - Google Patents

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US20160360799A1
US20160360799A1 US15/095,067 US201615095067A US2016360799A1 US 20160360799 A1 US20160360799 A1 US 20160360799A1 US 201615095067 A US201615095067 A US 201615095067A US 2016360799 A1 US2016360799 A1 US 2016360799A1
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    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41BSHIRTS; UNDERWEAR; BABY LINEN; HANDKERCHIEFS
    • A41B13/00Baby linen
    • A41B13/06Slip-in bags; Swaddling clothes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D13/00Professional, industrial or sporting protective garments, e.g. surgeons' gowns or garments protecting against blows or punches
    • A41D13/04Aprons; Fastening devices for aprons
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D7/00Bathing gowns; Swim-suits, drawers, or trunks; Beach suits
    • A41D7/006Beach clothing not designed for swimming
    • A41D7/008Beach capes or robes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47DFURNITURE SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN
    • A47D13/00Other nursery furniture
    • A47D13/02Baby-carriers; Carry-cots
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D2300/00Details of garments
    • A41D2300/30Closures
    • A41D2300/324Closures using snap fasteners
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A41WEARING APPAREL
    • A41DOUTERWEAR; PROTECTIVE GARMENTS; ACCESSORIES
    • A41D2300/00Details of garments
    • A41D2300/30Closures
    • A41D2300/33Closures using straps or ties

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A towel to dry a wet infant or toddler enabling use of both hands is described. The towel used to wrap and dry an infant comprises a segment of fabric draped on a person with extra area so it maybe folded over the infant or toddler. The towel has provision for snaps to secure the folded towel around the infant, a hood at the top to cover the infants head and one or more means to secure the towel to the person drying the infant or toddler. In a second use, the towel is used to wrap and dry a toddler with the strap detached using the snaps provided on the segments of fabric to secure the towel around the toddler.

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    RELATED APPLICATIONS
  • This application claims the benefit of U.S. Provisional Application No. 62/146,282 filed Apr. 11, 2015 titled “Wrapping and Drying Means for Infants and Toddlers” which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.
  • BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
  • After bathing a young child, infant or toddler the process of carrying and holding it while reaching for a towel to wrap and dry the infant can be a cumbersome process especially if the infant is actively moving. A need exists for a means to use both hands to hold a young child, infant or toddler and wrap the towel around it so it can be readily received into and dried and kept comfortable with ease and without strenuous effort.
  • SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
  • One aspect of the current invention is a vesture or towel used to receive a young child from a bath and wrap and dry it while using both hands. The drying and wrapping vesture is made highly accessable to receive the infant by its location draped on the person bathing, drying and wrapping the infant.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS
  • FIG. 1 shows the towel used to receive a young child from a bath and wrap and dry it while using both hands.
  • FIG. 2 shows the towel used with the strap detached from the towel so a toddler is taken out of a bath and wrapped in it.
  • FIG. 3 shows a towel with an adjustable strap removed where the towel is wrapped and secured around the toddler or infant.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE INVENTION
  • The following embodiments, aspects and variations thereof are exemplary and illustrative are not intended to be limiting in scope.
  • In one aspect, there is provided a towel to wrap and dry an infant where the towel to wrap and dry is draped on the person drying the infant so it is held upto the towel and folded around the infant and the wrapped infant and drying towel are then easily released from the person and set down.
  • In one aspect there is provided a towel to dry an infant consisting of a towel draped on a person with extra area so it maybe folded over the infant, snaps to secure the folded towel around the infant, a hood at the top to cover the infants head and one or more means to secure the towel to the person drying the infant.
  • In one embodiment the means to secure the towel to the person drying the infant is a strap around the wearers neck.
  • In one embodiment the hood at the top to cover the infants head can be removed.
  • In one embodiment the means to secure the towel to the person drying the infant consists of a diagonal strap over the shoulder of the person wearing the towel.
  • In one embodiment the means to secure the towel to the person drying the infant consists of a off the shoulder or under arm strap to wrap around the person wearing the towel.
  • FIG. 1. Tiny to Tot towel. Hands-free infant use. Towel folded across adult in ⅓ pattern to place hood ( . . . ) over back of infants head for warmth (not in use). 1) Buckle (strap adjustment). 2) Adjustable strap attachment. 3) Adjustable strap quick release
  • FIG. 2. Tiny to Tot towel. Flat view. 21) Buckle for adjustability. 22) Adjustable strap (1 in.) 23) Hood. 24) D-ring 25) Snap. 26) and 27) Hidden snaps. Snaps for L to R. Snap 25, toddler use without strap. Hidden snap 26 Adjustable strap—attach to snap 25 for toddler use Hidden snap 27 adjustable strap/quick release attachment.
  • FIGS. 3. 31) and 32) snaps. Snap 32) to snap 31) for hands-free toddler use. Snap not visible not in use. Adjustable strap is removed.
  • In one embodiment the extra area of towel to wrap over the infant is to the right side of the area covering the wearers body so it is folded left to cover and dry the infant. In another embodiment the extra area of towel to wrap over the infant is to the left side of the area covering the wearers body so it is folded right to cover and dry the infant. In another embodiment the extra area of towel to wrap over the infant is below the main area of the towel covering the wearers body so it is folded up to cover and dry the infant.
  • In one embodiment there is provided a towel for a toddler shown in FIG. 2 with adjustable strap removed where the towel is wrapped and secured around the toddler or infant using snaps.
  • In one embodiment there is provided a towel for a toddler shown in FIG. 3 with adjustable strap removed where the towel is wrapped around toddler or infant and secured using snaps with the hood used to cover the head of toddler or infant.
  • In one embodiment, the “neck strap” detaches completely from the towel and is not used at all.
  • In one embodiment, the towel is wrapped around the toddler and then secured around his body using the snaps that are already in place.
  • In one embodiment as shown in FIG. 3, the towel is used with the strap detached from the towel so a toddler is taken out of a bath and wrapped in it.
  • The fabric used for the draying, wrapping, straps and hood—may be cotton, terry cloth, wool, wool blend, flannel, silk, satin, bamboo, fleece, hemp, cotton charcoal blend, or any other material fitting to absorb moisture. The shape may also be any dimension, shape, width or height, to include or not include embellishments, such as patterns, designs, animals' heads.
  • Snaps used may also be plastic, stainless steel, aluminum, or any other kind of metal; to include Velcro, hook & eye, overall, clips, magnetic, or any other kind of attachment-type closure.
  • Adjustable strap may be any length and/or width, made of any fabric or ribbon to include felt, flannel, cotton, terry cloth, satin, silk, grosgrain, elastic, seam binding.
  • Buckle may be round, square, rectangle, or any other shape; to include stainless steel, brass, aluminum, gold or silver materials, plated or otherwise, welded or otherwise manufactured. It may be any diameter, width, or length.
  • D-ring may be round, square, rectangle, or any other shape, to include stainless steel, brass, aluminum, gold or silver, or any other metals, plated or otherwise, welded or split, or otherwise manufactured in any diameter, length, or width.
  • In one embodiment there is provided a towel to wrap and dry an infant or a toddler where said strap detaches completely from the towel and is not used at all.
  • In one embodiment there is provided a towel to wrap and dry an infant or a toddler where the towel is not worn by a caregiver but lies aside until toddler is out of the bath and wrapped in it.
  • In one aspect, there is provided a towel to wrap and clean off or dry off a cleaning liquid such as water from an object where the towel to clean or dry and wrap is draped on the person drying the object so it is held upto the towel and folded around the object. The wrapped object and drying towel are then easily released from the person and set down.
  • In various aspects the object may be any used in various settings such as domestic, industrial, medical, surgical, vetinary, food, kitchens, workshops, machineshops, arts and crafts and the like. The object could be a any of the type handled such as a machine, a tool, an art work such as a sculpture, an antieque, a musical instrument, glassware, crystalware, tableware, food items and the like.
  • In one aspect there is provided a towel to clean or dry and an object consisting of a towel draped on a person with extra area so it maybe folded over the object, snaps to secure the folded towel around the object and one or more means to secure the towel to the person drying or cleaning the object.
  • In one embodiment the means to secure the towel to the person cleaning and or drying the object is a strap around the wearers neck.
  • In one embodiment the means to secure the towel to the person cleaning and or drying the object consists of a diagonal strap over the shoulder of the person wearing the towel.
  • In one embodiment the means to secure the towel to the person cleaning and or drying the object consists of a off the shoulder or under arm strap to wrap around the person wearing the towel.
  • In one embodiment the area of towel for cleaning and or drying the object has multiple layers that are disposed off after use. In one embodiment the extra area of towel for cleaning and or drying the object is to the right side of the area covering the wearers body so it is folded left to cover and dry the object. In another embodiment the extra area of towel to wrap over the object is to the left side of the area covering the wearers body so it is folded right for cleaning and or drying the object. In another embodiment the extra area of towel to wrap over the object is below the main area of the towel covering the wearers body so it is folded up to cover and clean or dry the object.

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What is claimed is:
1. A towel to wrap and dry an infant comprising:
a first segment of drying fabric draped on a person drying said infant,
an adjoining segment of fabric used to fold around to wrap and dry said infant,
one or more quick releasing straps to hold said segments in place around person drying and wrapping infant, and;
securing means on said straps so they are easily released so the wrapped infant may be set down.
2. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where a hood is present at the top of said first segment of drying fabric to cover the infants head.
3. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where snaps are present on the side of the first segment of fabric to secure the folded towel around the infant.
4. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where a strap to hold said segment in place is a strap around the wearers neck.
5. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where a strap to hold said segment in place is a diagonal strap over the shoulder of the person wearing the towel.
6. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where a means to secure the towel to the person drying the infant consists of a off the shoulder or under arm strap to wrap around the person wearing the towel.
7. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where said adjoining segment of towel to wrap over the infant is to the right side of the area covering the wearers body so it is folded left to cover and dry the infant.
8. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where said adjoining segment of towel to wrap over the infant is to the left side of said first segment covering the wearers body so it is folded right to cover and dry the infant.
9. A towel to wrap and dry an infant of claim 1 where said adjoining segment of towel to wrap over the infant is below the first segment of the towel covering the wearers body so it is folded up to cover and dry the infant.
10. A towel to wrap and dry a toddler comprising:
a first segment of drying fabric for drying said toddler,
an adjoining segment of fabric used to fold around to wrap and dry said toddler, and;
securing means on said segments of fabric to secure and wrap the towel around said toddler.
11. A towel to wrap and dry a toddler of claim 10 where a hood is present at the top of said first segment of drying fabric to cover the toddlers head.
12. A towel to wrap and dry a toddler of claim 10 where snaps are present on the segments of fabric to secure the folded towel around the toddler.
13. A towel to wrap and dry an infant or a toddler comprising:
a first segment of drying fabric draped on a person drying said infant,
an adjoining segment of fabric used to fold around to wrap and dry said infant,
one or more quick releasing straps to hold said segments in place around person drying and wrapping infant, and;
securing means on said straps so they are easily released so the wrapped infant may be set down.
14. A towel to wrap and dry an infant or a toddler of claim 13 where said strap detaches completely from the towel and is not used at all.
15. A towel to wrap and dry an infant or a toddler of claim 13 where the towel is not worn by a caregiver but lies aside until toddler is out of the bath and wrapped in it.
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