US20230097626A1 - Harness for baby - Google Patents

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US20230097626A1
US20230097626A1 US17/932,601 US202217932601A US2023097626A1 US 20230097626 A1 US20230097626 A1 US 20230097626A1 US 202217932601 A US202217932601 A US 202217932601A US 2023097626 A1 US2023097626 A1 US 2023097626A1
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    • 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
    • A47D13/025Baby-carriers; Carry-cots for carrying children in seated position
    • 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
    • A47FURNITURE; DOMESTIC ARTICLES OR APPLIANCES; COFFEE MILLS; SPICE MILLS; SUCTION CLEANERS IN GENERAL
    • A47DFURNITURE SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR CHILDREN
    • A47D13/00Other nursery furniture
    • A47D13/08Devices for use in guiding or supporting children, e.g. safety harnesses
    • A47D13/086Safety harnesses for already walking children

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  • the present disclosure relates to a harness for baby.
  • a baby carrier is used when a guardian of a baby goes out with the baby and carries the baby on the back or holds the baby on the chest, and is mainly used as a substitute for a carrier blanket according to the related art.
  • a baby carrier is mainly provided in the form of wrapping the body of the guardian along with the baby, but various types of baby carriers are provided according to structures and functions thereof.
  • a harness for baby which is capable of implementing various usage modes with a simple structure.
  • a harness for baby includes: a first base having a first end and a second end facing the first end; a first wing portion extending from the first end of the first base; a second wing portion extending from the second end of the first base; and a second base inserted in one of the first wing portion and the second wing portion, wherein one of the first wing portion and the second wing portion extends from the first base while being inclined.
  • a shortest distance between the first end and the second end may be variable in a height direction of the first base.
  • the first end and the second end may have inclinations with respect to a lengthwise direction of the first base.
  • the harness for baby may further include a first sub-strap extending from the first end of the first base along the first wing portion; a second sub-strap extending from the second end of the first base along the second wing portion; and a shoulder strap installed on the first base and inserted in the first sub-strap and the second sub-strap connected to each other.
  • the harness for baby may further include a support member installed on the first base and having opposite ends connected to the first wing portion and the second wing portion.
  • the harness for baby may further include a handle installed on the second base.
  • FIG. 1 is a plan view of the harness for baby according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 2 is a rear view showing the rear surface of the harness for baby of FIG. 1 .
  • FIG. 3 is a diagram showing part of FIG. 1 .
  • FIG. 4 is a diagram showing the harness for baby of FIG. 1 , which is used in the second usage mode.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 are diagrams showing a coupling structure of the shoulder band in FIG. 1 .
  • FIG. 7 is a diagram showing the harness for baby of FIG. 1 , which is used in the third usage mode.
  • FIGS. 8 and 9 are diagrams illustrating a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the first usage mode.
  • FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the second usage mode.
  • FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the third usage mode.
  • an infant is known to grow about three times in weight and by about 30% in height in one year since his/her birth. From the cost saving and convenience perspectives, it is desirable to use one baby carrier according to growth steps until the baby has about 12 kg of weight after birth.
  • a wearer of the baby carrier has to separately purchase a baby carrier for infant and a baby carrier for toddler and separately use the baby carriers for infant and toddler according to the growth of the baby, and there is an issue of degrading convenience in use.
  • the baby carrier suitable for the body of the baby according to the growth steps, to thereby increase the burden of expenses even with short-term use of the baby carrier.
  • the baby carrier according to the related art mostly has a single function, and typically does not provide various functions. Accordingly, demands for a baby carrier that may be used in various usage modes according to growth steps of a baby have been increasing.
  • infants usually learn turning, crawling, holding and standing, and toddling in about ten to fifteen months after birth. Infants slowly learn to toddle, and as time passes by, toddlers walk by themselves to desired places without help of their guardian. In addition, Toddlers walk under their guardians’ supervision. Even when the toddlers are able to walk, they need supervisions and aids and the guardian needs to always take care to protect the toddlers. Thus, the guardians should continuously observe their toddlers. To this end, demands for baby safety gears or devices such as this walking assistant harness have been continuously increasing.
  • FIG. 1 is a plan view of the harness for baby according to an embodiment of the present disclosure
  • FIG. 2 is a rear view showing the rear surface of the harness for baby of FIG. 1
  • FIG. 3 is a diagram showing part of FIG. 1 .
  • the harness 1 for baby denotes a protector that is worn on the body of a wearer P 1 so as to support the body of a baby P 2 in various situations.
  • the harness 1 for baby is worn on the wearer P 1 and the baby P 2 so that behaviors of the baby P 2 may be controlled by the wearer P 1 .
  • the harness 1 for baby is worn so that the components thereof surround the body of baby and assist the baby to safely walk.
  • the harness 1 for baby has a simple structure that is versatile according to growth stages of an infant or the baby P 2 .
  • the harness 1 for baby may be used in various aspects according to the growth of the baby P 2 .
  • the harness 1 for baby may be used, switching to different shapes and directions thereof, to various usage modes.
  • some components of the harness 1 for baby may be optionally omitted, or a plurality of components may be combined as necessary for different usage.
  • a first usage mode may be defined as a usage aspect in which the wearer P 1 wears the harness 1 for baby on his/her upper body so that the baby P 2 is laid in the harness 1 in parallel with a base. More specifically, a new-born baby or an infant who is not able to support his/her own back may be laid on the harness 1 , thereby expanding the scope and range of activity of the wearer P 1 .
  • a strap may be made and fixed to the shoulder, improving mobility of the wearer P 1 while feeding the baby P 2 . More specifically, with the strap worn across the wearerP 1 ’s body, the wearer P 1 may feed the baby P 2 with only one arm wrapping around the baby P 2 and may stand or walk without having to sit for nursing.
  • the harness 1 for baby may provide a structure of improving mobility and activity range of the wearer P 1 (see FIGS. 8 and 9 ).
  • a second usage mode may be defined as a usage aspect in which the baby P 2 may be stably carried along with the body of the wearer P 1 while the wearer P 1 moves while holding the baby P 2 .
  • the baby P 2 may sit on the base of the harness 1 for baby facing the wearer P 1 and the wearer P 1 may safely carry the baby P 2 (see FIG. 10 ).
  • a third usage mode may be defined as a usage aspect in which the wearer P 1 assists the baby P 2 to toddle.
  • the harness 1 for baby may provide the wearer P 1 with a structure for guiding and assisting the toddling of the baby P 2 so that the baby P 2 is able to walk around without falling (see FIG. 11 ).
  • the harness 1 for baby according to the present invention may have a plurality of usage modes described herein.
  • the usage modes that will be described below are not limited to the description of the specification, and the usage modes that will be described later may be combined, modified, or applied as totally different usage modes.
  • the harness 1 for baby may include at least one wing portion and at least one base that comes into contact with the body of the baby P 2 or the wearer P 1 .
  • the wing portion of the harness 1 for baby may have a structure that may be bound or detached.
  • the harness 1 for baby may include a first base 100 , a first wing portion 300 , and a second wing portion 400 that may be connected to each other, and some of which may be connected or separated for conversion to various usages of the harness as needed by the guardian.
  • the harness 1 for baby may further include a second base 200 .
  • the second base 200 may have either the first wing portion 300 or the second wing portion 400 inserted in it.
  • the first base 100 may form an area supporting the harness 1 for baby so that all of the components thereof provide a balanced structure according to different usage modes.
  • the first base 100 becomes the structural foundation or base of the harness 1 that converts into various designs which may be worn and used according to different usages.
  • the first base 100 may be made to have an approximately rectangular shape having long transverse side.
  • the first base 100 may have outer sides, that is, a first end 111 , a second end 112 , a first edge E 1 , and a second edge E 2 .
  • the first base 100 may include pocket portions 120 on front and rear surfaces thereof.
  • the first base 100 may include the first end 111 on one side and the second end 112 on the other side which faces the first end 111 .
  • the first end 111 may include a first supporter 111 a extending from the first end 111 to a certain length
  • the second end 112 may include a second supporter 112 a extending from the second end 112 to a certain length.
  • the first end 111 and the second end 112 may have substantially the same lengths.
  • a shortest distance between the first end 111 and the second end 112 may vary in a height direction H.
  • the first end 111 and the second end 112 may be situated so as to be spaced apart a certain distance from each other in a length direction L, and the distance between the first end 111 and the second end 112 may be reduced toward an upper end of the height direction H.
  • the distance between the first end 111 and the second end 112 may increase toward a lower end in the height direction H.
  • the first base 100 may have the first end 111 and the second end 112 having certain inclinations.
  • the first end 111 may have a first inclination S 1 and the second end 112 may have a second inclination S 2 .
  • the first end 111 and the second end 112 extend in the height direction H and may each have an inclination toward the inner sides of the length direction L. Because the first end 111 and the second end 112 extend with an angle of inclination that is not 90° with respect to the length direction L, the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may extend upwardly with a certain angle.
  • the first base 100 may have a shape expanding downward, and the lower ends connecting the first end 111 and the second end 112 may have a slight curve. That is, because the first end 111 and the second end 112 extend at an inclination, the upper end of the first base 100 may naturally have a radius around the body of the wearer P 1 when the harness 1 of baby is worn on the wearer P 1 .
  • the inclination formed by the first base 100 facilitates the harness 1 to naturally come into close contact with the body structure of the baby P 2 .
  • first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a are respectively arranged in the first end 111 and the second end 112 so as to apply rigidity to the first end 111 and the second end 112 .
  • first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a are formed as sewing lines or formed of multi-layered fabric, and may be arranged in the first base 110 .
  • the first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a are arranged between the first base 100 and both wing portions, and may form boundaries between the first base 100 and the wing portions.
  • the first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a generates rigidity on opposite ends of the first base 100 , so that the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be stably curved from the first base 100 .
  • the baby P 2 may be stably and firmly supported by the first base 100 .
  • the first edge E 1 and the second edge E 2 may be formed on the first base 100 to face each other.
  • the first edge E 1 may connect the upper end of the first end 111 to the upper end of the second end 112 .
  • the second edge E 2 may connect the lower end of the first end 111 to the lower end of the second end 112 .
  • the first edge E 1 may be continued to a third edge E 3 .
  • the third edge E 3 forming the upper end of the first wing portion 300 may extend to have a third inclination S 3 with respect to the first edge E 1 .
  • the third inclination S 3 may be defined as an inclination between the length direction L of the first base 100 and the third edge S 3 .
  • the second edge E 2 may be continued to a fourth edge E 4 .
  • the fourth edge E 4 forming the lower end of the first wing portion 300 may extend to have a fourth inclination S 4 with respect to the second edge E 2 .
  • the fourth inclination S 4 may be defined as an inclination between the length direction L of the first base 100 and the fourth edge E 4 .
  • the third inclination S 3 may be set to be less than the inclination angle of the fourth inclination S 4 .
  • the opposite wing portions based on the first base 100 may be symmetrical with each other.
  • the third inclination S 3 and the fourth inclination S 4 may be formed at the second wing portion 400 symmetrical to the first wing portion 300 .
  • the harness 1 for baby may be freely switched to different usage modes by the inclinations of the first end 111 and the second end 112 on the first base 100 as well as the inclinations formed by the opposite wing portions, and these inclinations create natural curves of the harness 1 so that the harness 1 may fit the body of the wearer P 1 .
  • the first base 100 may include a first surface 100 S 1 and a second surface 100 S 2 .
  • the pocket portions 120 may be formed on the first surface 100 S 1 and the second surface 100 S 2 so as to generate separate storage spaces on the first base 100 .
  • the pocket portions 120 may include a first pocket 121 and a second pocket 122 .
  • the first pocket 121 formed on the first surface 100 S 1 is provided on the entire surface so as to completely cover the first surface 100 S 1 , and may form a space capable of storing some components used in some usage modes that will be described later.
  • the first pocket 121 may be utilized as a space for accommodating some components when the usage mode of the harness 1 for baby is changed.
  • At least one first pocket 121 may be arranged on the first base 100 , and a shape of the first pocket 121 may be set differently according to a shape of the first base 100 .
  • the first pocket 121 may be provided on the first base 100 in the form of a separating-type pocket adopting a separating-type fastener, and may be formed of a stretchable material having elasticity.
  • an embodiment in which the first pocket 121 corresponds to the first base 100 will be described below.
  • the second pocket 122 provided on the second surface 100 S 2 may include a stretchable material having excellent elasticity in an opening thereof, so as to be easily tightened and expanded.
  • the second pocket 122 may be applied in a shape supporting or surrounding part of the baby in some usage modes.
  • the wearer P 1 may use the second pocket 122 to wrap around the hips of the baby P 2 , and the second pocket 122 covers the hips and lower back portion of the baby P 2 so as to maintain the seating posture of the baby P 2 and more securely fasten the baby.
  • the first base 100 may include an inner member having a heat insulation effect or a recovery force therein.
  • the first base 100 includes a fabric material or a mesh-type fabric material having a ventilation property, and may have a dual-layered structure in which an embossing material is added to prevent impact and may provide the baby P 2 with a cushioning effect.
  • the inside of the first base 100 which is in direct contact with the body, may include an anti-bacterial mesh fabric material or a multi-layered structure having an excellent air permeability and cushioning effect. Accordingly, even when the harness is worn for a long period of time, the heat emitted from the baby and the guardian may be dissipated, and unpleasant feeling and fatigue caused due to the long-time wearing may be prevented.
  • the harness 1 for baby may include the second base 200 that embraces one of the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 .
  • the second base 200 may have a shape with mild curves, and may be movable along the wing portions 300 and 400 according to the necessity of the user.
  • the second base 200 is inserted in the first wing portion 300 , but the second base 200 having a separable structure may be inserted to the first wing portion 300 or the second wing portion 400 and may be moved to a desired position, or may be detached and not used according to different usages.
  • a shape of a handle portion 210 is not limited to the example shown in the drawings, but may have various shapes allowing the wearer to carry out the holding operation.
  • an example in which the handle portion 210 is inserted in the first wing portion 300 will be described below.
  • the second base 200 is formed to have a multi-layered structure having a cushioning effect and may distribute the force applied to the body of the wearer in various usage modes of the harness 1 for baby. Also, in some usage modes, parts where the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 are connected may come into contact with parts of the upper limb of the wearer P 1 , and may stimulate the skin of the wearer P 1 during the long-term usage.
  • the second base 200 may protect the body of the wearer P 1 against the stimulation applied by a first connecting member 11 , and may provide comfortable feeling of wearing.
  • the second base 200 has the handle portion 210 installed thereon, and may include a first surface 200 S 1 and a second surface 200 S 2 .
  • the handle portion 210 installed on the first surface 200 S 1 may include a handle 211 that may be gripped by the wearer, and a support sheet 212 of which an edge is connected to the first surface 200 S 1 .
  • Opposite ends of the handle 211 are fixed to the support sheet 212 , and the handle 211 may be made so that a hand of the wearer may be inserted in a space between the support sheet 212 and the handle 211 to maneuver the harness 1 for baby.
  • Upper and lower ends of the support sheet 212 in the height direction are connected to the first surface 200 S 1 , but side ends of the support sheet 212 in the longitudinal direction are separated from the first surface 200 S 1 .
  • the first wing portion 300 may be inserted through the side ends of the support sheet 212 .
  • the first wing portion 300 may extend from the first end 111 of the first base 100 .
  • One side of the first wing portion 300 may extend upward by a certain length from the first base 100 , and the other side may have a connecting member connected to the second wing portion 400 .
  • the first wing portion 300 may have a first width W1 in the height direction H of the first base 100 , which is set by the first end 111 , and the first width W1 in the height direction H may be reduced toward the end portion.
  • the end of the first wing portion 300 may be defined as a second width W2.
  • the first wing portion 300 extends with a certain width and is connected to the second wing portion 400 to form a band of a ring shape, or may be opened to be connected to another component according to the required usage.
  • the first wing portion 300 may be connected to each component coupled to the first base 100 according to the usage mode of the harness 1 for baby.
  • a first-b connecting member 11 b of the first wing portion 300 may be connected to a first-a connecting member 11 a of the second wing portion 400 .
  • the first connecting member 11 may be connected to a first-c connecting band 11 c or a first-d connecting band 11 d for additional length adjustment, and the first-c connecting band 11 c may be inserted in a fixing band b1 and supported by the second wing portion 400 for convenience in use.
  • the second wing portion 400 may extend from the second end 112 of the first base 100 .
  • the second wing portion 400 has substantially the same structure as the first wing portion 300 described above, and thus, descriptions thereof are omitted.
  • the first wing portion 300 has the longer length than the second wing portion 400 , but one or more embodiments are not limited thereto. That is, the lengths of the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be equal to each other or may be different from each other.
  • connection member for connecting respective components may be applied.
  • the connection member may include a plurality of connecting members.
  • the connection member may be provided as a belt-fastening buckle generally used in clothing, bags, sports gears, etc., that is, an insertion-type buckle including a housing-type buckle body and an insert having insertion legs.
  • the connecting members may be implemented in the form of connecting or binding some parts when the components according to the embodiment are connected.
  • the connecting member may include a stretchable band or a fixing strap having elasticity so that the unused parts of the length-adjustable straps do not interfere with the usage of the harness 1 for baby.
  • the harness 1 for baby may further include a support member 500 and a shoulder band 600 that are selectively used according to various usage modes that will be described later.
  • FIG. 4 is a diagram showing the harness for the baby of FIG. 1 , which is used in the second usage mode.
  • the support member 500 may be selectively used in the second usage mode that will be described later.
  • the support member 500 may be provided as an approximately T-shaped sheet having slow curves.
  • the support member 500 may include, for example, a first auxiliary portion 511 , a second auxiliary portion 512 , and a third auxiliary portion 513 .
  • the support member 500 may have an attachable/detachable structure according to the usage, and may be selectively used.
  • the first auxiliary portion 511 and the second auxiliary portion 512 may protrude from the center of the support member 500 to opposite sides, and may be connected to the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 .
  • the first auxiliary portion 511 may be connected to the first wing portion 300
  • the second auxiliary portion 512 may be connected to the second wing portion 400 .
  • a second-c connecting band 12 c may be provided at an end portion of the first auxiliary portion 511 .
  • the 2c connecting band 12 c has a second-a connecting member 12 a at an end portion thereof and may be connected to a second-b connecting member 12 b provided on the first wing portion 300 .
  • the second-b connecting member 12 b may be connected to a second-d connecting band 12 d that is fixed on one surface of the first wing portion 300 .
  • the second-c connecting band 12 c may be arranged substantially in parallel with the 2d connecting band 12 d . Because the 2c connecting band 12 c and the 2d connecting band 12 d are connected in series, even when the baby P 2 leans on the support member 500 in the second usage mode, the support member 500 is stably supported by the first base 100 , the first wing portion 300 , and the second wing portion 400 . Thus, the baby P 2 may be safely supported.
  • the second auxiliary portion 512 is at the side opposite to the first auxiliary portion 511 and may extend to the same length as the first auxiliary portion 511 . Also, the second auxiliary portion 512 may have the same fastening type as that of the first auxiliary portion 511 .
  • the third auxiliary portion 513 has an end portion that protrudes perpendicularly to the lengthwise direction L and may be partially connected to the first base 100 .
  • a third-a connecting member 13 a of the first base 100 may be connected to a third-b connecting member 13 b of the third auxiliary portion 513 .
  • the third auxiliary portion 513 and the second edge E 2 may be connected via a third connecting member 13 such as a detachable faster or buckle, zipper, Velcro, snap button, button, strings, sewing, etc.
  • the portion to which the third auxiliary portion 513 is connected may be at the second edge E 2 of the first base 100 .
  • the wearer P 1 may wear the harness 1 for baby diagonally so that the first edge E 1 may come into close contact with the body.
  • the back of the baby P 2 is supported by the support member 500 , and the baby P 2 may be positioned to be seated between the harness 1 and the wearer P 1 .
  • the gap between the wearer P 1 and the harness 1 may be adjusted so that an infant who is not able to hold his/her neck up may be supported stably by the support member 500 .
  • the coupling positions between the support member 500 and both wing portions may be parallel to each other so that the posture of the baby P 2 may be maintained even when the wearer P 1 wears the harness 1 diagonally.
  • the support member 500 may include a first surface 500 S 1 and a second surface 500 S 2 .
  • the first surface 500 S 1 is an outside and may be formed of the same fabric material as that of the first base 100 or both wing portions.
  • an inside of the second surface 500 S 2 which is in direct contact with the body, may include an anti-bacterial mesh fabric material or a multi-layered structure having an excellent air permeability and cushioning effect.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 are diagrams showing a coupling structure of the shoulder band 600 of FIG. 1 , which is worn on the baby
  • FIG. 7 is a diagram showing the harness 1 for baby of FIG. 1 used in the third usage mode.
  • the shoulder band 600 may be used in the third usage mode that will be described later.
  • the harness 1 for baby may further include a sub-strap 130 in reference to FIG. 7 which consists of a first sub-strap 131 and a second sub-strap 132 and the shoulder band 600 that is installed on the first base 100 .
  • the first sub-strap 131 is extended from the first end 111 of the first base 100 along the first wing portion 300 and may be connected to the second sub-strap 132 to form a fixing band around the upper body of the baby P 2 .
  • the second sub-strap 132 is extended from the second end 112 of the first base 100 along the second wing portion 400 and may be connected to the first sub-strap 131 to form the fixing band around the upper body of the baby P 2 .
  • One sides of the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 may be restricted by the shoulder band 600 .
  • the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 may be extended upward from the first edge E 1 .
  • the shoulder band 600 is installed on the first base 100 and may include a first strap 611 and a second strap 612 .
  • the first strap 611 may be connected in a direction perpendicular to the first sub-strap 131 .
  • the second strap 612 may be connected in a direction perpendicular to the second sub-strap 132 .
  • a fourth connecting member 14 a , 14 b , and 14 c may form a closed ring so that the first strap 611 and the first sub-strap 131 may be fastened with each other.
  • the fourth connecting member 14 a , 14 b , and 14 c may form a closed ring so that the second strap 612 and the second sub-strap 132 may be fastened with each other.
  • the first strap 611 and the second strap 612 may have a fourth-c connecting member 14 c at their end portions thereof, and the fourth-a connecting member 14 a and the fourth-b connecting member 14 b may be arranged on the same shaft as the fourth-c connecting member 14 c .
  • the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 pass through the ring formed by the fourth connecting member 14 a , 14 b , and 14 c and may be connected to each other by a fifth connecting member 15 a , 15 b , 15 c , and 15 d .
  • a fifth-c connecting band 15 c may be provided at an end portion of the first sub-strap 131 and a fifth-a connecting member 15 a may be provided at an end portion of the fifth-c connecting band 15 c .
  • a fifth-d connecting band 15 d may be fixed to one surface of the second sub-strap 132 , and a fifth-b connecting band 15 b may be provided at an end portion of the fifth-d connecting band 15 d .
  • the fifth-a connecting member 15 a provided at the first sub-strap 131 may be connected to the fifth-b connecting band 15 b provided at the second sub-strap 132 .
  • the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 may be inserted and accommodated in fixing bands formed on the rear surfaces of the both wing portions, for convenience in use.
  • the first sub-strap 131 may be placed under the fixing band b2 on the inside of the first wing portion 300
  • the second sub-strap 132 may be placed under the fixing band b3 on the inside of the second wing portion 400 .
  • the shoulder band 600 and the sub-strap set 130 are implemented on the back portion of the baby P 2 so as to prevent occurrence of an accident because the coupling therebetween may be released due to intensive movement or hand manipulation of the baby P 2 .
  • the first base 100 may come into contact with the chest of the baby P 2 , and may function as a front protector so that the guardian is able to prevent the baby P 2 from falling forward during the walking practice.
  • the shoulder band 600 may be accommodated in the pocket portions 120 of the first base 100 when changing the usage modes from the third to the first or to the second. Accordingly, the wearer P 1 does not need to carry the components required to change usage modes, and may selectively change usage modes as necessary.
  • the shoulder band 600 and the sub-strap set 130 may include a first surface 600 S 1 and a second surface 600 S 2 .
  • the first surface 600 S 1 is the exterior and may be formed of the same fabric material as that of the first base 100 or the exterior of both wing portions.
  • the inside of the second surface 600 S 2 which is in direct contact with the body, may include an anti-bacterial mesh fabric material or a multi-layered structure having an excellent air permeability and cushioning effect.
  • FIGS. 8 and 9 are diagrams showing a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the first usage mode
  • FIG. 10 is a diagram showing a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the second usage mode
  • FIG. 11 is a diagram showing a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the third usage mode.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be used to have a structure, in which the wearer P 1 may stably hold the baby P 2 when feeding an infant.
  • ends of the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be connected and provided in a ring-shaped strap or sling.
  • first-a connecting member 11 a is provided at the end portion of the first wing portion 300
  • first-b connecting member 11 b may be provided at the end portion of the second wing portion 400
  • the first connecting member 11 may include a length adjuster for adjusting the length to be suitable for the body structure of the wearer P 1 .
  • the wearer P 1 may connect the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 to each other to form a strap, and may wear the harness diagonally on the body of the wearer P 1 .
  • the wearer P 1 typically has to sit and hold the baby P 2 with both arms to feed the baby, thereby causing a great inconvenience.
  • the wearer P 1 has to stay at one place during the entire feeding period with an uncomfortable posture.
  • the harness 1 for baby according to the present invention has the ring shape worn diagonally on the wearer P 1 , the length of which is adjustable so that the baby P 2 may be in close contact with the body of the wearer P 1 , and the baby P 2 may be positioned inside the first base 100 .
  • the baby P 2 may be fed in a stabilized and comfortable posture.
  • the first base 100 may be used as a mat on which the infant lays horizontally.
  • the baby P 2 may be seated on the first base 100 to face the feeder, and after that, the length of strap is adjustable so that the baby P 2 comes in close contact with the wearer P 1 on the feeding side and therefore may be fed while being seated.
  • the harness 1 for baby supports the weight of the baby P 2 and provides a structure in which the baby P 2 may be fed in a comfortable posture.
  • the harness 1 for baby enables the wearer P 1 to feed the baby while standing or walking around.
  • the baby P 2 is supported by the harness 1 for baby, and while feeding the baby P 2 , the wearer P 1 may freely use both arms.
  • the wearer P 1 may wear the harness so that the first edge E 1 of the first base 100 touches the body of the wearer, and the second base 200 may be located on the shoulder of the wearer P 1 so as to distribute the force applied to the shoulder of the wearer P 1 and the wearer P 1 may wear the harness for a long period of time without pain.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be implemented to be appropriately applied to the period in which the baby P 2 is held and carried by the wearer P 1 .
  • the harness 1 for baby is arranged so that the first base 100 , the first wing portion 300 , and the second wing portion 400 are connected to one another to form a ring-shaped strap, and may include the second base 200 .
  • the harness 1 for baby may further include the support member 500 .
  • the sub-strap set 130 and the shoulder band 600 are accommodated for no use.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be used as a baby carrier that provides a structure that snuggly fits the baby and facilitates easy assembling or dissembling of parts as needed.
  • the support member 500 may be coupled to the first base 100 and both wing portions 300 and 400 in order to support the back portion or spine of the baby P 2 .
  • the harness 1 for baby has an inclination so as to come naturally in close contact with the body curves of the wearer P 1 when it is worn across the body of the wearer in the second usage mode, and thus, an ideal angle for allowing the baby P 2 to be stably seated on the first base 100 without being slanted may be implemented.
  • the inclinations of the first end 111 and the second end 112 of the first base may be created so that the baby P 2 may not slip or fall through the gap between the wearer P 1 and the harness 1 for baby.
  • the harness 1 for baby may free both hands of the wearer P 1 when carrying the baby P 2 , while allowing the baby to rest comfortably in the seat area of the harness. Also, according to the growth stage of the baby P 2 , the length of the harness 1 for baby may be adjusted to be suitable for the height of the baby P 2 and that of the wearer P 1 . In the harness 1 for baby, because the baby P 2 is positioned at the side body of the wearer P 1 as opposed to directly facing the wearer P 1 , thereby allowing the baby’s legs to be naturally positioned alongside the wearer’s waist, the baby’s body deformation such as hyperextension of the lower limbs of the baby P 2 due to the long-term wearing may be prevented.
  • the harness 1 for baby includes materials having cushioning and ventilating effects in the part coming in contact with the body of the baby P 2 , so that the wearer P 1 and the baby P 2 may feel pleasant even with long-term wearing.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be implemented suitable for the wearer P 1 to control and observe the baby P 2 who starts to toddle.
  • the first base 100 , the first wing portion 300 , and the second wing portion 400 are connected to one another in a ring shape, and the length is adjusted underneath the second base 200 .
  • the sub-strap set 130 and the shoulder band 600 are connected and worn on the baby P 2 , and the support member 500 which is not in use for the third usage mode may be stowed away.
  • the harness 1 for baby may provide a structure allowing the wearer P 1 to guide and assist with the unstable toddling of the baby P 2 , so that the baby is able to walk around without falling or causing injuries from falls or running into objects.
  • the wearer P 1 may put the harness on the baby P 2 and encourages and supports the baby P 2 to walk behind the baby.
  • the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be pulled upward due to the height difference between the baby P 2 and the wearer P 1 who is controlling behind the baby.
  • the difference between the angles at the upper and lower ends of the first base 100 makes it possible for the harness 1 for baby to be worn most suitably on the baby P 2 along the body curves of the baby.
  • first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 have a width, and each has a difference width form one end extending from the first base 100 and the other end, in order to prevent an excessive pressure that could be potentially applied to the baby P 2 when the wearer P 1 grapples the handle portion 210 , and to enable the wearer P 1 to stably and safely guide the toddling baby.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be adjusted in length so that the baby P 2 may not be removed from the harness 1 or fall out.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be fixed to the body of the baby P 2 and be worn suitably for the body of the baby according to different growth stages.
  • the harness 1 for baby may be quickly worn on and taken off, and could be used for multiple purposes.
  • the components used in the harness 1 for baby are relatively small in size and volume, and effectively assist the upper limb of the wearer P 1 therefore reducing the burden of parenting.
  • the harness 1 for baby may provide a structure allowing the guardian to guide the toddling of the baby, so that the baby is able to walk around and safely explore without falling. Also, when the guardian feeds the baby or carries the baby, the baby may be stably accompanied with the body of the guardian.

Abstract

A harness for baby is proposed. The harness for baby may include a first base having a first end and a second end facing the first end, and a first wing portion extending from the first end of the first base. The harness may also include a second wing portion extending from the second end of the first base; and a second base through which one of the first wing portion and the second wing portion is inserted. At least one of the first wing portion or the second wing portion extends from the first base with a certain inclination.

Description

    CROSS-REFERENCE TO RELATED APPLICATION
  • This application is based on and claims priority under 35 U.S.C. §119 to Korean Patent Application No. 10-2021-0125276, filed on Sep. 17, 2021, and Korean Patent Application No. 10-2022-0031846, filed on Mar. 15, 2022, in the Korean Intellectual Property Office, the disclosure of each of which is incorporated by reference herein in its entirety.
  • BACKGROUND Technical Field
  • The present disclosure relates to a harness for baby.
  • Description of Related Technology
  • In general, a baby carrier is used when a guardian of a baby goes out with the baby and carries the baby on the back or holds the baby on the chest, and is mainly used as a substitute for a carrier blanket according to the related art. A baby carrier is mainly provided in the form of wrapping the body of the guardian along with the baby, but various types of baby carriers are provided according to structures and functions thereof.
  • SUMMARY
  • According to the present disclosure, provided is a harness for baby, which is capable of implementing various usage modes with a simple structure.
  • Additional aspects will be set forth in part in the description which follows and, in part, will be apparent from the description, or may be learned by practice of the presented embodiments of the disclosure.
  • According to an embodiment of the present disclosure, a harness for baby includes: a first base having a first end and a second end facing the first end; a first wing portion extending from the first end of the first base; a second wing portion extending from the second end of the first base; and a second base inserted in one of the first wing portion and the second wing portion, wherein one of the first wing portion and the second wing portion extends from the first base while being inclined.
  • In the first base, a shortest distance between the first end and the second end may be variable in a height direction of the first base.
  • In the first base, the first end and the second end may have inclinations with respect to a lengthwise direction of the first base.
  • The harness for baby may further include a first sub-strap extending from the first end of the first base along the first wing portion; a second sub-strap extending from the second end of the first base along the second wing portion; and a shoulder strap installed on the first base and inserted in the first sub-strap and the second sub-strap connected to each other.
  • The harness for baby may further include a support member installed on the first base and having opposite ends connected to the first wing portion and the second wing portion.
  • The harness for baby may further include a handle installed on the second base.
  • BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
  • The above and other aspects, features, and advantages of certain embodiments of the disclosure will be more apparent in the following descriptions taken in conjunction with the accompanying drawings.
  • FIG. 1 is a plan view of the harness for baby according to an embodiment of the present disclosure.
  • FIG. 2 is a rear view showing the rear surface of the harness for baby of FIG. 1 .
  • FIG. 3 is a diagram showing part of FIG. 1 .
  • FIG. 4 is a diagram showing the harness for baby of FIG. 1 , which is used in the second usage mode.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 are diagrams showing a coupling structure of the shoulder band in FIG. 1 .
  • FIG. 7 is a diagram showing the harness for baby of FIG. 1 , which is used in the third usage mode.
  • FIGS. 8 and 9 are diagrams illustrating a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the first usage mode.
  • FIG. 10 is a diagram illustrating a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the second usage mode.
  • FIG. 11 is a diagram illustrating a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the third usage mode.
  • DETAILED DESCRIPTION
  • Generally, an infant is known to grow about three times in weight and by about 30% in height in one year since his/her birth. From the cost saving and convenience perspectives, it is desirable to use one baby carrier according to growth steps until the baby has about 12 kg of weight after birth.
  • Otherwise, a wearer of the baby carrier has to separately purchase a baby carrier for infant and a baby carrier for toddler and separately use the baby carriers for infant and toddler according to the growth of the baby, and there is an issue of degrading convenience in use.
  • Also, it is common to purchase the baby carrier suitable for the body of the baby according to the growth steps, to thereby increase the burden of expenses even with short-term use of the baby carrier. Moreover, the baby carrier according to the related art mostly has a single function, and typically does not provide various functions. Accordingly, demands for a baby carrier that may be used in various usage modes according to growth steps of a baby have been increasing.
  • Also, the majority of baby carriers of simple types greatly compromises comfort and convenience for long-term usage because the upper limb of the wearer is excessively stimulated when the wearer wears the baby carrier for a long period of time. Accordingly, demands for baby carriers capable of reducing the burden on the wearer and improving practicality and stability have been increasing.
  • Also, infants usually learn turning, crawling, holding and standing, and toddling in about ten to fifteen months after birth. Infants slowly learn to toddle, and as time passes by, toddlers walk by themselves to desired places without help of their guardian. In addition, Toddlers walk under their guardians’ supervision. Even when the toddlers are able to walk, they need supervisions and aids and the guardian needs to always take care to protect the toddlers. Thus, the guardians should continuously observe their toddlers. To this end, demands for baby safety gears or devices such as this walking assistant harness have been continuously increasing.
  • Reference will now be made in detail to embodiments, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference numerals refer to like elements throughout. In this regard, the present embodiments may have different forms and should not be construed as being limited to the descriptions set forth herein. Accordingly, the embodiments are merely described below, by referring to the figures, to explain aspects. As used herein, the term “and/or” includes any and all combinations of one or more of the associated listed items. Expressions such as “at least one of,” when preceding a list of elements, modify the entire list of elements and do not modify the individual elements of the list.
  • As the present disclosure allows for various changes and numerous embodiments, particular embodiments will be illustrated in the drawings and described in detail in the written description. However, this is not intended to limit the present disclosure to particular modes of practice, and it is to be appreciated that all modifications, equivalents, and/or alternatives that do not depart from the spirit and technical scope are encompassed in the disclosure. In describing the present disclosure, like reference numerals denote the same elements even when the elements are provided in another embodiment.
  • It will be understood that although the terms “first” and “second” are used herein to describe various elements, these elements should not be limited by these terms. Terms are only used to distinguish one element from other elements.
  • The terms used in the present specification are merely used to describe particular embodiments, and are not intended to limit the present invention. In the present specification, it is to be understood that the terms such as “including,” “having,” and “comprising” are intended to indicate the existence of the features, numbers, steps, actions, components, parts, or combinations thereof disclosed in the specification, and are not intended to preclude the possibility that one or more other features, numbers, steps, actions, components, parts, or combinations thereof may exist or may be added. Hereinafter, one or more embodiments will be described in detail with reference to accompanying drawings.
  • FIG. 1 is a plan view of the harness for baby according to an embodiment of the present disclosure, FIG. 2 is a rear view showing the rear surface of the harness for baby of FIG. 1 , and FIG. 3 is a diagram showing part of FIG. 1 .
  • Referring to FIGS. 1 to 3 , the harness 1 for baby denotes a protector that is worn on the body of a wearer P1 so as to support the body of a baby P2 in various situations.
  • The harness 1 for baby is worn on the wearer P1 and the baby P2 so that behaviors of the baby P2 may be controlled by the wearer P1. The harness 1 for baby is worn so that the components thereof surround the body of baby and assist the baby to safely walk. The harness 1 for baby has a simple structure that is versatile according to growth stages of an infant or the baby P2.
  • The harness 1 for baby may be used in various aspects according to the growth of the baby P2. The harness 1 for baby may be used, switching to different shapes and directions thereof, to various usage modes. For example, some components of the harness 1 for baby may be optionally omitted, or a plurality of components may be combined as necessary for different usage.
  • Hereinafter, a first usage mode may be defined as a usage aspect in which the wearer P1 wears the harness 1 for baby on his/her upper body so that the baby P2 is laid in the harness 1 in parallel with a base. More specifically, a new-born baby or an infant who is not able to support his/her own back may be laid on the harness 1, thereby expanding the scope and range of activity of the wearer P1. Also, a strap may be made and fixed to the shoulder, improving mobility of the wearer P1 while feeding the baby P2. More specifically, with the strap worn across the wearerP1’s body, the wearer P1 may feed the baby P2 with only one arm wrapping around the baby P2 and may stand or walk without having to sit for nursing. Thus, the harness 1 for baby may provide a structure of improving mobility and activity range of the wearer P1 (see FIGS. 8 and 9 ).
  • Hereinafter, a second usage mode may be defined as a usage aspect in which the baby P2 may be stably carried along with the body of the wearer P1 while the wearer P1 moves while holding the baby P2. When the baby is able to hold his or her back or head up, the baby P2 may sit on the base of the harness 1 for baby facing the wearer P1 and the wearer P1 may safely carry the baby P2 (see FIG. 10 ).
  • Hereinafter, a third usage mode may be defined as a usage aspect in which the wearer P1 assists the baby P2 to toddle. When the baby P2 unstably walks, the harness 1 for baby may provide the wearer P1 with a structure for guiding and assisting the toddling of the baby P2 so that the baby P2 is able to walk around without falling (see FIG. 11 ).
  • The harness 1 for baby according to the present invention may have a plurality of usage modes described herein. However, the usage modes that will be described below are not limited to the description of the specification, and the usage modes that will be described later may be combined, modified, or applied as totally different usage modes.
  • The harness 1 for baby may include at least one wing portion and at least one base that comes into contact with the body of the baby P2 or the wearer P1. Here, the wing portion of the harness 1 for baby may have a structure that may be bound or detached.
  • As one usage mode, the harness 1 for baby may include a first base 100, a first wing portion 300, and a second wing portion 400 that may be connected to each other, and some of which may be connected or separated for conversion to various usages of the harness as needed by the guardian. Also, the harness 1 for baby may further include a second base 200. The second base 200 may have either the first wing portion 300 or the second wing portion 400 inserted in it.
  • The first base 100 may form an area supporting the harness 1 for baby so that all of the components thereof provide a balanced structure according to different usage modes. The first base 100 becomes the structural foundation or base of the harness 1 that converts into various designs which may be worn and used according to different usages.
  • For example, the first base 100 may be made to have an approximately rectangular shape having long transverse side. The first base 100 may have outer sides, that is, a first end 111, a second end 112, a first edge E1, and a second edge E2. Also, the first base 100 may include pocket portions 120 on front and rear surfaces thereof.
  • The first base 100 may include the first end 111 on one side and the second end 112 on the other side which faces the first end 111. The first end 111 may include a first supporter 111 a extending from the first end 111 to a certain length, and the second end 112 may include a second supporter 112 a extending from the second end 112 to a certain length. In an embodiment, the first end 111 and the second end 112 may have substantially the same lengths.
  • In the first base 100, a shortest distance between the first end 111 and the second end 112 may vary in a height direction H. The first end 111 and the second end 112 may be situated so as to be spaced apart a certain distance from each other in a length direction L, and the distance between the first end 111 and the second end 112 may be reduced toward an upper end of the height direction H. The distance between the first end 111 and the second end 112 may increase toward a lower end in the height direction H.
  • The first base 100 may have the first end 111 and the second end 112 having certain inclinations. The first end 111 may have a first inclination S1 and the second end 112 may have a second inclination S2.
  • Referring to FIG. 3 , the first end 111 and the second end 112 extend in the height direction H and may each have an inclination toward the inner sides of the length direction L. Because the first end 111 and the second end 112 extend with an angle of inclination that is not 90° with respect to the length direction L, the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may extend upwardly with a certain angle.
  • Accordingly, the first base 100 may have a shape expanding downward, and the lower ends connecting the first end 111 and the second end 112 may have a slight curve. That is, because the first end 111 and the second end 112 extend at an inclination, the upper end of the first base 100 may naturally have a radius around the body of the wearer P1 when the harness 1 of baby is worn on the wearer P1. When the baby P2 is located between the wearer P1 and the harness 1 for baby or when the harness 1 is worn on the baby P2, the inclination formed by the first base 100 facilitates the harness 1 to naturally come into close contact with the body structure of the baby P2.
  • In an alternative embodiment, the first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a are respectively arranged in the first end 111 and the second end 112 so as to apply rigidity to the first end 111 and the second end 112. For example, the first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a are formed as sewing lines or formed of multi-layered fabric, and may be arranged in the first base 110.
  • The first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a are arranged between the first base 100 and both wing portions, and may form boundaries between the first base 100 and the wing portions. The first supporter 111 a and the second supporter 112 a generates rigidity on opposite ends of the first base 100, so that the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be stably curved from the first base 100. Thus, the baby P2 may be stably and firmly supported by the first base 100.
  • The first edge E1 and the second edge E2 may be formed on the first base 100 to face each other. The first edge E1 may connect the upper end of the first end 111 to the upper end of the second end 112. Similarly, the second edge E2 may connect the lower end of the first end 111 to the lower end of the second end 112.
  • For example, the first edge E1 may be continued to a third edge E3. The third edge E3 forming the upper end of the first wing portion 300 may extend to have a third inclination S3 with respect to the first edge E1. The third inclination S3 may be defined as an inclination between the length direction L of the first base 100 and the third edge S3.
  • The second edge E2 may be continued to a fourth edge E4. The fourth edge E4 forming the lower end of the first wing portion 300 may extend to have a fourth inclination S4 with respect to the second edge E2. The fourth inclination S4 may be defined as an inclination between the length direction L of the first base 100 and the fourth edge E4. The third inclination S3 may be set to be less than the inclination angle of the fourth inclination S4. In an alternative embodiment, the opposite wing portions based on the first base 100 may be symmetrical with each other. The third inclination S3 and the fourth inclination S4 may be formed at the second wing portion 400 symmetrical to the first wing portion 300.
  • The harness 1 for baby may be freely switched to different usage modes by the inclinations of the first end 111 and the second end 112 on the first base 100 as well as the inclinations formed by the opposite wing portions, and these inclinations create natural curves of the harness 1 so that the harness 1 may fit the body of the wearer P1.
  • In an alternative embodiment, the first base 100 may include a first surface 100S1 and a second surface 100S2. For example, the pocket portions 120 may be formed on the first surface 100S1 and the second surface 100S2 so as to generate separate storage spaces on the first base 100.
  • The pocket portions 120 may include a first pocket 121 and a second pocket 122.
  • The first pocket 121 formed on the first surface 100S1 is provided on the entire surface so as to completely cover the first surface 100S1, and may form a space capable of storing some components used in some usage modes that will be described later. The first pocket 121 may be utilized as a space for accommodating some components when the usage mode of the harness 1 for baby is changed.
  • At least one first pocket 121 may be arranged on the first base 100, and a shape of the first pocket 121 may be set differently according to a shape of the first base 100. The first pocket 121 may be provided on the first base 100 in the form of a separating-type pocket adopting a separating-type fastener, and may be formed of a stretchable material having elasticity. However, for convenience of description, an embodiment in which the first pocket 121 corresponds to the first base 100 will be described below.
  • The second pocket 122 provided on the second surface 100S2 may include a stretchable material having excellent elasticity in an opening thereof, so as to be easily tightened and expanded. The second pocket 122 may be applied in a shape supporting or surrounding part of the baby in some usage modes. For example, in the first usage mode, the wearer P1 may use the second pocket 122 to wrap around the hips of the baby P2, and the second pocket 122 covers the hips and lower back portion of the baby P2 so as to maintain the seating posture of the baby P2 and more securely fasten the baby.
  • The first base 100 may include an inner member having a heat insulation effect or a recovery force therein. The first base 100 includes a fabric material or a mesh-type fabric material having a ventilation property, and may have a dual-layered structure in which an embossing material is added to prevent impact and may provide the baby P2 with a cushioning effect.
  • Also, the inside of the first base 100, which is in direct contact with the body, may include an anti-bacterial mesh fabric material or a multi-layered structure having an excellent air permeability and cushioning effect. Accordingly, even when the harness is worn for a long period of time, the heat emitted from the baby and the guardian may be dissipated, and unpleasant feeling and fatigue caused due to the long-time wearing may be prevented.
  • The harness 1 for baby may include the second base 200 that embraces one of the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400. The second base 200 may have a shape with mild curves, and may be movable along the wing portions 300 and 400 according to the necessity of the user.
  • In the drawings, the second base 200 is inserted in the first wing portion 300, but the second base 200 having a separable structure may be inserted to the first wing portion 300 or the second wing portion 400 and may be moved to a desired position, or may be detached and not used according to different usages. Here, a shape of a handle portion 210 is not limited to the example shown in the drawings, but may have various shapes allowing the wearer to carry out the holding operation. Hereinafter, for convenience of description, an example in which the handle portion 210 is inserted in the first wing portion 300 will be described below.
  • The second base 200 is formed to have a multi-layered structure having a cushioning effect and may distribute the force applied to the body of the wearer in various usage modes of the harness 1 for baby. Also, in some usage modes, parts where the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 are connected may come into contact with parts of the upper limb of the wearer P1, and may stimulate the skin of the wearer P1 during the long-term usage. The second base 200 may protect the body of the wearer P1 against the stimulation applied by a first connecting member 11, and may provide comfortable feeling of wearing.
  • The second base 200 has the handle portion 210 installed thereon, and may include a first surface 200S1 and a second surface 200S2. The handle portion 210 installed on the first surface 200S1 may include a handle 211 that may be gripped by the wearer, and a support sheet 212 of which an edge is connected to the first surface 200S1.
  • Opposite ends of the handle 211 are fixed to the support sheet 212, and the handle 211 may be made so that a hand of the wearer may be inserted in a space between the support sheet 212 and the handle 211 to maneuver the harness 1 for baby. Upper and lower ends of the support sheet 212 in the height direction are connected to the first surface 200S1, but side ends of the support sheet 212 in the longitudinal direction are separated from the first surface 200S1. Thus, the first wing portion 300 may be inserted through the side ends of the support sheet 212.
  • The first wing portion 300 may extend from the first end 111 of the first base 100. One side of the first wing portion 300 may extend upward by a certain length from the first base 100, and the other side may have a connecting member connected to the second wing portion 400.
  • The first wing portion 300 may have a first width W1 in the height direction H of the first base 100, which is set by the first end 111, and the first width W1 in the height direction H may be reduced toward the end portion. For example, the end of the first wing portion 300 may be defined as a second width W2. The first wing portion 300 extends with a certain width and is connected to the second wing portion 400 to form a band of a ring shape, or may be opened to be connected to another component according to the required usage.
  • The first wing portion 300 may be connected to each component coupled to the first base 100 according to the usage mode of the harness 1 for baby. For example, a first-b connecting member 11 b of the first wing portion 300 may be connected to a first-a connecting member 11 a of the second wing portion 400. The first connecting member 11 may be connected to a first-c connecting band 11 c or a first-d connecting band 11 d for additional length adjustment, and the first-c connecting band 11 c may be inserted in a fixing band b1 and supported by the second wing portion 400 for convenience in use.
  • The second wing portion 400 may extend from the second end 112 of the first base 100. The second wing portion 400 has substantially the same structure as the first wing portion 300 described above, and thus, descriptions thereof are omitted.
  • In the drawings, the first wing portion 300 has the longer length than the second wing portion 400, but one or more embodiments are not limited thereto. That is, the lengths of the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be equal to each other or may be different from each other.
  • For implementing various embodiments of the harness 1 for baby, a connection member for connecting respective components may be applied. The connection member may include a plurality of connecting members. For example, the connection member may be provided as a belt-fastening buckle generally used in clothing, bags, sports gears, etc., that is, an insertion-type buckle including a housing-type buckle body and an insert having insertion legs.
  • The connecting members may be implemented in the form of connecting or binding some parts when the components according to the embodiment are connected. Also, the connecting member may include a stretchable band or a fixing strap having elasticity so that the unused parts of the length-adjustable straps do not interfere with the usage of the harness 1 for baby.
  • The harness 1 for baby may further include a support member 500 and a shoulder band 600 that are selectively used according to various usage modes that will be described later.
  • FIG. 4 is a diagram showing the harness for the baby of FIG. 1 , which is used in the second usage mode.
  • Referring to FIGS. 1 to 4 , the support member 500 may be selectively used in the second usage mode that will be described later.
  • The support member 500 may be provided as an approximately T-shaped sheet having slow curves. The support member 500 may include, for example, a first auxiliary portion 511, a second auxiliary portion 512, and a third auxiliary portion 513. The support member 500 may have an attachable/detachable structure according to the usage, and may be selectively used.
  • The first auxiliary portion 511 and the second auxiliary portion 512 may protrude from the center of the support member 500 to opposite sides, and may be connected to the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400. For example, the first auxiliary portion 511 may be connected to the first wing portion 300, and the second auxiliary portion 512 may be connected to the second wing portion 400.
  • A second-c connecting band 12 c may be provided at an end portion of the first auxiliary portion 511. The 2c connecting band 12 c has a second-a connecting member 12 a at an end portion thereof and may be connected to a second-b connecting member 12 b provided on the first wing portion 300. Here, the second-b connecting member 12 b may be connected to a second-d connecting band 12 d that is fixed on one surface of the first wing portion 300.
  • Referring to FIG. 2 and FIG. 4 , when the second-a connecting member 12 a and the second-b connecting member 12 b are connected to each other, the second-c connecting band 12 c may be arranged substantially in parallel with the 2d connecting band 12 d. Because the 2c connecting band 12 c and the 2d connecting band 12 d are connected in series, even when the baby P2 leans on the support member 500 in the second usage mode, the support member 500 is stably supported by the first base 100, the first wing portion 300, and the second wing portion 400. Thus, the baby P2 may be safely supported.
  • The second auxiliary portion 512 is at the side opposite to the first auxiliary portion 511 and may extend to the same length as the first auxiliary portion 511. Also, the second auxiliary portion 512 may have the same fastening type as that of the first auxiliary portion 511.
  • The third auxiliary portion 513 has an end portion that protrudes perpendicularly to the lengthwise direction L and may be partially connected to the first base 100. For example, a third-a connecting member 13 a of the first base 100 may be connected to a third-b connecting member 13 b of the third auxiliary portion 513. For example, the third auxiliary portion 513 and the second edge E2 may be connected via a third connecting member 13 such as a detachable faster or buckle, zipper, Velcro, snap button, button, strings, sewing, etc.
  • For example, the portion to which the third auxiliary portion 513 is connected may be at the second edge E2 of the first base 100. The wearer P1 may wear the harness 1 for baby diagonally so that the first edge E1 may come into close contact with the body. As such, the back of the baby P2 is supported by the support member 500, and the baby P2 may be positioned to be seated between the harness 1 and the wearer P1.
  • The gap between the wearer P1 and the harness 1 may be adjusted so that an infant who is not able to hold his/her neck up may be supported stably by the support member 500.
  • The coupling positions between the support member 500 and both wing portions may be parallel to each other so that the posture of the baby P2 may be maintained even when the wearer P1 wears the harness 1 diagonally.
  • The support member 500 may include a first surface 500S1 and a second surface 500S2. The first surface 500S1 is an outside and may be formed of the same fabric material as that of the first base 100 or both wing portions. Also, an inside of the second surface 500S2, which is in direct contact with the body, may include an anti-bacterial mesh fabric material or a multi-layered structure having an excellent air permeability and cushioning effect.
  • FIGS. 5 and 6 are diagrams showing a coupling structure of the shoulder band 600 of FIG. 1 , which is worn on the baby, and FIG. 7 is a diagram showing the harness 1 for baby of FIG. 1 used in the third usage mode.
  • Referring to FIGS. 5 to 7 , the shoulder band 600 may be used in the third usage mode that will be described later.
  • The harness 1 for baby may further include a sub-strap 130 in reference to FIG. 7 which consists of a first sub-strap 131 and a second sub-strap 132 and the shoulder band 600 that is installed on the first base 100.
  • The first sub-strap 131 is extended from the first end 111 of the first base 100 along the first wing portion 300 and may be connected to the second sub-strap 132 to form a fixing band around the upper body of the baby P2.
  • The second sub-strap 132 is extended from the second end 112 of the first base 100 along the second wing portion 400 and may be connected to the first sub-strap 131 to form the fixing band around the upper body of the baby P2. One sides of the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 may be restricted by the shoulder band 600. For example, the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 may be extended upward from the first edge E1.
  • The shoulder band 600 is installed on the first base 100 and may include a first strap 611 and a second strap 612.
  • Referring to FIG. 6 , the first strap 611 may be connected in a direction perpendicular to the first sub-strap 131. Also, the second strap 612 may be connected in a direction perpendicular to the second sub-strap 132.
  • In detail, a fourth connecting member 14 a, 14 b, and 14 c may form a closed ring so that the first strap 611 and the first sub-strap 131 may be fastened with each other. Also, the fourth connecting member 14 a, 14 b, and 14 c may form a closed ring so that the second strap 612 and the second sub-strap 132 may be fastened with each other. For example, the first strap 611 and the second strap 612 may have a fourth-c connecting member 14 c at their end portions thereof, and the fourth-a connecting member 14 a and the fourth-b connecting member 14 b may be arranged on the same shaft as the fourth-c connecting member 14 c.
  • The first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 pass through the ring formed by the fourth connecting member 14 a, 14 b, and 14 c and may be connected to each other by a fifth connecting member 15 a, 15 b, 15 c, and 15 d. A fifth-c connecting band 15 c may be provided at an end portion of the first sub-strap 131 and a fifth-a connecting member 15 a may be provided at an end portion of the fifth-c connecting band 15 c. A fifth-d connecting band 15 d may be fixed to one surface of the second sub-strap 132, and a fifth-b connecting band 15 b may be provided at an end portion of the fifth-d connecting band 15 d. Here, the fifth-a connecting member 15 a provided at the first sub-strap 131 may be connected to the fifth-b connecting band 15 b provided at the second sub-strap 132.
  • When changing to another usage mode, the first sub-strap 131 and the second sub-strap 132 may be inserted and accommodated in fixing bands formed on the rear surfaces of the both wing portions, for convenience in use. For example, the first sub-strap 131 may be placed under the fixing band b2 on the inside of the first wing portion 300, and the second sub-strap 132 may be placed under the fixing band b3 on the inside of the second wing portion 400.
  • In the third usage mode, the shoulder band 600 and the sub-strap set 130 are implemented on the back portion of the baby P2 so as to prevent occurrence of an accident because the coupling therebetween may be released due to intensive movement or hand manipulation of the baby P2. Here, the first base 100 may come into contact with the chest of the baby P2, and may function as a front protector so that the guardian is able to prevent the baby P2 from falling forward during the walking practice.
  • The shoulder band 600 may be accommodated in the pocket portions 120 of the first base 100 when changing the usage modes from the third to the first or to the second. Accordingly, the wearer P1 does not need to carry the components required to change usage modes, and may selectively change usage modes as necessary.
  • The shoulder band 600 and the sub-strap set 130 may include a first surface 600S1 and a second surface 600S2. The first surface 600S1 is the exterior and may be formed of the same fabric material as that of the first base 100 or the exterior of both wing portions. Also, the inside of the second surface 600S2, which is in direct contact with the body, may include an anti-bacterial mesh fabric material or a multi-layered structure having an excellent air permeability and cushioning effect.
  • FIGS. 8 and 9 are diagrams showing a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the first usage mode, FIG. 10 is a diagram showing a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the second usage mode, and FIG. 11 is a diagram showing a method of using the harness for baby of FIG. 1 in the third usage mode.
  • Referring to FIGS. 8 and 9 , the harness 1 for baby may be used to have a structure, in which the wearer P1 may stably hold the baby P2 when feeding an infant. For example, ends of the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be connected and provided in a ring-shaped strap or sling.
  • Here, the first-a connecting member 11 a is provided at the end portion of the first wing portion 300, and the first-b connecting member 11 b may be provided at the end portion of the second wing portion 400. The first connecting member 11 may include a length adjuster for adjusting the length to be suitable for the body structure of the wearer P1.
  • In an embodiment, the wearer P1 may connect the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 to each other to form a strap, and may wear the harness diagonally on the body of the wearer P1. According to the related art, the wearer P1 typically has to sit and hold the baby P2 with both arms to feed the baby, thereby causing a great inconvenience. For example, the wearer P1 has to stay at one place during the entire feeding period with an uncomfortable posture. The harness 1 for baby according to the present invention has the ring shape worn diagonally on the wearer P1, the length of which is adjustable so that the baby P2 may be in close contact with the body of the wearer P1, and the baby P2 may be positioned inside the first base 100. Thus, the baby P2 may be fed in a stabilized and comfortable posture. Here, the first base 100 may be used as a mat on which the infant lays horizontally.
  • In an example in which the wearer P1 feeds the baby for several months, when the baby P2 is able to sit right and hold his/her head up, the baby P2 may be seated on the first base 100 to face the feeder, and after that, the length of strap is adjustable so that the baby P2 comes in close contact with the wearer P1 on the feeding side and therefore may be fed while being seated. Here, the harness 1 for baby supports the weight of the baby P2 and provides a structure in which the baby P2 may be fed in a comfortable posture. The harness 1 for baby enables the wearer P1 to feed the baby while standing or walking around.
  • Also, the baby P2 is supported by the harness 1 for baby, and while feeding the baby P2, the wearer P1 may freely use both arms.
  • The wearer P1 may wear the harness so that the first edge E1 of the first base 100 touches the body of the wearer, and the second base 200 may be located on the shoulder of the wearer P1 so as to distribute the force applied to the shoulder of the wearer P1 and the wearer P1 may wear the harness for a long period of time without pain.
  • Referring to FIG. 10 , the harness 1 for baby may be implemented to be appropriately applied to the period in which the baby P2 is held and carried by the wearer P1. Here, the harness 1 for baby is arranged so that the first base 100, the first wing portion 300, and the second wing portion 400 are connected to one another to form a ring-shaped strap, and may include the second base 200. Also, the harness 1 for baby may further include the support member 500. Here, the sub-strap set 130 and the shoulder band 600 are accommodated for no use.
  • When the wearer P1 has to move while carrying the baby P2 on his/her front or back, the harness 1 for baby may be used as a baby carrier that provides a structure that snuggly fits the baby and facilitates easy assembling or dissembling of parts as needed. The support member 500 may be coupled to the first base 100 and both wing portions 300 and 400 in order to support the back portion or spine of the baby P2.
  • The harness 1 for baby has an inclination so as to come naturally in close contact with the body curves of the wearer P1 when it is worn across the body of the wearer in the second usage mode, and thus, an ideal angle for allowing the baby P2 to be stably seated on the first base 100 without being slanted may be implemented. For example, the inclinations of the first end 111 and the second end 112 of the first base may be created so that the baby P2 may not slip or fall through the gap between the wearer P1 and the harness 1 for baby.
  • The harness 1 for baby, according to the present invention, may free both hands of the wearer P1 when carrying the baby P2, while allowing the baby to rest comfortably in the seat area of the harness. Also, according to the growth stage of the baby P2, the length of the harness 1 for baby may be adjusted to be suitable for the height of the baby P2 and that of the wearer P1. In the harness 1 for baby, because the baby P2 is positioned at the side body of the wearer P1 as opposed to directly facing the wearer P1, thereby allowing the baby’s legs to be naturally positioned alongside the wearer’s waist, the baby’s body deformation such as hyperextension of the lower limbs of the baby P2 due to the long-term wearing may be prevented.
  • Also, the harness 1 for baby includes materials having cushioning and ventilating effects in the part coming in contact with the body of the baby P2, so that the wearer P1 and the baby P2 may feel pleasant even with long-term wearing.
  • Referring to FIG. 11 , the third usage mode of the harness 1 for baby will be described below. The harness 1 for baby may be implemented suitable for the wearer P1 to control and observe the baby P2 who starts to toddle. Here, the first base 100, the first wing portion 300, and the second wing portion 400 are connected to one another in a ring shape, and the length is adjusted underneath the second base 200 . Also, the sub-strap set 130 and the shoulder band 600 are connected and worn on the baby P2, and the support member 500 which is not in use for the third usage mode may be stowed away.
  • The harness 1 for baby may provide a structure allowing the wearer P1 to guide and assist with the unstable toddling of the baby P2, so that the baby is able to walk around without falling or causing injuries from falls or running into objects. The wearer P1 may put the harness on the baby P2 and encourages and supports the baby P2 to walk behind the baby.
  • As an example, when the wearer P1 uses the harness 1 for baby to help the baby P2 walk from behind the baby, the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 may be pulled upward due to the height difference between the baby P2 and the wearer P1 who is controlling behind the baby. For example, the difference between the angles at the upper and lower ends of the first base 100 makes it possible for the harness 1 for baby to be worn most suitably on the baby P2 along the body curves of the baby. Also, the first wing portion 300 and the second wing portion 400 have a width, and each has a difference width form one end extending from the first base 100 and the other end, in order to prevent an excessive pressure that could be potentially applied to the baby P2 when the wearer P1 grapples the handle portion 210, and to enable the wearer P1 to stably and safely guide the toddling baby. Here, the harness 1 for baby may be adjusted in length so that the baby P2 may not be removed from the harness 1 or fall out. As such, the harness 1 for baby may be fixed to the body of the baby P2 and be worn suitably for the body of the baby according to different growth stages.
  • According to the related art, quick and simple wearing and multi-functional use of a baby carrier are posed as a challenge due to its large size and complicated structure. The harness 1 for baby, however, may be quickly worn on and taken off, and could be used for multiple purposes. Also, the components used in the harness 1 for baby are relatively small in size and volume, and effectively assist the upper limb of the wearer P1 therefore reducing the burden of parenting.
  • The harness 1 for baby according to the embodiment of the present disclosure may provide a structure allowing the guardian to guide the toddling of the baby, so that the baby is able to walk around and safely explore without falling. Also, when the guardian feeds the baby or carries the baby, the baby may be stably accompanied with the body of the guardian.
  • It should be understood that the embodiments described herein should be considered in a descriptive sense only and not for purposes of limitation. Descriptions of features or aspects within each embodiment should typically be considered as available for other similar features or aspects in other embodiments. While one or more embodiments have been described with reference to the figures, it will be understood by those of ordinary skill in the art that various changes in form and details may be made therein without departing from the spirit and scope as defined by the following claims.

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What is claimed is:
1. A harness for baby comprising:
a first base having a first end and a second end facing the first end;
a first wing portion extending from the first end of the first base;
a second wing portion extending from the second end of the first base; and
a second base inserted in one of the first wing portion or the second wing portion,
wherein at least one of the first wing portion or the second wing portion extends from the first base and is inclined with respect to the first base.
2. The harness for baby of claim 1, wherein, in the first base, a shortest distance between the first end and the second end is variable in a height direction of the first base.
3. The harness for baby of claim 1, wherein, in the first base, the first end and the second end have inclinations with respect to a lengthwise direction of the first base.
4. The harness for baby of claim 1, further comprising:
a first sub-strap extending from the first end of the first base along the first wing portion;
a second sub-strap extending from the second end of the first base along the second wing portion; and
a shoulder strap installed on the first base and inserted in the first sub-strap and the second sub-strap connected to each other.
5. The harness for baby of claim 1, further comprising
a support member installed on the first base and having opposite ends connected to the first wing portion and the second wing portion.
6. The harness for baby of claim 1, further comprising
a handle installed on the second base.
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