#1565: SpeedSleeve

Today’s invention is an attempt to overcome one of the bugbears of parenthood -getting a toddler to don a coat.

Youngsters have trouble getting their arms down the sleeves of a winter coat. Their limbs simply aren’t rigid enough, they can’t follow instructions and it takes maybe five minutes to squirm each arm down a sleeve. This process can even hurt a child’s hand if a parent is impatient.

Instead, I propose coats with sleeves which each have a zip running from armpit to cuff. To help a child get dressed, unzip the arm sleeve and pass their hand through the shoulder hole, grabbing it with your other hand through the unzipped arm.

Once the body of the coat is on, each sleeve can be zipped downwards around their arm with minimal distress and wasted time.

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