How-to close the belt fastener
Place the belt around the child's hips until the mushroom head fasteners are opposite each other. Tightly pinch the ends together and continue to press all touching areas together to make a strong seal.
How-to size the belt
The picture shows how the belt is designed to be worn.
At proper fit, the squares of mushroom head fasteners connect half way.
There may be room to cinch belt an inch wider or an inch tighter.
How-to attach belt to cane frame
An adult attaches the cane to the child.
Connect the belt and cane frame by clicking the magnets in place. Put the belt around the child at the hip level and push the mushroom head fastener squares together.
First put the belt around the child at hip level and push the mushroom head fastener squares together. Then connect the belt and cane frame by clicking the magnets in place.
Pediatric Belt Cane FAQs
1. Should we first have the child only wear the belt without the cane frame?
Answer: No, the child receives no benefit from just wearing the belt, it may even been uncomfortable. The frame is the benefit of wearing the belt cane.
However, it does help to introduce the frame first. Have the child hold the frame with two hands and push in front. This helps demonstrate the purpose of the cane frame to the child and perhaps ease the transition to then clicking the frame into the magnets- "it protects you and you don't have to hold it".
2. How do you separate the belt from the frame?
Answer: An adult can release the magnet by pushing one corner of the black magnet socket away from the magnet.
What to do when the child can take cane frame off?
I. Check belt closure recommendations (sizing) above.
The belt fits when the end of the belt is half way on the mushroom head fastener.
II. If the belt fits well, but still separates?
Answer: Add bulk to the magnet holder (see example below)
Pediatric Belt Cane Set is Two Frames One Belt
Two Frames Allow Wearing Everywhere
Choose the frame based on environment
The daily frame provides a two-step preview of the path ahead. The daily frame is intended to be worn in roomy indoor spaces (e.g., a mall, school) and everywhere outside.
The tight spaces frame is shorter and the base is shaped to prevent catching on furniture. This tight spaces cane frame is intended to be worn inside areas without stairs.
Demo of changing tight spaces to daily frame
Daily frame is perfect for school use