How to Measure a Child for a Pediatric Belt Cane

Cane length is based on a child's shoulder height
26 inches
Height: floor to shoulder
Belt size is based on two measures 1) hip width and 2) waist circumference
A toddler standing still as an adult holds a ruler in front of her hips.
Hip width: Use a ruler to obtain hip width (photo of size 6 because from the 3 to the 9 is six inches).
a measuring tape is around the waist of a toddler shows size 21 inches
Waist circumference: Use a measuring tape to obtain circumference (photo 21 inches).
Waist circumference is the child's waist, bulky clothing provides measurement too large (the waist measurement photos are both of the same child - actual is 21 inches, with bulk sweater 25 inches)
Size chart five columns 17 rows grouped in set of three; left column title hip width, inches, 6, 7, 8, 9, next column, belt size 6S, 6M, 6L, 7S, 7M, 7L, 8S, 8M, 8L, 9S, 9M, 9L, next column waist circumference inches, 17, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 21, 22, 23, 23, 24, 25, next column frame size 6S, 6M, 6L, 7S, 7M, 7L, 8S, 8M, 8L, 9S, 9M, 9L, next column shoulder height inches, 20-26, 27-29, 30-33, 26-28, 28-31, 31-33, 28-30, 31-33, 34-37, 30-33, 34-35, 36-37
Standard Sizes Chart 4 charts 2 by 2, upper left chart title Size 6 Hip, rows: title Cane size,  6SS, 6SM, 6SL, 6MS,  6MM, 6ML, 6LS, 6LM, 6LL, next column title Hip all rows contain number 6, next column title Waist, All 6S are 17, all 6M are 18, all 6L are 19, next column title Height, All Small 20-26, all medium 27-29, all large 30-33. Top right table title Size 7 Hip, title Cane size, 7SS, 7SM,  7SL, 7MS, 7MM, 7ML, 7LS, 7LM, 7LL, next column title Hip, all rows contain number 7; next column title waist, Small size 19, medium size 20, large size 21. Final column title height, all small 26-28, all medium 28-31, all large 31-33. Lower left table title Size 8 hip,  title cane size 8SS, 8SM, 8SL, 8MS, 8MM, 8ML, 8LS, 8LM, 8LL, column title Hip all rows contain number 8, Waist all small are size 21, medium size 22, large size 23, column title height, all eights are small 28-30, 31-33 and 34-37. Final table - title Size 9 hip, first column title cane size, 9SS, 9SM, 9SL, 9MS, 9MM, 9ML, 9LS
Title Example (also most popular sizes) size 6MS, 7MS, 8MS, hip 6, 7, 8, waist circum 18, 20, 22, height to shoulder 26, 28, 30

Little Javi stands still

Nobody has ever said measuring a toddler was easy. However, this video shows how easy it can be with a child who stands perfectly still.

Charna moves about

-Mohamad shows the method for measuring a squirming toddler girl. The method is to wait for your moment and be ready with the measuring tape