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).
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)
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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

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