Crafting Desk

How to Measure a Child for a Pediatric Belt Cane?


26 inches
Cane length is based on a child's shoulder height
measure 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 (from the 3 to the 9 is 6 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).
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