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Get a Belt Cane

THE MEDICALLY NECESSARY MOBILITY TOOL FOR INFANTS WITH A MOBILITY VISUAL IMPAIRMENT OR BLINDNESS

Direct Belt Cane Purchases

Order by 1pm ET and our Pediatric Belt Cane ships same day!

*Pediatric Belt Cane costs are currently being sold at a subsidized rate

Fully Funded
Belt Canes

Parents receive a Belt Cane ($600 value) for their participation in one or more of our research projects. Click for details! 

Medicaid Belt Cane Coverage

The Pediatric Belt Cane is a medical necessity for children with a MVI/B to walk. 

Equipment Suppliers (get a 10% discount) 

Agency Belt Cane Purchase

Safe Toddles, sole source of Belt Canes, accepts purchase orders and completes paperwork needed by your organization.

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Order by 1PM Pediatric Belt Cane ships same day!

 

First-time Belt Cane user? Please fill out an intake form (here) and we will contact you for Belt Cane size support. The fit of the Pediatric Belt Cane needs to be snug around the waist like a belt, and reach out two-steps ahead of the child with a mobility visual impairment or blindness for detection and protection.

Already know your size? (Here is a reminder of how to measure

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Research Project Opportunities


We are dedicated to removing barriers to Belt Canes for as many children as possible. Ask us how to receive a fully funded Belt Cane at no cost to your family. 845-244-6600 info@safetoddles.org

Safe Toddles Research Project

Pediatric Belt Canes in exchange for video diaries 

Safe Toddles seeks families and professionals to join our video library. We have the largest library of children with a MVI/B demonstrating walking before and after being introduced to a Belt Cane. This assists us in our research to improve everyone's experiences with the Pediatric Belt Cane.

  • We are documenting the outcomes and experiences of consistent and inconsistent safety.

  • We are giving voice to voiceless infants who refuse to walk unprotected into the danger of the unknown. Belt Canes provide them detection and protection. 

The abilities of infants with a mobility visual impairment or blindness (MVI/B) will be understood once we provide them with consistently safe mobility most of the day. We design white cane solutions that make sure people have the most effective safe mobility tools humans can devise.

 

Everyone using a Pediatric Belt Cane is encouraged to consider participating by submitting Belt Cane video diaries to us - future families can learn and benefit from your Belt Cane journey.

Smart Belt (Soterix) Study

Receive One Belt Cane ($200 value) plus $100 to test our new Smart Belt with a Soterix Motion logging device.

Funded by the US Department of Education, the project tests our new Smart Belt, which tracks motion. Children 14-56 months old with a mobility visual impairment or blindness will receive one Standard Belt Cane set at no cost and $100 by participating.

How to sign up:

 

  • New to the Belt Cane? Caregivers of children with a mobility visual impairment or blindness (ages 14-59 months) can sign up using this form:

 

front of the Soterix Medical Motion logger 9xv1  two buttons start, stop a red light and a blue light.
  • Caregivers of current Belt Cane users (ages 12-59 months) are also encouraged to join the study. Call 845-244-6600 or email us info@safetoddles.org to request a letter of consent. 

  • Agency testing sites (additional option not required)

    • Financial compensation will be provided to the facility and the parents who participate in a one-day data collection event at your agency. Call 845-244-6600 or email us info@safetoddles.org to inquire.

    • To be selected as a site, we need at least 5-10 children with a mobility visual impairment or blindness (ages 14-59 months who will have worn Belt Canes for one month). For this event, we will need access to space at your facility that offers unobstructed walking (e.g., gym, hallway).

    • In addition to agency compensation, each individual tester (child wearing a smart belt) will be compensated $100

Medical Necessity

Belt Canes are a Medical Necessity

Children's hospitals, residential schools, agencies, school districts and individual therapists bill Medicaid insurance to cover the Pediatric Belt Cane because it is a medical necessity for learners with a MVI/B to walk. Individuals submit their paperwork through local durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers (e.g., National Seating and Mobility). 

 

How to submit letters of medical necessity to durable medical equipment suppliers,

 

Step 1. Measure the child for the Belt Cane and send the size and letter of medical necessity (LMN) to your assistive technology professional (ATP) at your local DME. Find an example of that letter using the button below.


Step 2: The DME company sends the order to their doctor to sign off on and then sends that and the LMN to a state Medicaid reviewer for approval. Use the E1399, miscellaneous code.

Step 3: Once the DME company receives an approval letter from Medicaid that they would pay for the belt cane, the DME company orders the belt cane. They submit the order for reimbursement on their end.


Step 4: The Belt Cane gets delivered to the DME company, and then they call the patient for delivery. 

Schools

Schools and Agencies Pediatric Belt Cane Purchase

Safe Toddles is the sole source for Pediatric Belt Canes. We accept purchase orders and will provide a price quote or any other paperwork needed by your school or agency before purchase of a Pediatric Belt Cane. Please click on the button below to begin the process of obtaining Pediatric Belt Canes for your students with a mobility visual impairment or blindness. 

* if your organization has at least 5-10 children with a mobility visual impairment or blindness (ages 14-59 months), we are interested in conducting a one-day data collection event for our Smart Belt Study at your agency. Financial compensation will be provided to the facility and the parents who participate. For this event, we will need access to space at your facility that offers unobstructed walking (e.g., gym, hallway).

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