Jenx Bee Seat

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  • Jenx Bee Seating System
    Jenx Bee Seating System

Jenx Bee Seat

Ideal playful and gentle introduction to supported seating

Seating system styled specifically to appeal to very young children and their families, and developed in conjunction with therapists and carers.

Bee provides an outstanding level of versatility through a comprehensive range of fixed and height adjustable bases, along with a wide variety of head, trunk, leg and foot support options.

This means each Bee can be exactly tailored to the needs of any individual child. Adjustable back angle and tilt in space options alongside the ability to accommodate babies as small as 4 months right through to children of around 5 years results in maximum functionality, flexibility and style.

Accessories

  • Jenx Bee Low Wooden Base

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    Jenx Bee Low Wooden Base

    Product Code
    Jenx Bee Low Base

    8430-8710-000

     

    8430-8710-000
  • Jenx Bee High Wooden Base

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    Jenx Bee High Wooden Base

    Product Code
    Jenx Bee High Wooden Base 3430-8720-000

     

    3430-8720-000
  • Jenx Bee Y-Base (Hi-Low 30degree tilt)

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    Jenx Bee Y-Base (Hi-Low 30degree tilt)

    Product Code
    Y-Base 3430-8740-000

     

    3430-8740-000
  • Jenx Bee Booties

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    Jenx Bee Booties

    Product Code
    Jenx Bee Booties 3430-6065-000

     

    3430-6065-000
  • Jenx Sandals

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    Jenx Sandals

    Available in 4 different sizes to accommodate and size of foot, even when wearing splints, Jenx sandals are interchangeable across the entire range of Jenx seating and standing products. 
     

    • Straps open from the back facilitating easy stand transfers into prone standing.
    • Straps can be fixed in a variety of ways to achieve the most appropriate support for each child.
    • Independently adjustable to exactly accommodate the optimum foot position.
    • The new quick touch Velcro straps are faster, quieter and hold better than ever before.

    5356-6081-000, 5356-6082-000, 5356-6083-000, 5356-6084-000
  • Jenx Bee Sandal Raisers

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    Jenx Bee Sandal Raisers

    Product Code
    Jenx Bee Sandal Raisers (One foot) 5356-6091-000

     

    5356-6091-000
  • Jenx Bee Footplate Padding

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    Jenx Bee Footplate Padding

    11”(w) x 9.5”(d) x 1.2”(h)

    280mm (w) x 240mm (d) x 30mm (h)

     

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Footplate Padding

    3615-5301-000

     

    3615-5301-000
  • Jenx Bee Knee Blocks

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    Jenx Bee Knee Blocks

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Knee Blocks

    3430-1751-000

     

    3430-1751-000
  • Jenx Bee Long Leg Extension

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    Jenx Bee Long Leg Extension

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Long Leg Extension

    3430-0281-000

     

    3430-0281-000
  • Jenx Bee Abduction Block

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    Jenx Bee Abduction Block

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Abduction Block

    3416-1650-000

     

    3416-1650-000
  • Jenx Bee Flat Head Support

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    Jenx Bee Flat Head Support

    Product Code
    Jenx Bee Flat Head Support 3430-4081-000

     

    3430-4081-000
  • Jenx Bee 1 Link Multi-Grip Head Support

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    Jenx Bee 1 Link Multi-Grip Head Support

    Dimensions:

    12.10”(w) x 2”(d) x 2.9”(h)

    330mm (w) x 50mm (d) x 74mm (h)

     

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee 1 Link Multi-Grip Head Support

    3430-4601-000

     

    3430-4601-000
  • Jenx Bee 2 Link Multi-Grip Head Support

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    Jenx Bee 2 Link Multi-Grip Head Support

    Dimensions:

    18.7” (w) x 2” (d) x 4.7” (h)
    475mm (w) x 50mm (d) x 120mm (h)

     

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee 2 Link Multi-Grip Head Support

    3430-4602-000

     

    3430-4602-000
  • Jenx Bee Thoracics with Horizontal Strap

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    Jenx Bee Thoracics with Horizontal Strap

    Product Code
    Thoracics with horizontal strap 3430-3251-000

     

    3430-3251-000
  • Jenx Bee Multi-Grip Shoulder Protractor above Backrest

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    Jenx Bee Multi-Grip Shoulder Protractor above Backrest

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Multi-Grip Shoulder Protractor above Backrest

    3430-2750-000

     

    3430-2750-000
  • Jenx Bee Back Pad Infill

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    Jenx Bee Back Pad Infill

    77mm width - for seat depths from 11cm - 16 cm

     

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Back Pad Infill

    3430-2370-000

     

    3430-2370-000
  • Jenx Bee Foam Blocks for Elbows

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    Jenx Bee Foam Blocks for Elbows

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Foam Blocks for Elbows

    3430-2745-000

     

    3430-2745-000
  • Jenx Bee Armrests

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    Jenx Bee Armrests

    Armrests are for tray attachment

    Products Code

    Jenx Bee Armrests 

    3430-5501-000

     

    3430-5501-000
  • Jenx Bee Tray

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    Jenx Bee Tray

    Product Code
    Jenx Bee Tray 3430-7101-00

     

    3430-7101-00
  • Jenx Bee Tray for Tiny Users

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    Jenx Bee Tray for Tiny Users

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Reduced Cut-out Tray for Tiny Users

    3430-7111-000

     

    3430-7111-000
  • Jenx Bee Grab Bar

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    Jenx Bee Grab Bar

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Grab Bar

    3615-7200-000

     

    3615-7200-000
  • Jenx Bee Activity Frame

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    Jenx Bee Activity Frame

    Product  Code
    Jenx Bee Activity Frame 3615-7475-000

     

    3615-7475-000
  • Jenx Bee Elbow Blocks

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    Jenx Bee Elbow Blocks

     

    Elbow blocks mount to tray corners for elbow protection

    Product Code

    Jenx Bee Elbow Blocks

    3430-7350-000

     

    3430-7350-000

Specifications

Age Group: 
0-5
Jenx Bee Seat Specifications
Code 3430-0001-000
Age 4 months - 5 years
Max User Weight 25 kg
Back Angle (recline/prone) 10-15°
Back Pad Height (seat to top) 27-36 cm
Chest Width 15-27 cm
Hip Width 13-25 cm
Seat Depth 11-35 cm
Lower Leg Length 9.5-34.5 cm
Depth with Long Leg Conversion 37-56 cm

 

Y Base Specifications
Code 3615-8740-000
Footprint 65-78 cm
Seat Height 25.8-75 cm from floor
Tilt in Space Angle 30-10° (recline/prone)

 

Wooden Bases Specifications
Code 8430-8710-000 Low Base
8430-8720-000 High Base
Footprint 50-60 cm
Seat Height 40 cm Low Base
55 cm High Base
Tilt in Space Angle 20° recline

 

FAQ

Why start seating so young? 

Seating is one of the first milestones of child development.  It has many medical, social and psychological benefits.  Utilising accesories such as  the long leg facility allows children with postural needs to mimic those postures adopted whilst gaining sitting balance.   Children’s skeletons are still very soft and easily deformed through poor posture, therefore the earlier proper support can be given, the greater the chance of a positive outcome for the child’s posture.

The Bee has been designed to be small enough to accommodate children who are smaller in stature due to being born premature and who may present complex seating needs.

Which base is best for me? 

This depends on what you want the chair to do and also needs to take into account your budget and the family environment that the chair is going into.

The Bee Wooden Base options:  These offer a fixed low or fixed high position, with a minimal footprint and are the most cost effective base for the Bee.

The Y Base option: Our most versatile and popular option, this goes low enough to fit under the majority of nursery and school tables, encourages peer height group interaction and raises high enough to comfortably sit at a dining table.  All with the added benefit of no manual handling for the caregiver.

 

Testimonials

Grace's Story

“Grace’s first piece of specialist equipment was the Jenx Bee chair. We were so anxious that when they brought it to our house, it would feel like an industrial sort of contraption. But it was such a welcome sight and perfectly age appropriate for our little girl. We enjoyed it for a very long time before she graduated up. In fact, we miss that wonderful little chair!”

Elizabeth, Grace’s mum.

Jac's Case Study

Child’s name: Jac

Child’s condition: Cerebral Palsy

Product: Jenx Bee Seating system

Background: Jac is two years old; he was born prematurely at twenty eight weeks and diagnosed with Grade Four Intraventricular Haemorrhage; which is a bleeding into the ventricular system of the brain and causes ventricles to be enlarged because of the accumulated blood. At four months old he was referred to a physiotherapist, with abnormal tone. He then presented with increased tone in all four limbs, more so on the left side than the right, with poor trunk control and asymmetrical posture of the head, tilted to the right. At eighteen months he was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and began attending weekly physiotherapy sessions at the Child Development Centre. Mum reported difficulty with feeding when starting to wean, due to his poor posture in a standard high chair; he would just repeatedly fall to the right side. At twenty months old Jac began to sit independently, but without support at the pelvis he remained asymmetrical, leaning to the right.

Description of assessment and general health benefits: Jac was assessed in the Bee Seating System for use at home, with a lap belt, hip guides, thoracic supports, head rest and neoprene booties. The trunk support given by the chair enables Jac to maintain his head in midline and decreased the extensor pattern that he displayed when placed in the seating position. He was able to bring both of his arms forwards to play when previously he tended to retract the right arm.

Emotional benefits: Jac became a much happier boy during mealtimes and started to tolerate longer times sitting in his chair as it was clear that he felt a lot more supported and comfortable. Jac had a position that he was comfortable in which meant that he could play with his toys happily. Before this was difficult for him as he was on the floor and was unable to sit independently, it was also difficult for him in his standing frame as he found playing in supine difficult because he would push back into extension and was then unable to bring his hands into midline. There have been massive practical and family life benefits too; mum has reported that she was able to use both of her hands when feeding Jac, rather than using one hand to prop him up and then struggling with her free hand to feed him. Jac was able to join in with mealtimes at the breakfast bar with his parents, which is a brilliant development in the level of interaction and inclusion he gets, he is also now able to play in a supported and safe position, mostly independently.  

Conclusion: The Bee Seating System has provided a supportive chair for Jac that has enabled him to play and feed in midline. It has met the family’s needs due to its height adjustment and ease of use. As Jac has progressed, the thoracic supports have been removed as he no longer needs them, and only uses the hip guides and lap belt for support, which is a very important development for his posture. All in all the Seating System has helped to make Jac a much happier, relaxed child when seated.