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Baby Bean Bags

The KJ Essentials Baby Bean Bag

Our baby bean bags make the comfiest spot to safely rest bub while freeing up mum. They come in a variety of colours making them the perfect addition to any room in the home.

When filled with polystyrene balls you have the ability to move the beans around so bub can sit up at any angle.  This enables bub to sit up comfortably to digest after a feed or lie down for a snuggly rest. They are lightweight and portable and can be moved from room to room or from mothers group to the grandparents house. They come with a built in 3 point safety harness suitable for newborns. They also have a plain top for toddlers and kids up to 30kg. Both tops can be easily zipped on or off to wash or swap.

They also make the perfect baby shower gift!!

When filled with beans, the baby bean bag is so wonderfully soft. This helps prevent a well known syndrome, known as flat head. This occurs due to the fact that in the first few months of life, caregivers are encouraged to lay baby on their back for safe sleeping, then when awake, they lie down on their back on play mats, car seats, prams, the floor etc.

This means that the back of their soft little heads can sometimes flatten to the shape of the surface they spend so much time lying on. Not only does this look a little odd on bub, it can lead to other health problems if not treated.

This is why baby bean bags are so great, as the beans mould around bub’s head, cushioning it so lightly thus preventing hard spots that can lead to Flat Head.

Another great reason to use a baby bean bag is if your bub suffers from gastro intestinal issues, such as reflux. Health care professionals recommend not lying bub flat when suffering from reflux, and recommend a slightly elevated surface. Due to the beans, the baby bean bag can be easily adjusted so that when bub lies in it, they can be slightly elevated or sit right up. This works with gravity to aid digestion and to also prevent the discomfort for all involved, when bringing up a full belly of milk.

 

Filling

Baby bean bags are delivered unfilled.   To fill your baby bean bag, you will need to purchase standard polystyrene bean bag beans from any department store.  You will need about 60L of a 100L bag for a newborn.  As bub grows, empty out a few beans at a time to make it more comfy

DO NOT OVERFILL your bag. When properly filled, bub should be able to snuggle into it and not sit on top. The shape should be similar to a nest with your bub snuggled in the middle, rather than a stuffed cushion.

As bub grows in size, it is essential to empty some beans out to make room for bub. When they are old enough to sit, you should only have have 50L of beans in the bag to allow them space to sit in it and use the top part as a back rest. Check out our Gallery page for pics of our customers.

Use the paper clip provided to open both the zips to the inside.
Fill your bean bag in a clean dry bath tub with the plug in the sink to avoid runaway beans.

The two easiest ways to fill your bag are
1) – make a funnel out of a rolled up piece of cardboard and secure with packing tape
– insert the funnel 3/4 into the inner liner of your bag and tighten the zipper around it
– snip the top corner off your bag of beans
– have another hold your funnel set up and zipper tight while you pour the beans in
2) – get a standard size bucket with pouring spout
– snip the top corner off your baby of beans
– pour beans in to the bucket
– pour beans from the bucket into the baby bean bag

 

Safety Zip Operation

All of our baby bean bags have had their zip pulls removed for safety as per the Australian guidelines. To operate your zip, pop the included paperclip under the little metal latch that is inside the hole in the zipper head.  Then lift it a little to unlock it and slide it along as you would a normal zipper.  Remove the paperclip after you have finished using the zipper.

If your zip is still stuck take out the zip and pop it in to the other part of the hole. Have a look at the hole and you will see it is divided in half by a metal arm. If you put it in the top section of this hole it remains locked in place, in the other section it glides easily.

Click here to see our video demo of the safety zip operation

 

Safety

Safety is our first concern at KJ Essentials. We are diligent in ensuring all our products meet or exceed the strict Australian Standards.

With our bean bags, we have not one but two safety zippers in place to ensure little hands cannot access the filling. This means double the precaution, and twice the safety.

Safety zips can be operated by using a paperclip in place of the zip pull.

To operate the safety zip, pop the paperclip under the little metal latch that is inside the hole in the zipper head.  Then lift it up a little to unlock and slide it along as you would a normal zipper.  Remove the paperclip after you have finished using the zipper

The safety harness is a secure 3 point safety harness that is to be secured around bubs hips and waist ensuring they are not only safe but comfortable. Every seam on our bean bags are overlocked and double stitched for strength, durability and above all else, safety.

When you rest your baby on a KJ Essentials baby bean bag you can rest assured they are safe and sound.

DO NOT OVERFILL the baby bean bag, as when strapped in with the 3 point safety harness, if bub wriggles off the baby bean bag they may pull the bean bag on top of them.

Do not under fill the baby bean bag as the casing may fold over on top of bub and restrict breathing.

The KJ Essentials baby bean bag and plush baby mats are not sleeping devices. Babies and young children should only be allowed to use bean bags under the strictest of supervision.  Cots and portable cots that meet Australian standards are the safest choice for your baby’s sleeping environment.

WARNING: CHILDREN CAN SUFFOCATE IF BEAN BAG FILLING IS SWALLOWED OR INHALED.  DO NOT LET CHILDREN CLIMB INSIDE THIS BEAN BAG.  A BEAN BAG IS NOT A SAFE SLEEPING SURFACE FOR AN INFANT UNDER 12 MONTHS OF AGE.

Do not lift and move the bean bag while your baby is strapped in as they may fall out and harm themselves.

Do not leave your child unattended while they are in the bean bag.

AUSTRALIAN STANDARD: The mandatory standard for every baby bean bag came into effect on 28 October 1987 and was last amended 1 July 2016.
It applies to bean bag covers and packages containing bean bag filling.

WARNING LABEL:
As per the ACCC standards, each KJ Essentials baby bean bag has the appropriate warning label securely attached.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS:
Never leave a child unattended on a baby bean bag or baby play mat.

SIDS & KIDS GUIDANCE ON USING BABY BEAN BAGS
http://www.sidsandkids.org/news/guidance-on-bean-bag-usage

AUSTRALIAN MANDATORY SAFETY STANDARDS
http://www.productsafety.gov.au/content/index.phtml/itemId/971646

DANGERS OF USING BABY BEAN BAGS AS BEDDING
http://www.kidsafensw.org/news.asp?pid=9&id=28

 

Care

Tops: Machine Washable

Base: spot clean with a damp cloth

DO NOT TUMBLE DRY

 

 

‘Orlsy’ Carrum Downs, Vic

I purchased a gorgeous blue bean bag for my friend at work.
I was able to pick up the bean bag, already filled, en-route to the baby shower!
The mum-to-be absolutely loved the bean bag, and her little boy looks divine in it now!
Highly recommended :)

'Orlsy' Carrum Downs, Vic

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:06:21+00:00

'Orlsy' Carrum Downs, Vic

I purchased a gorgeous blue bean bag for my friend at work. I was able to pick up the bean bag, already filled, en-route to the baby shower! The mum-to-be absolutely loved the bean bag, and her little boy looks divine in it now! Highly recommended :)

Tegan B

I have bought a beanbag, elephant playmat and the owl nightlight. They're all amazing quality!

Perfect for my little grey and white nursery.

I couldn't be happier with my purchases.

The option of afterpay is brilliant and takes away a lot of stress, shipping is fast .

Not to mention; It feels even better buying from an Australian owned business. (Complete with a hand written thank you note from Kelly on the invoice)

I would recommend this company to anyone.

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2017-02-20T10:01:37+00:00

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I have bought a beanbag, elephant playmat and the owl nightlight. They're all amazing quality! Perfect for my little grey and white nursery. I couldn't be happier with my purchases. The option of afterpay is brilliant and takes away a lot of stress, shipping is fast . Not to mention; It feels even better buying from an Australian owned business. (Complete with a hand written thank you note from Kelly on the invoice) I would recommend this company to anyone.

Kelly S

What fantastic service! Ordered my beanbag and lamb rug bundle on Monday & it arrived this morning (Thursday), thank you! I really liked being kept up to date with the delivery process 😊 can't wait to give it to my sister at her baby shower next weekend!

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-05-27T11:38:32+00:00

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What fantastic service! Ordered my beanbag and lamb rug bundle on Monday & it arrived this morning (Thursday), thank you! I really liked being kept up to date with the delivery process 😊 can't wait to give it to my sister at her baby shower next weekend!

SH, Marookna, QLD

Beautiful bean bag and great quality too.
I am so very happy with my purchase.
Thanks for the quick delivery too.

SH, Marookna, QLD

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:04:57+00:00

SH, Marookna, QLD

Beautiful bean bag and great quality too. I am so very happy with my purchase. Thanks for the quick delivery too.

Mel, Albion Park, NSW

I have just received my parcel I ordered from you less then 24hrs ago!

I also wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provide, and the quality of products you supply.
I was desperate to have my purchase delivered before friday and with your advice and assistance you made this possible.

Thank you once again for all that you do for your customers, you obviously have a great passion for what you do and your customer base.

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-04-27T12:03:16+00:00

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I have just received my parcel I ordered from you less then 24hrs ago! I also wanted to thank you for the amazing service you provide, and the quality of products you supply. I was desperate to have my purchase delivered before friday and with your advice and assistance you made this possible. Thank you once again for all that you do for your customers, you obviously have a great passion for what you do and your customer base.

Courtney, Cambridge Gardens, NSW

I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for my lovely chevron beanbags for my twin boys which arrived today!

I only ordered them on Monday night and was thrilled to receive them today! (I live in the Sydney region).

Excellent service, super speedy delivery and a gorgeous product!

Will definitely be recommending you to my friends 😀😀

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2015-12-21T10:15:37+00:00

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I just wanted to say a huge 'thank you' for my lovely chevron beanbags for my twin boys which arrived today! I only ordered them on Monday night and was thrilled to receive them today! (I live in the Sydney region). Excellent service, super speedy delivery and a gorgeous product! Will definitely be recommending you to my friends

Caragh

Great company to deal with, price was right, service and communication was excellent.

Easy to use after pay, I was able to collect my purchase within a few days.

So simple, highly recommended.

 

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:08:03+00:00

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Great company to deal with, price was right, service and communication was excellent. Easy to use after pay, I was able to collect my purchase within a few days. So simple, highly recommended.  

Crystal

Very fast delivery and the hand written thank you note was a beautiful personal touch :) we are very happy with our little ones new skip hop silver lining playmat.

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:29:51+00:00

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Very fast delivery and the hand written thank you note was a beautiful personal touch :) we are very happy with our little ones new skip hop silver lining playmat.

Regan

Bean bag chair is great, fast delivery even over the Easter weekend, they have thought of it all, even the paper clip to open and close the safety zip, my little man loves chilling in his chair.

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:28:57+00:00

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Bean bag chair is great, fast delivery even over the Easter weekend, they have thought of it all, even the paper clip to open and close the safety zip, my little man loves chilling in his chair.

Rachel

Recently ordered the SkipHop Chelsea Nappy bag in Black, it arrived so quick and I absolutely love it.

So much more I want to order for this bub and having afterpay as a payment option means I will be able to afford everything I want as well.

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-08-31T10:20:41+00:00

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Recently ordered the SkipHop Chelsea Nappy bag in Black, it arrived so quick and I absolutely love it. So much more I want to order for this bub and having afterpay as a payment option means I will be able to afford everything I want as well.

Klair

Ordered on the 25th and everything has arrived today! So happy with them and quality. Was worried they wouldn’t suit our pram or our bottles would fit but they work in perfectly! Will definitely buy from you again and recommend to anyone!

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-02-04T09:48:51+00:00

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Ordered on the 25th and everything has arrived today! So happy with them and quality. Was worried they wouldn’t suit our pram or our bottles would fit but they work in perfectly! Will definitely buy from you again and recommend to anyone!

Mariko

Such great service!

I ordered a Skip Hop Vibrant Village Activity Gym for my bub (purely because i NEEDED that sausage dog tummy time pillow!) and received notification a few hours later that it has been shipped.

It arrived this week and my little boy is loving it!

 

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:05:43+00:00

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Such great service! I ordered a Skip Hop Vibrant Village Activity Gym for my bub (purely because i NEEDED that sausage dog tummy time pillow!) and received notification a few hours later that it has been shipped. It arrived this week and my little boy is loving it!  

Mel

Absolutely fantastic I ordered on Thursday afternoon my parcel was posted Friday morning and delivered Monday morning
Can't fault at all and absolutely love my item.

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:27:50+00:00

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Absolutely fantastic I ordered on Thursday afternoon my parcel was posted Friday morning and delivered Monday morning Can't fault at all and absolutely love my item.

Jacqui

By far the best thing I have purchased for my newborn. He suffers from wind and sometimes has trouble falling asleep laying on his back. The angle of the bean bag allows him to sleep happily without and tummy pain. One happy baby and mummy. Thank you

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KJ Essentials
5.0
2018-01-22T09:30:59+00:00

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By far the best thing I have purchased for my newborn. He suffers from wind and sometimes has trouble falling asleep laying on his back. The angle of the bean bag allows him to sleep happily without and tummy pain. One happy baby and mummy. Thank you

Katrina

Thank you Kelly for your wonderful customer service, responsiveness to my enquiries and beautiful products.
You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend your online store.
I love my little photo albums (and other keepsakes) and I am sure I will be able to fill them very quickly with pictures of my little girl. Thank you again.

Katrina

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:09:22+00:00

Katrina

Thank you Kelly for your wonderful customer service, responsiveness to my enquiries and beautiful products. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and I highly recommend your online store. I love my little photo albums (and other keepsakes) and I am sure I will be able to fill them very quickly with pictures of my little girl. Thank you again.

Trish, Clayton, Vic

Kelly I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and patience.
Your after sales service was brilliant. If only all businesses could provide the
same level of after sales service life would be so much easier.
Especially when you are a tired and confused new mum!

Trish, Clayton, Vic

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:07:04+00:00

Trish, Clayton, Vic

Kelly I cannot thank you enough for your assistance and patience. Your after sales service was brilliant. If only all businesses could provide the same level of after sales service life would be so much easier. Especially when you are a tired and confused new mum!

Jessica, Picton

I just want to thank you for you super fast postage of "ewan the sleep sheep ' 😀 love it ! And your personalised note topped it off 😀 Great quality, great service

Jessica, Picton

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:09:40+00:00

Jessica, Picton

I just want to thank you for you super fast postage of "ewan the sleep sheep ' 😀 love it ! And your personalised note topped it off 😀 Great quality, great service

Melissa

The baby bean bag is a fantastic new concept that is a great alternative to a bouncer. An item that will grow with my daughter for years to come.
The product has been well researched and the workmanship/fabric is of high quality.

Melissa via Mum's Say (Kidspot)

KJ Essentials
5.0
2016-01-15T03:06:44+00:00

Melissa via Mum's Say (Kidspot)

The baby bean bag is a fantastic new concept that is a great alternative to a bouncer. An item that will grow with my daughter for years to come. The product has been well researched and the workmanship/fabric is of high quality.
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