Bambach Bambino

(Shown with optional backrest)

Order code: CHD

Following consultation with therapists and several years of using Bambach products with children with special needs, we have found that using a Bambach from as early an age as possible brings about the best results. The Bambino is the smallest member of the Bambach family and is designed to provide the postural benefits of the Bambach to children as young as 2 years old. It can also be used by older children who are smaller in stature or who have a narrower frame.

Key features

  • Compact saddle profile
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school or home environment
  • Easy clean black vinyl covering with distinctive gold front and rear
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black star base (457mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

Try it for free

Call 0800 581108

Standard Bambach

Order code: BAM 1SN

The standard Bambach Saddle Seat is suitable for schoolchildren from the age of 4 or 5 depending on growth and can be used by that same child through their school years and onwards into adulthood. The Bambach ensures healthy spinal posture by maintaining and supporting the pelvis in an upright neutral position. The standard Bambach, like all of the Bambach seats comes with an optional backrest and lap belt depending the individual’s needs. All Bambach seats come with an appropriate height gas lift and a star base with locking castors to suit the user environment and the particular needs of the user.

Key features

  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

Try it for free

Call 0800 581108

Cutaway Bambach

Order code: BCS

Like the standard Bambach Saddle Seat, the cutaway encourages a healthy sitting posture with all the benefits that go along with having the pelvis and spine in a neutral position. The Cutaway differs however in the fact that the front pommel is slightly narrower. This means that the user has their knees slightly closer together with less abduction of the hips. This is particularly useful for children with a narrower pelvis or more commonly for the child with muscle tightness of the adductor muscles of the inner thigh, which is a common neurological symptom (in particular in children with Spastic Diplegia CP), and may limit the child’s ability to straddle the standard Bambach.

Key features

  • Like the standard Bambach but with a narrower pommel at the front
  • Suitable for children with a narrower pelvis and limited hip abduction
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

Try it for free

Call 0800 581108

Executive Bambach

Order code: EXE

The Executive Bambach is the largest of the Bambach family. Suitable for either a larger framed user or for a younger child who requires a greater sitting surface, the Bambach Executive ensures that the users are sitting comfortably in a healthy upright posture but are also safe and secure and fully supported.

Key features

  • The largest of the Bambach seats
  • The greater seat area provides postural support for the larger user
  • Ensures a healthy posture in school, home or work environment
  • Easy clean vinyl covering in a choice of colours
  • Available with an adjustable height stem or gas lift options
  • Manually adjusted tilt mechanism (-5° - +15°)
  • Black Swedish aluminium star base (558mm footprint)
  • Locking castors

Optional extras

  • Back rest
  • Fixed lap belt
  • Trunk harness
  • Height locking bracket
  • Removable tilt handle
  • Standard soft castors
  • Locking when loaded castors
  • Locking when unloaded castors
  • Glides

Try it for free

Call 0800 581108

Adjustable height footplate

Order code: AFP

There are often situations when a child will be required to use a stool or sit at a higher work surface. This may be in the home to sit at the dining table for family meals, or in the school environment when participating in lessons such as science, design technology etc., using work benches. For this reason, Bambach have developed an adjustable height footplate. The footplate is fully adjustable in height and can also be rotated 180 degrees to the rear when not required and the seat used as normal. The adjustable height footplate comes with an oversized star base to ensure stability of the seat when using the footplate.

Key features

  • Can be fitted to Bambino, Standard and Cutaway seats with gas lift stems (FGL1-4)
  • Larger 5 star base for greater stability (700mm footprint)
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Graduated guide for ease of re-positioning
  • Can be rotated 180 degrees when not needed
  • All locking castors

LEFT: This image shows the graduated guide located at rear of the gas lift.

RIGHT: The footplate in store mode – Rotated to the rear allowing the user to have their feet on the floor.

Try it for free

Call 0800 581108

Fixed height footplate

Order code: FP (single), FT (twin)

Fixed footplates can be fitted to the star base when a child has a slight issue with seat height. These can be built up depending upon the individual needs of the child. A single footplate can also be fitted and is particularly beneficial for users with a leg length discrepancy. A single footplate can also be used to encourage active use of a weaker limb which is common in individuals with Hemiplegia. The base can also be rotated to ensure that the footplates are at the rear when not required.

Key features

  • Available for left foot, right foot or both feet
  • Strong 15mm Birch plywood construction
  • Textured non-slip top surface
  • Stylish footplate profile
  • Can be rotated to rear of seat when not needed
  • The height profile can be raised by fitting additional rests
  • Glides

Try it for free

Call 0800 581108

Bambach parts and upgrades

Spare parts are available for all Bambachs.
Please contact us with a brief description of what you need.

Or, call us free on 0800 581108

Seat type & No.

Part(s) required

Name *

Address *

Postcode *

Telephone *

Email *

* denotes mandatory field

Free paediatric stem upgrade

The Bambach saddle seat is a therapeutic seat for life! As well as featuring an adjustable
hydraulic stem, every Bambach purchase includes a FREE stem upgrade! This ensures that as
the child grows and develops they will continue to enjoy the benefits provided by the Bambach.
Please contact us with a brief description of what you need.

Or, call us free on 0800 581108

Seat number *

User's initials *

Is the seat

too high

or too low

Seat Address *

Postcode *

Contact name *

Telephone *

Email *

* denotes mandatory field

Returning trial seats

If you decide to return the seat, it’s easy to pack it up.

If your seat has a backrest, just undo the knob at it's base and pull it out. Get the original box out
and pack the seat (and backrest if applicable) in the box. Then fold the box flaps back down and tape the seams down.
To arrange collection, either call our Freephone number, or complete the form below.

Call us free on 0800 581108

Seat number *

User's initials *

Seat Address *

Postcode *

Contact name *

Telephone *

Email *

* denotes mandatory field

Become a re-seller

 

Name *

Company

Address *

Postcode *

Country *

Telephone *

Email *

Website

* denotes mandatory field
We are not currently looking for UK re-sellers.
Free wall chart for maintaining the health of dentists and the whole dental team

Stretching exercises to maintain good postural health.

Ask for your free wall chart. Freephone 0800 581108.
CLICK HERE TO LOG IN TO YOUR USER AREA
CALL FREE ON 0800 581108

Your new Bambach

 

 

Unpacking your new Bambach Saddle Seat

Your Bambach Saddle Seat will arrive pre-assembled, so all you’ve got to do is remove it carefully from its box, and it is ready to adjust and use.


If you’ve ordered a backrest, it will need to be slotted into the housing at the back of the seat cradle. Fixing it in place is easy. Simply place the long rod on the back of the backrest, into the housing at the back of the seat cradle. Lower the backrest and tighten the round knob on the right hand side of the seat until it is hand-tight.

 

Unpacking and returning a Bambach
Unpacking and returning a Bambach with a backrest

 

Adjusting a Bambach Saddle Seat

Step1: Adjust the height of your seat

Sit on the seat and use the lever (Lever A) on the right-hand side of the seat to raise or lower the height of the seat until your thighs are pointing down at about 45o to your back when kept upright.

 

Step2: Adjust the tilt of your seat

Whilst still sitting on the seat, hold the front of the seat with your left hand and pull the other lever (Lever B) fully up to release the tilt mechanism. Starting with the seat flat, slowly tilt either backwards or forwards until you feel most comfortable. If you feel pressure on your pubic area tilt the seat BACK, if pressure on your tailbone, tilt the seat FORWARD.

 

Step3: Adjusting the height of the back rest (if present)

If you have chosen a Bambach Saddle Seat with a backrest, now is the time to adjust it. Sit on the seat and loosen the round knob on the right-hand side of the seat, you will then be able to raise or lower the back rest until it feels most comfortable for you. To keep the backrest at your chosen height simply tighten the knob, being careful not to over-tighten.

 

Step4: Adjusting the tilt of the back rest (if present)

On the left-hand side of the seat is the tilt adjust lever (Lever C). Lift this lever up and then tilt the backrest backwards or forwards until it feels most comfortable for you. To lock the backrest in this position, simply depress the lever. DO NOT bring the backrest so far forward that it pushes you forward.

 

Adjusting a Bambach
 
 

 

 

Getting used to your new Bambach Saddle Seat

When you first sit on The Bambach Saddle Seat, you may find it takes several days of actual use and adjustment of the height and tilt, before you find the right combination to fully suit your personal needs and working style. You may also find that it takes several days before you feel more comfortable on the Saddle Seat compared to your ‘old’ seat. This is because The Bambach Saddle Seat holds your body in the correct postural position whilst sitting, rather than the ‘bad’ posture that your body has grown accustomed to.


If you do experience some discomfort in the early days of use, take breaks from your seat occasionally, stand-up slightly or move away briefly.

 

Tips for using sitting
 
 

 

 

How to prove that the Bambach Saddle Seat really works

First, stand upright and put the back of your hand just above your beltline on your back. You will feel that it’s concave. This is the natural ‘S’ shape of the lumbar curve.

 

Now try sitting on your correctly adjusted Bambach. It’s important to sit naturally, and not force yourself into any particular position. You’ll find that the concave curve you had when you were standing is still there and that you aren’t slouching and can’t slouch.

 

Then try the same test after 10 minutes of sitting on the Bambach. The same curve will still be there, proving that the unique shape of the seat is supporting the pelvis in its neutral position, which in turn supports the spine in its natural S-shape.

 

The result is that you don’t slouch.

 

If you try the same test with a standard seat, you’ll find that you will be able to force yourself to sit upright for a while, but as soon as your postural muscles tire, your upper body will collapse into a slouch. Try it.

 

On a normal seat put the back of your hand on your belt line, and feel how the position of the spine has changed from a concave curve in your back to a flat, or convex, curve. What that’s doing is putting significant extra pressure on the discs, and compressing your organs. This happens even on so-called saddle seats with no shape. This is because they do not support the pelvis, so the postural muscles will eventually tire. When they do, the same thing happens - the upper body collapses and you slouch.

 

So, that simple test proves that the Bambach Saddle Seat is the one sure way of eliminating the slouch from your life. If you keep on slouching you could be doing your body irreparable harm. Slouching isn’t good for you and it’s not pretty either! Ban the Slouch, and feel better all round.

 

Try this simple test
 
 

 

  1. H. Brevic – survey of chronic pain in Europe – European Journal of pain August 2010.
  2. The Health Survey for England 2011 – NHS 2011.
  3. The Lumbar Spine – Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy. Spinal Publications 1981 – McKenzie 1981.
  4. Towards a better understanding of low back pain: A review of the mechanics of the lumbar disc. Rheumatology and Rehabilitation 1975. Nachemson Alf.
  5. The Computer Users survival guide O’Reilly and Assoc 1950 Stigliani J.
  6. Role of low energy expenditure and sitting in obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diabetes 2007 Nov. Hamilton MT Hamilton DG Zderic TW.
  7. Too much sitting: A novel and important predictor of Chronic Disease Risk? British Journal of Sports Medicine 2009 Volume 43 Issue 2. Owen N Bauman A Brown W.
  8. Your office Chair is killing you. Bloomberg Business Week April 2010.
  9. Standing at work and progression of carotid atherosclerosis. Scand J Work Environ Health 2000 June. Krause N Lynch JW Kaplan GA Cohen RD Salonen R Salonen JT.
  10. Standing at work and Varicose Veins. Scandinavian Journal Work Environ Health 2000 Oct 26. Tuchsen F, Krause N, Hannerz H, Burr H, Kristensen TS.
  11. Prolonged Standing at work and hospitalisation due to varicose veins: a 12 year prospective study of the Danish population. Occup Environ Med 2005 Dec. Tuchsen F Hannerz H Burr H Krause N.
  12. Dentists Provident Income Protection Claims Statistics 2012.
  13. Electromyographic Study of the dynamic sitting position suitable for dentists. M.Th. Verkinde, C.Lacombe and J.P.H.Lodter. University of Toulouse France. L’Information Dentaire Vol 80 No 12 26th March 1998.
  14. Assessment of dental student posture in two seating conditions using RULA Methodology - a pilot study. A Gandavadi, JRE Ramsay, FJT Burke British Dental Journal 24th November 2007.
* Terms & Conditions apply to free trial
© 2015 The Bambach Saddle Seat (Europe) Ltd. Unit 6, Prospect Business Park, Langston Road, Loughton, Essex IG10 3TR
Freephone 0800 581 108. E-mail info@bambach.co.uk