Avoiding serial clashes with Xbee

Hey guys

I currently have a series 1 Xbee mounted on a shield on my Arduino Uno. I'm receiving data from an accelerometer (transmitted by another series 1 Xbee) which is being processed for another purpose but then I want to print data from an IR sensor to my LCD (standard 16x2 from Arduino starter kit) when triggered. I have the display correctly printing the IR data but when enabling the Xbee communication I get a a jumbled display.

I have come to realise that this is due to the Xbee and LCD both using the same serial connections,and I believe this can be solved using the SoftwareSerial library. Apologies for the newbie question but could someone please help me with how to use this library to seperate the data channels.

Thanks Tim