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Toilet time made easy, home and away – introducing the Firefly GottaGo

Monday, June 21, 2021

Firefly, part of the Leckey family circle, is pleased to announce the launch of GottaGo, a ground-breaking toilet seat, designed with a unique squat posture to make toileting easier anytime and anywhere.

Lightweight, sturdy and portable, the GottaGo’s warm-touch contoured seat offers a comfortable hug-like fit to encourage an optimal forward-leaning squat position which relaxes the muscles of the bladder and bowel.  The squat posture is enhanced by an adjustable footplate which brings the knees above the hips and an adjustable backrest and lateral supports, which all combine to provide an unrivalled and efficient position for toileting. 

Thanks to clever designing, the GottaGo arm supports, laterals and splash guard are integrated into the seat making it easier to use both home and away and providing the consistency needed for successful toileting.  It comes with a backpack and an evidenced-based toilet training guide to support and motivate families on their journey to toileting independence.

Clinical Director for Leckey and Firefly, Dr Laura Finney said: “When we set out to design GottaGo, we had a simple goal in mind and that was to make toileting easier and more accessible for children and their families.  The lightweight and portable features of the GottaGo provide the consistency of approach that is crucial for toileting and toilet training. The deep squat posture we have achieved is a very natural position which makes toileting easier by relaxing the muscles and letting gravity do the work – this reduces straining, effort and also the time needed to go.”

Ben Stocks, Managing Director at Leckey commented: “We are incredibly excited by the possibilities the GottaGo will create for the families and children we work with. We always like to be progressive and push boundaries.  This could never be truer than when it came to designing GottaGo.  Lifting the limits on where and when children can toilet and embracing family participation is at the heart of what we do.  We are so encouraged by the results we have seen in our product evaluations.  We have seen families’ lives be transformed, taking children from nappies and laxatives to independence and freedom.”

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About Firefly: Established in 2013, Firefly Friends is a subsidiary of Leckey, based in Northern Ireland.  Firefly is inspired by special needs family participation, enhancing the child’s perspective and giving them the tools to join in. Firefly’s range of products are available globally - online and through an extensive distributor network. 

About Leckey:  Established in 1983, Leckey is a globally recognised pioneer in the research, design and development of clinically focused, paediatric postural management equipment.  The company, now part of Sunrise Medical Group, is based in Northern Ireland and employs almost 180 people.  It distributes an extensive and innovative portfolio of seating, standing, walking and Firefly products worldwide. 

Leckey and Firefly are part of Sunrise Medical.

About Sunrise Medical: Committed to improving people’s lives, Sunrise Medical is a world leader in the innovation, manufacture and distribution of advanced assistive mobility devices and solutions. Distributed in more than 130 countries under its own 15 proprietary brands, the key products include manual and power wheelchairs, e-mobility products, motorized scooters, seating and positioning systems and daily living aids. Operating in 18 countries, Sunrise Medical group is headquartered in Malsch, Germany and employs over 2,200 associates worldwide.

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