The GoTo Seat has been a revelation for many of our Firefly Friends trying to get involved and participating in everyday normal activities.

It is amazing how a simple, portable, support seat is making such a dramatic difference to special needs family participation - and special needs family participation is what Firefly is all about! 

There are so many things children with special needs can see and do when using the GoTo Seat.

It's sometimes hard to know where to start but perhaps our handy hints might help you decide...brought to you by our amazing Firefly Friends.

1. Supermarket shopping....
 

The GoTo Seat was designed by Firefly and UK charity, Cerebra, to help mums and dads take their little boys and girls to the supermarket.

No need for a separate wheelchair and running the gauntlet at the supermarket.

Check out brother and sister Sebastian & Tallula, AJ and Sophia enjoying the family shop. 

2. Flirting with supermarket attendants...
 

Check out this video of Austin on his first GoTo Seat shopping adventure.

 

We do believe Austin is super cute and deserved a kiss from the supermarket till attendant... but we would like to think the GoTo Seat had a part to play in this.


3. Dining...
 

The GoTo Seat gives children a sense of normality sitting in a ‘big boys or girls chair’ and participating with the rest of the family at meal times.

It's really discreet and does not 'scream' disability in a public dining area like other adapted chairs on the market.

Parents also take it to restaurants as it gives that extra trunk support required to keep your little one up right and eating happily.

 

4. Chilling out...
 

The GoTo Seat is ideal for kids just chilling out at home or at a friend’s house. It is really portable and a really good short term substitute for a special adapted chair if only for 15 – 30 minutes.

Check out the beautiful Mausberry, Miles and Noah chillin like Villians!! 


5. Playing...
 

The GoTo Seat is a great way for kids to sit and play with a parent or a sibling at a kitchen table or play bench.

It opens up a whole new world for special needs children.

Check out Thomas and Zoe having a great time playing.

 


6. In a swing at the park...
 

The GoTo Seat can be used in different types of swings but mainly a bucket swing.

For many children it allows them to enjoy playing on the swings and playing at the park for the very first time.

Check this out...

 

7. Rocking chair...


The sense of security and extra long straps on the GoTo Seat allows it to fit into most chairs.

You can easily put the GoTo Seat in a rocking chair and let your little one enjoy themselves in front of the tv or just relaxing rocking back and forward.

8. On an airplane...
 

Although the GoTo Seat has not been approved by all airlines, some parents have used it on flights and have loved it.

Contact your airline before take-off to get approval.

9. In a motorised vehicle...

 

This looks like so much fun we wanted to try it ourselves.

The GoTo Seat does give special needs kids a sense of independence and allows them to do things they typically would not be able to do.

 


10. In the shopping mall play carts...
 

We love this so much as it truly allows for so much independence and normality.

This little dude looks to be having so much fun.

 

11. On a beach, summer seat or deck chair...
 

Coming into the summer months the GoTo Seat can be used on beach chairs and deck chairs due to the length of the straps.

It means mum and dad can allow children to relax and enjoy their holiday knowing that trunk control and head support is available.

 

 

12. Participating at birthday parties...
 

For some parents birthdays are a dreaded time as they feel their child is going to stick out in his or her wheelchair.

The GoTo Seat was a revelation for Gabriel as it allowed him to sit and participate like everyone else at a birthday party.

13. In a retro wagon...
 

The GoTo Seat fits neatly in this retro wagon and parents have used it out on family walks and on day trips.

Again, with the GoTo Seat being lightweight and multi functional it can be used almost anywhere.

Check out these two road hogs having a great time... 

14. In a bicycle cart...
 

We love the sense of freedom the GoTo Seat allows parents and special needs children to experience, we were amazed to see this as some parents have to exclude their children from participating in bicycle rides, this is amazing!

Check out Eva going for a family bicycle ride...

15. On holidays...
 

With summer time coming the possibilities are endless with the Firefly GoTo Seat, it can be used at the beach, in restaurants, in the hotel room, in the caravan or motor home, in bicycle trailors or on go karts.

Check out how the Cameron family used their GoTo Seat with Seth on their tour of South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand... Part 1,and Part 2.

16. Amusement and arcade rides...
 

One of the most fun things for any kid to do is enjoy themselves at the fun fair trying out arcade and amusement rides.

This is Emi and Logan having so much fun!! 

 

 

 

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