Zac - the boy who inspired Wonsie
Wonsie started in 2012 when a close friend of mine asked me to make her some bodysuits for her 4 year old son who has Autism. She had searched everywhere but struggled to find any onesies over a size 2. She needed a bodysuit to prevent him from gaining access into his nappy which would lead him to smear faeces. This was a not only a regular occurance, but extremely frustrating, unhygienic, upsetting and messy.
Our original sleeveless Wonsie was designed and tested with her expert experience and they have proven to be so helpful to her son, that smearing is no longer an issue for him, which is a relief to his family and his school.
In order to help other families who are also searching for larger onesies, I decided to take the opportunity to develop and fund a small production run of the sleeveless bodysuit. In April 2012, the Wonsie online store was launched. Since then, the range has grown to include styles to suit all seasons and led us to adapt the original design to create a unique styles which cater for tube fed kids/adults and a back zip jumpsuit to further combat unwanted undressing. The size range has also grown to fit large adults.
Our aim is to provide a product that families need to help make daily life a little easier, teamed with sincere personalised customer service.
Nothing makes me happier than when I receive messages and photos from customers who have been helped by our Wonsies. It continues to surprise me everyday to find out new reasons why people use them in their daily lives.
I am really thankful that I have been able to contribute into helping families overcome some difficult situations by what is relatively, a simple solution. I have found this business of mine to be one of the most rewarding things I have done and I look forward to expanding the product range in the future to help more people.
Please feel free to post photos of your loved ones in our Wonsies on our Facebook page - it keeps reminding me why I started this in the first place and puts a big smile on my face.