Bonsie is overjoyed to announce our print collaboration with Tracy Gillett, founder, writer, and advocate behind the award-winning blog, Raised Good. Raised Good is a guide to natural parenting in the modern world, and its message to parents deeply resonates with our team at Bonsie. Like Raised Good, we encourage you to merge biological research with intuition, conscious choice, and connection to foster a lifelong bond with your baby.
Our new print, inspired by the Raised Good logo and designed in collaboration with Tracy, features a mama bear and her cub. This print comes in the traditional footie and a short sleeve, footless option. Our Mama Bear Bonsies are uniquely designed to make skin-to-skin contact easy and attainable anytime, anywhere.
Here are some beautiful words that Tracy shared with us about the importance of skin-to-skin contact:
“Imagine for a moment that you’ve been taken from the dark comfort of the only place you’ve ever known. Suddenly, you emerge into bright lights and unfamiliar sounds of the new world around you. You’re placed skin-to-skin on the chest of your mother or caregiver. You hear the familiar thumping of a heartbeat, the same heartbeat that lulled you to sleep in the womb. You share the warmth of her body and the rhythm of her breath. This warmth, these sounds, this breath is what regulates your nervous system after the soft comfort of her womb.
“You rest upon her; you have arrived, and you are safe.
“Your mother remains your environment, continuing to share her immune system with you. She continues to regulate your breathing, heart rate, body temperature, blood pressure and emotions.
As far as you’re concerned all that has changed is location, mother is still home day and night.
“For babies, this touch, this resting skin-to-skin contact can be one of their first experiences in the world. This visceral connection through the nerves that dapple our skin surface is the beginning of laying down neural connections about the outside world. Those first moments skin-to-skin with their mother feeling warm and safe build a resilient foundation.”
We are thrilled to share this new print collaboration with you and to introduce our Bonsie friends to Raised Good. We are confident that Tracy and her educational resources will inspire you to trust your intuition and hold your baby close.