PortaMEe is the latest and greatest revolution in baby carriers. I know what you are thinking: why is this on FabSugar - because this new mommy accessory is where style meets function! Only sold in high end specialty department stores and boutiques, PortaMEe, $198, is for the chic Mom who wants her hands free so she can hang with baby and browse through shopping racks.
After speaking with the passionate and enthusiastic Jennifer Gilbert, founder of PortaMEe, I was able to get a much better sense for each of the well thought out and practical features on the carrier.
This hands free, stylish and noninvasive carrier has unique ergonomic lumbar support made from steel rods to reduce back pain. It's like wearing a weightlifting belt.
This simple feature immensely helps distribute the weight of your child away from your shoulders and tender ta ta's. It also promotes bonding between mommy and baby because unlike other popular carries, it allows you to see your child's face. The carrier can be used for children up to 35 lbs.
To read about the rest of the fabulous PortaMEe features,
- A honeycomb gel padded shoulder strap provides comfort. The strap also includes a pocket for easy access to your cell phone and keys.
- A hooded cape adds additional warmth for your baby. All you have to do is unsnap the cape when you get inside if your child becomes hot. This is unique because unlike other carriers, you don't have to remove the baby to remove a layer.
- Attached to the center of the carrier is a zippered flap that securely holds valuables such as your wallet or Blackberry.
- A bottle carrier accessory that attaches onto the back of the carrier holds 6, 8 and 12 oz bottles including the extra wide Avent bottle. This is available for purchase separately ($15).