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mimijumi Review

An intriguing baby bottle, but expensive considering its average performance
mimijumi baby bottle review
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Price:  $29 List
Manufacturer:   mimijumi
By Wendy Schmitz ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Jan 22, 2023
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RANKED
#9 of 16
  • Leakage - 30% 6.0
  • Nipple - 25% 5.0
  • Ease of Cleaning - 20% 8.0
  • Eco-Health - 15% 3.0
  • Ease of Use - 10% 8.0

The Skinny

With a life-like design that might make one blush, the mimijumi resembles Mom. However, we're not sure that it will catch the eye of a hungry baby. Although flesh-colored and anatomically correct, our tiny testers did not favor the large and overly firm nipple. We liked that the nipple twists on directly without needing a ring, making it easier to clean and prevent leaks. But, the baby's latch was uncomfortable, and the flow was too slow, yielding to some fussiness and road bumps during mealtime. We get a better life-like feel, plus a lot more, from other top-ranking baby bottles in our lineup.
REASONS TO BUY
Leak-free
Few parts
Unique flesh color
REASONS TO AVOID
Expensive
Hard
Slow nipple
Editor's Note: We updated the mimijumi gear review on January 11, 2023, with new sections to help you narrow down the options to one that works best for your needs and budget.

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Pros Leak-free, few parts, unique flesh colorSilicone body, breast-like nipple, lightweight, easy to cleanGlass material, clear volume markings, easy to useStable base, easy to clean, innovative anti-colic systemGlass, affordable, easy to use
Cons Expensive, hard, slow nippleHard to read volume markings, narrow base, slow warm timeSingle vent in the nipple, no protective sleeveThin silicone, hard-to-read volume markings, stiff nippleHard-to-read volume markings, not as strong as borosilicate glass, narrow mouth, no sleeve
Bottom Line An intriguing baby bottle, but expensive considering its average performanceA good durable bottle, with a breast-like feelA traditional glass bottle that performs wellA healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners that's better for baby and the environmentA basic glass bottle that won't break the bank
Rating Categories mimijumi Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Boon Nursh Evenflo Vented + Glass
Leakage (30%)
6.0
9.0
9.0
8.0
7.0
Nipple (25%)
5.0
9.0
7.0
7.0
5.0
Ease of Cleaning (20%)
8.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
5.0
Eco-Health (15%)
3.0
7.0
8.0
7.0
7.0
Ease of Use (10%)
8.0
8.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
Specs mimijumi Comotomo NUK Simply Natural... Boon Nursh Evenflo Vented + Glass
Material Plastic (BPA-free) Silicone Borosilicate Glass (BPA-free) Silicone, Plastic Tempered Glass
Available Sizes 4, 8 oz 5, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 4, 8 oz 4, 8 oz
Weight 2.2 oz 3.7 oz 5.8 oz 3.2 oz 4.9 oz
Bottle Mouth Wide Wide Wide Wide Narrow
Nipple Pinch Test Firm Very Soft Soft Very Firm Medium
Anti-Colic Feature Vented nipple Vented nipple Vented nipple Collapsible silicone pouch Vented nipple
Cleaning Method Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe Dishwasher safe Top rack dishwasher safe

Our Analysis and Test Results

The mimijumi is a USA-based company founded by two psychiatrists and an industrial designer in early 2008. The main idea was that the bottle would be complementary to breastfeeding rather than a total replacement. Today, Mimijumi aims to design functional products for babies and parents, focusing on creating a natural experience through simple and safe products.

Performance Comparison


mimijumi baby bottle review - mimijumi put a unique twist on their baby bottle with the...
Mimijumi put a unique twist on their baby bottle with the flesh-colored nipple.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Likes


We like that this bottle didn't leak for us. Even when held upside down and shaken, the most we could get was a few drops from the tip of the nipple. So there is no need to worry about the top not being assembled correctly. The minimal design has only three parts and does not utilize a nipple ring because the nipple twists directly onto the bottle. We also love how it is extra easy to clean since it doesn't have extra pieces/valves.

mimijumi baby bottle review - our testers were often frustrated with the flow rate of the nipple...
Our testers were often frustrated with the flow rate of the nipple on the Mimijumi.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Dislikes


We couldn't help but giggle when we first opened the mimijumi bottle. Its life-like, flesh-colored nipple is the most unique in our lineup of test subjects! Designed to mimic breastfeeding, we feel it lacks suppleness. Our tester didn't suck on this bottle for long before eventually using it as a teether. With a super firm nipple and a very slow flow, we noticed that our little testers preferred other bottles over the mimijumi.

mimijumi baby bottle review - the nipple is our least favorite part about this bottle.
The nipple is our least favorite part about this bottle.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

The bottle's rim is slanted, which makes filling it just a little awkward. However, the wide opening counteracts this slant. Also, we don't like that this bottle is almost entirely plastic. While plastic can work well for specific situations, such as traveling or daycare, this product's cost is high for a plastic option. We also don't think its performance among the competition is enough to justify the investment.

mimijumi baby bottle review - the mimijumi is easy to fill thanks to the wide openingn, and it has...
The Mimijumi is easy to fill thanks to the wide openingn, and it has very few parts to clean and keep track of.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Also, mimijumi talks up the flesh-colored nipple and claims that babies will be drawn to it; our tiny testers didn't seem to notice a difference. We believe nipple size and pliability matter more than color.

mimijumi baby bottle review - the entire body of the mimijumi is plastic.
The entire body of the Mimijumi is plastic.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

Should You Buy the mimijumi?


The mimijumi is a fascinating contender, but we see room for improvement. We're glad they skipped out on some ecological no-nos like BPA, phthalates, and latex, but we still aren't big fans of plastic. Based on our actual usage experience with our baby testers, we're still not buying what they're selling. We think better options are available, no matter your goals or budget for your baby's bottle years.

What Other Baby Bottles Should You Consider?


With other alternatives in the lineup, such as silicone and glass, we think you can find a better option for an everyday bottle and potentially for less money. We suggest looking into the Comotomo, which offers a more breast-like experience, given its soft, squeezable silicone.

Wendy Schmitz
 

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