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mimijumi Review

The mimijumi looks intriguing, but expensive considering its below-average score in our tests.
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Price:   $29 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  leak-free, few parts, unique flesh color *might* work for some picky babies
Cons:  hard, slow nipple, ill-fitting travel cap, pricey for what you get
Manufacturer:   mimijumi
By Lindsay Ellis ⋅ Review Editor  ⋅  Sep 24, 2012
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SCORE
  • Nipple - 25% 2
  • Ease-of-cleaning - 20% 7
  • Leakage - 30% 9
  • Ease-of-use - 10% 5
  • Eco-health - 15% 6

The Skinny

We reviewed the Mimijumi in 2012 and were not impressed. The newest versions of the bottle incorporate changes, but the user review ratings remain low and do not inspire us include the bottle in our current selection of the best baby bottles. We've left this review on the site, despite its age, to document our findings in 2012. But, we recommend you take them with a grain of salt since they do not reflect a detailed review of the latest version of this product.

With a life-like design that might have a tendency to make one blush, the Very Hungry by mimimjumi certainly bears a strong resemblance to Mom. But we're not so sure it'll fool a "very hungry" baby! Although flesh-colored and anatomically correct, the large, overly firm nipple was not favored by our tiny testers. We liked the all-in-one nipple/cap for its ease of use and leak free feeding but baby's latch was not comfortable and the flow was just too slow. We get a better life-like feel, plus a whole lot more, from bottles that scored much higher in our testing like the Comotomo Natural Feel or Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature.

Revised Nipple & Cap
mimijumi contacted us to let us know that they made a substantial revision to the mimijumi nipple and cap since our Sept 2012 review, which they believe addresses the issues in the older model we tested.


Our Analysis and Test Results

We couldn't help but giggle when we first opened the mimijumi bottle. It's life-like, flesh-colored nipple is definitely the most unique in our line of test subjects! Obviously designed to mimic breast feeding, we feel it's lacking too much in suppleness. Our tester didn't suck on this bottle for long before eventually deciding to just treat it as a chew toy.

Likes


We like that this bottle didn't leak for us. It was also easy to clean since it doesn't have extra pieces/valves.

Some babies might be drawn to the flesh color; our tiny testers weren't.

Dislikes


Super firm nipple with a very slow flow gave this bottle one of the lowest scores in that category, a 2 of 10.

The rim of the bottle is slanted which makes filling it just a little awkward. We were worried about over-filling and spills while screwing the cap on.

The travel cap is difficult to put on, doesn't ever seem to "lock" in place, and didn't stay on during travel.

Conclusion


mimijumi has an interesting concept but we see room for improvement. We're glad they skipped out on some of the ecological no-no's like BPA, phthalates, EA's, latex and lead, but based on our actual usage experience, we're still not buying what they're selling.


Lindsay Ellis