Pros: leak-free, few parts, unique flesh color
Cons: hard, slow nipple, pricey
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|Pros||leak-free, few parts, unique flesh color||Healthy materials, breastlike nipple, lightweight||Glass material, Clear volume markings, Easy to use||Easy to clean, Healthy materials, Innovative anti-colic system||Glass, Affordable, Easy to Use|
|Cons||hard, slow nipple, pricey||Falls over easily, slow warm time||Single vent in nipple, No protective sleeve||Thin Silicone, Hard to read volume markings||Not as Strong as Borosilicate Glass, Narrow Mouth, No Sleeve|
|Bottom Line||The mimijumi looks intriguing, but expensive considering its average perfomance||A good durable bottle that has a breast-like feel||A good basic glass bottle that won't break the bank||Healthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners; good for baby and the environment||Healthy alternative to plastic without breaking the bank|
|Rating Categories||mimijumi||Comotomo||NUK Simply Natural...||Boon Nursh||Evenflo Vented + Glass|
|Ease Of Cleaning (20%)|
|Eco Health (15%)|
|Ease Of Use (10%)|
|Specs||mimijumi||Comotomo||NUK Simply Natural...||Boon Nursh||Evenflo Vented + Glass|
|Material||BPA-free Plastic||Silicone||Borosilicate Glass||Silicone and Plastic||Tempered Glass|
|Available Sizes||4, 8 oz||5, 8 oz||4, 8 oz||4, 8 oz||4, 8 oz|
|Weight||2.2 oz||3.6 oz||5.7 oz||3.2 oz||4.9 oz|
|Nipple Pinch Test||Firm||Very Soft||Medium||Very Firm||Medium|
|Anti-Colic Feature||Vented nipple||Vented nipple||Vented nipple||Collapsible silicone liner||Vented nipple|
|Cleaning Method||Top rack dishwasher safe||Top rack dishwasher safe||Dishwasher safe||Dishwasher safe||Top rack dishwasher safe|
Our Analysis and Test Results
Two psychiatrists and an industrial designer founded the Mimijumi brand in early 2008 with the Very Hungry bottle as their debut product. 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 alike, with a focus on creating a natural experience through simple and safe products.
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 properly. 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.
We couldn't help but giggle when we first opened the mimijumi bottle. Its life-like, flesh-colored nipple is definitely the most unique in our line of test subjects! Obviously designed to mimic breastfeeding, 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. With a super firm nipple and a very slow flow, this bottle is below average for the group, and we found that our testers often preferred other bottles because of this.
The rim of the bottle is slanted which makes filling it just a little awkward. However, the wide opening counteracts this slant. We don't like that this bottle is almost entirely plastic. With so many alternatives these days, we think you can find a better option for the price.
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 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 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 and think there are better options available no matter what goals or needs you have.
— Wendy Schmitz