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mimijumi Review

The mimijumi looks intriguing, but expensive considering its average perfomance
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Price:   $28 List | Check Price at Amazon
Pros:  leak-free, few parts, unique flesh color
Cons:  hard, slow nipple, pricey
Manufacturer:   mimijumi
By Wendy Schmitz ⋅ Senior Review Editor  ⋅  Aug 3, 2021
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#7 of 12
  • Leakage - 30% 6
  • Nipple - 25% 5
  • Ease-of-Cleaning - 20% 8
  • Eco-Health - 15% 3
  • Ease-of-Use - 10% 8

The Skinny

With a life-like design that might tend to make one blush, the mimimjumi bears a strong resemblance to Mom. But we're not so sure that it will catch the eye of a hungry baby. Although flesh-colored and anatomically correct, the large, overly firm nipple was not favored by our tiny testers. We liked that the nipple twists on directly without needing a ring, making it easier to clean and prevents leaks. However, the baby's latch was not comfortable, and the flow was just too slow. We get a better life-like feel, plus a lot more, from some higher-ranking competition.

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Pros leak-free, few parts, unique flesh colorHealthy materials, breastlike nipple, lightweightGlass material, Clear volume markings, Easy to useEasy to clean, Healthy materials, Innovative anti-colic systemGlass, Affordable, Easy to Use
Cons hard, slow nipple, priceyFalls over easily, slow warm timeSingle vent in nipple, No protective sleeveThin Silicone, Hard to read volume markingsNot as Strong as Borosilicate Glass, Narrow Mouth, No Sleeve
Bottom Line The mimijumi looks intriguing, but expensive considering its average perfomanceA good durable bottle that has a breast-like feelA good basic glass bottle that won't break the bankHealthy alternative to plastic drop-in liners; good for baby and the environmentHealthy alternative to plastic without breaking 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
5.0
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 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
Bottle Mouth Wide Wide Wide Wide Narrow
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.

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 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.

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 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 nipple is our least favorite part about this bottle.
The nipple is our least favorite part about this bottle.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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.

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.

The entire body of the Mimijumi is plastic.
The entire body of the Mimijumi is plastic.
Credit: Abriah Wofford

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 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

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