Howdy Ho, Ranger Joe! It’s Emily back again with another baby product review. This weekend I got my hands on the Original MimiJumi Very Hungry Eight Ounce Baby Bottle. For complete transparency I must say that I have seen these bottles online before and I always laughed at their very mammary-like appearance.* When I was asked if I wanted to test one out for Beans I was all over it. Elsie has been using Avent Natural Bottles since week three of life and she does really well with them so I was nervous to try out a different bottle with her for fear of nipple rejection. But, like the amazing child she is, she had no issues.
Now I will say that the price tag for this bottle is a steep one: 29$ retail. That, in our modern society, is a lot to pay for one bottle, and I’m not going to lie about it. My real question for this bottle was if it was worth it. I’m not the kind of lady to shell out 29$ for one bottle. I want a DEAL anywhere and everywhere I can find one. While the price tag is high I will say that the claims for this bottle are pretty interesting.
From the MimiJumi website:
“mimijumi baby bottles look and feel like a real breast, giving babies a natural feeding experience and avoiding the nipple confusion that often results from bottle feeding. This gives mothers the choice to breast feed, bottle feed, or go back and forth between the two.”
We have had our MimiJumi for three days now, and Elsie Beans does really like it. Let’s talk about the pros. The opening is huge so there are no issues scooping formula, the nipple is a really nice textured silicone material that is easy to latch onto, and there is a nice silicone base to prevent it from slipping off a table or countertop. (I’m looking at you, CAT) The bottle itself is made really well and it is a very easy feeding experience for baby. I think it’s the MOST practical for supplementing while breastfeeding however if you want the most natural feeding experience for baby while formula feeding, I say go for it. Another nice feature is that there are no difficult pieces for cleaning. No plastic nipple holding ring, no internal stirring stick, just the bottle and the nipple. This means that it is super easy to clean by hand or throw in a dishwasher.
Now let’s get into the cons of the MimiJumi. Elsie is two months old now and she’s in medium flow nipples for her bottles. While the sets of bottles on the website come with an option to select nipple flow, the singular bottles do not and a replacement nipple is 10$ on top of the 29$ for the actual bottle itself. This can make it frustrating if your baby won’t take a slow flow nipple as there is 10$ you just lost on a nipple you’ll never use. This is really my only complaint because, as a cheapskate, if I’m going to be spending 30$ on a bottle, I need to be able to make sure I can use it as is without buying extra parts.
I will be creating and uploading a video later in the week detailing more of the product specifications of the MimiJumi! Until then have some Beansie pictures and let’s get into the tally!
Ease of Use: 10/10
Ease of Cleaning: 10/10
Final Score out of 30: 24/30
My final thoughts on this product are as follows:
I hear a small human being getting fussy now so that means my time is up! I will talk to you all later in the week! Go forth and spread the happy!
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