We have previously lauded the anthropomorphic design of Adiri baby bottles here on Inhabitots, and we were sad to learn that in October of this year, Adiri shut down its business due to financial pressures. Another ‘breast bottle’ feeding system is poised to make its debut: mimijumi‘s ‘Very Hungry’ baby bottle. The company, founded by two psychiatrists and an industrial designer, declares that their bottles “are made for both baby and parent to create the most natural experience possible.” There’s no doubt that the bottle looks breast-like. My son, who graduated from breast feeding 4 years ago, took one look at the image I was uploading for this post and declared, “Wait a minute… it’s a breast!”
Hopefully infants will welcome the mimijumi bottle with as much enthusiasm. The Very Hungry bottle holds 240 ml/8 fl oz and comes with a Flow Rate 1 (slow) silicone nipple. mimijumi’s unconventionally designed bottle is 100% BPA free and is “easy to open, easy to clean, easy to fill with a wide mouth opening, screw on one-piece nipple, and skid-free base.” This well-designed boob-like bottle does not change the fact that breastfeeding is best — but for parents such as Lisa Vergos who comments, “My 5 1/2 month old son WOULD NOT take any bottle” (her testimonial is featured on the mimijumi website) — and babies, like my son, who late in his infancy refused his mom’s breast and is apparently now an expert on the subject, the Very Hungry bottle comes in at a close second.