Mimijumi‘s Very Hungry might be the best baby bottle ever, by which we mean the most accurate. It looks and feels exactly like a real boob.
Designed by San Francisco-based Shibuleru, the bottle’s meant to be the closest alternative to breastfeeding, short of hiring a wet nurse. The nipple is made of silicone, and its texture changes gradually as you near the tip. It’s also go a slight angle that replicates the shape of a mother’s breast, the better for the baby to grab onto. They even have the color down pat.
The bottle itself is BPA-free plastic and has a silicone “no skid” base. Then you’ve got the packaging, done up like a milk carton. Get it? Get it?
There’s certainly a market for this sort of thing, especially since Adiri, the last high-design baby bottle to get moms cooing and Very Hungry’s stiffest competition, folded last year at the peak of the financial crisis.
But is it too realistic for a world that still cringes at the sight of public breastfeeding? Will it make jaws drop on the street and invite gauche exclamations like that of one blogger’s son“: ?Wait a minute ” it’s a breast!?
[Images courtesy of Mimijumi]