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Squeeze Baby's Head to Relieve Stress

By Madeline Holler |

cao-maru-2The Japanese have come up with a fun way to relieve stress: squeezing a baby’s head. Just give these a squeeze, the baby makes a face back. Your mood improves immediately.

But don’t use a real baby.

Use one of these resin balls with facial expressions that looks like a baby’s head.

Kao Maru (translated: round face) balls stretch and squeeze and make faces at you while you take out your frustrations on them.

They come in four moods/expressions: yuck, relief, joy and pout.


And, oddly, they’re available through Amazon!


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About Madeline Holler


Madeline Holler

Madeline Holler is a writer, journalist, and blogger. She has written for Babble since the site launched in 2006. Her writing has appeared in various other publications both online and in print, including Salon and True/Slant (now Forbes). A native of the Midwest, Madeline lives, writes, and parents in Southern California, where she's raising two daughters and a son. Read bio and latest posts → Read Madeline's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “Squeeze Baby's Head to Relieve Stress

  1. Stephanie says:

    Thats right up there with the shaking baby app for the iPod touch.

  2. jeannesager says:

    The shaken baby app was WTF, but I think this is just funny . . . goofy, but funny.

  3. kristaly says:

    I bought these ages ago (3-4 years) when they were NOT marketed as baby heads, and really, they look nothing like baby heads. They are fun to squeeze, but FYI if they get dirty, wash with dishsoap, dry, and then powder with baby powder/cornstarch if you have the white ones cuz they get crazy sticky.

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