From Japan, ‘breathing’ toy lulls kids to sleep

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Kids have so much energy that sometimes it can be hard to calm them down. We recently saw a dentist in Indonesia use a musical drill to relax children undergoing dental treatment, and now the Hug and Dream Minnie Mouse toy from Japan is hoping to lull kids to sleep by simulating breathing patterns. Created by Takara Tomy in collaboration with cognitive and respiratory researchers at the Showa University School of Medicine, the toy features a mechanism which gives the impression that the Minnie Mouse is peacefully sleeping. By holding on to the toy when it is time for bed,…

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