Wanted: a companion who loves to snuggle, take stroller rides and soothe meltdowns. Found: our selection of plush pals that do all of these things, plus make great baby gifts. Click through our album to check out the cutest stuffed animals around.

Mane Event

Mayan weavers in the highlands of Mexico knit these shaggy lions on manual looms. Each of the brightly hued critters is made from natural wool and is one-of-a-kind.

Available online at perfectlysmitten.com, $40.

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— Susan Banchek