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.

Feathered Friend

Your favorite zoo animal finds a new perch in the nursery. This stuffed animal in a cheerful, rosy hue has bendable legs that can be twisted into any pose possible.

Available online at buybuybaby.com, $8.99.

Have you found a snuggle-worthy first stuffed animal? Let us know in the Comments!

— Susan Banchek