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.

Dreamy Dragon

Puff ... that nap evaporated so quickly. Nestle this friendly dragon - that's one part blankie, one part puppet - in his crib to keep him dreaming a little longer. The fact that it's made with non-toxic materials, is just one more reason to cuddle up.

Available online at giggle.com, $15.

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

— Susan Banchek