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.

Veggie Tales

Her menagerie includes zebra, sheep, and a few ducks. But a carrot? Not 'til now. Add this unusual critter to her ever-growing collection of buddies.

Available online at mypapercrane.bigcartel.com, $8.

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

— Susan Banchek