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.

Woof, There It Is

Need to hold off on his request for a puppy a little while longer? Surprise him with this floppy eared fellow and he'll forget he even asked for one.

Available online at nordstrom.com, $20.

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

— Susan Banchek