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.

Such a Softie

If you’re wondering what to get your friend’s new baby, look no further. This panda made of extra-snuggly plush is as adorable as her new arrival.

Available online at bellzi.com, $40.

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

— Susan Banchek