Stuffed animals, also known as plushies, are one of the most beloved toys in children’s lives. They provide comfort and companionship, helping kids cope with big emotions. Plus, they’re easy to carry on car trips and plane rides, unlike building blocks or remote-controlled robots and cars. This makes them the perfect toys for babies and toddlers.
Whether you’re looking for a cute stuffed animal to buy for a baby shower, first birthday or Christmas, you’ll find plenty of options in our collection. From adorable teddy bears and cuddly puppy dogs and elephants to soft unicorns and plushies from popular characters, including Disney Frozen, Sanrio, PAW Patrol and Cutetitos, you’ll find the perfect furry friend for any child.
Many plushies have special features, such as music and movement, that add to their appeal. For example, the GUND Animated Elephant Stuffed Animal, 12-Inch flaps its ears when you press its foot and sings the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low.” For an extra-special touch, consider getting a personalized stuffed animal. Some companies allow you to include a newborn’s name, weight and height on its belly or ears. Some stuffed animals are even heatable, like the My Little Lamb Hugging Body Warmer, which is filled with lavender for an added sensory element.
Remember, though, that infants and toddlers should not sleep with stuffed animals or plush toys in their cribs. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, they pose a risk of overheating, choking and strangulation. To help reduce the risk, be sure to remove all strings and ribbons from stuffed animals before giving them to your child and regularly check them for loose parts. cute stuffed animal