When it comes to helping babies get a good night’s sleep, moms will do just about anything! Frankly, our daily survival depends on it. So these baby-safe stuffed animals are the perfect buddies to help your little one fall asleep fast.
Of course, there are a few important things to consider as it relates to babies sleeping with any items in their cribs. So, when can a baby safely sleep with a stuffed animal?
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends waiting until after your baby has reached their first year before allowing any blankets, bumpers, or stuffed animals to be in their crib while sleeping.
Once your precious baby reaches this milestone you can feel confident to introduce them to a sweet new friend for many hours of sweet cuddly slumber…hopefully!
Just one more word of caution from another mother. If your baby is struggling with sleep such as loud snoring that wakes them up or sounds like they can’t breathe or they wake up gagging, choking, or screaming in the night please get your baby checked by their pediatrician.
Two of my newborns had conditions that hindered their sleep and needed treatment right away. Once your baby is able to sleep normally, these stuffed lovies will offer comfort and cuddles as intended.
Now on to the best stuffed animals for your baby to sleep with!
Best Stuffed Animals for Your Baby to Sleep With
GUND Baby Animated Kissy The Penguin Stuffed Animal Plush for Baby
Kissy comes to life at the push of a button Press Kissy’s feet to hear her sing and move her wings along with “Frere Jacques” or play an interactive kissing game as Kissy lifts her wings to her beak and back down in a “kissy” motion to teach baby how to blow kisses back.
Best Blanket Plushies for Your Baby to Sleep With
Best Pacifier Plushies for Baby
This snuggly pacifier holder comes in a variety of animal choices and allows you to remove the pacifier and replace it with your baby’s favorite pacifier if preferred.
This adorable and plush puppy pacifier holder works with the trusted Nookums brand pacifiers or easily detaches to work with your baby’s favorite pacifier. Which is also great for easy cleaning.
Best Stuffed Animals with White Noise
This little owl is quite large and offers many white noise choices and a simulated mama’s heartbeat. Plus, there is a light projector to act as a night light.
This little bear can do a lot and is made for babies to help them soothe at night. Along with the baby soft fabric, there is both a white noise machine and projector to soothe little sleepers. There is a USB charging cable included.
Whether your little one is still a precious baby or a precocious toddler, one of the most fun parts of your child having a stuffed animal is giving it a name. Here are some tips on finding the perfect stuffed animal name!