Unique Plush Toys for Babies & Toddlers

Beyond the Basic Stuffed Animal

Nearly every baby ends up with a few plush toys or stuffed animals. They're classic toys that allow baby to use his or her imagination during play and can be a beloved childhood friend for some. 

If you'd like to go beyond the basic teddy bear, though, here are some fun but different plush toys, each with a twist that separates them from the pack.

  • 01 of 05
    Deglingos Lobster Toy
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    This odd collection of stuffed animals is fun to look at and really interesting to touch. Each animal is made from a variety of different fabrics and materials, so you get several tactile experiences in one toy. 

    The Deglingos toys are cute in a "homemade from scraps" kind of way. You can find the normal dog, cat, sheep and cow in the Deglingos line, but they also have some unique choices such as a lobster, hedgehog or chicken. 

    The Deglingos stuffed animals cost about $40.

  • 02 of 05

    UglyDoll Plush Toys

    Ugly Doll Bat Toy
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    As the name implies, the plush toys from UglyDoll are, well.... ugly. But they're also a good example of "so ugly they're cute." These simple plush toys come in a variety of styles, from a pink one-eyed dog to black and green bats to a bunny-like creature named Plunko. All of them have a simple straight line for a mouth that gives them a plain, almost bored look. 

    It's strange but true -- kids love UglyDolls. Prices range from about $5 for the smaller keychain dolls to about...MORE $15 for the larger dolls.

  • 03 of 05

    FlatOut Bear Plush Toys

    FlatOut Bear Plush Toy
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    FlatOut Bears are made from incredibly soft sheepskin. There is no stuffing inside, hence the name. But even without stuffing, these bears are loads of fun to squeeze and hold. FlatOut Bears are simple enough to be appropriate for young babies. 

    The lack of stuffing also makes them easier to hand wash and dry if they get dirty, as favorite toys usually do. The basic bear shape is available in several colors and two sizes, and a special koala bear shape is also available. 

    FlatOut Bears cost $30 to...MORE $60.

  • 04 of 05

    Dwell Magnetic Animal Toys

    Dwell Magnetic Animal Toy
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    These cool magnetic plush toys from Dwell come in a set of three animals, including an elephant, hippo, and ox. The outer surfaces of the animals have interesting patterns, varying textures, and soothing colors. Each animal is two pieces -- a head and a tail -- with the magnets in the center so baby can easily take the segments apart and create different animal combinations.

    Dwell Magnetic Animals cost about $40 for the set of three.

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  • 05 of 05

    Zoobies Pets Plush Toys with Blankets

    Zoobies Ape Toy
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    Zoobies stuffed animals are definitely fun for play time, but these plush toys also hide a nap time blanket inside. When the blanket is out, the animal itself can be used for a nap pillow. The fleece blanket folds up to be stored inside the body of the animal. 

    Zoobies stuffed animals are very soft and pleasant to touch, and they're available in tons of animal characters, from alligators to giraffes and many more. The blanket zips off from the animal body for washing. 

    Zoobies are priced...MORE around $30.