The Best Stuffed Animals and Teddy Bears – 2020 Reviews

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Sometimes there’s nothing better for a kid than to fall down face first into a pile of stuffed animals and teddy bears. Having stuffed animals on hand is a terrific way to spur on the progression of a child’s social and motor skills.

Perhaps you’re looking for a stuffed animal for your child? Maybe you’re a little unsure of what’s out there? If so, we can help you. Here are the best stuffed animals and teddy bears on the market in 2020.

Joyfay Giant Teddy Bear

Standing in at 6.5 feet tall, this teddy bear from Joyfay is soft to the touch and superbly stitched.


  • As big as they come
  • Feels soft against the skin
  • Given a certificate of safety
  • Firm, yet springy stuffing


  • Legs are disproportionate to its body
  • Very expensive

If you’re looking for something that will take up half of your child’s bed, you might well be interested in this teddy bear from Joyfay. Measuring in at six and a half feet tall and weighing in at around 18 pounds, it’s one of the largest stuffed animals on the market today.

This teddy bear is made with an velour exterior, giving it a superb softness that feels terrific against the skin. Its stuffing consists entirely of polyester cotton, providing it with a firm, but springy texture which works superbly as a pillow.

AngelGift Cuddly Llama Rainbow Alpaca Doll

This stuffed alpaca sports an intriguing appearance and makes for a great cuddle companion.


  • Stuffing is soft and cuddly
  • 7-inch height makes it easy to snuggle
  • Very durable construction


  • Too small for some tastes

Next up on our list is the AngelGift Cuddly Llama Rainbow Alpaca Doll. Standing in at around 7 inches tall, it’s substantially smaller than the teddy bear reviewed above, but no less cuddly.

It’s stuffed with 100% cotton, making it extremely soft and comfortable to lay against. With top-notch stitching, it’s designed to hold up over long periods of time.

Winsterch Kids Stuffed Cat

This fat cat sports an adorable appearance that is only equaled by its extreme softness.


  • Available in 12 or 20 inches
  • As soft as they come
  • Terrific construction quality


  • Comes vacuum sealed

Are you looking for a stuffed animal that’s a little more cartoonish? If so, you might like this stuffed cat from Winsterch Kids. Available at either 12 inches or 20 inches tall, it possesses a chubby, but cuddly appearance.

If you’re looking for comfort, you’ll most certainly find it with this cat. It offers a plush exterior which feels comfortable against the skin, and is filled with some of the most spongy stuffing you’re going to find.

GUND Plush Peek-a-Boo Teddy Bear

This teddy bear from GUND is a fantastic cuddling companion with a traditional appearance.


  • Terrific construction quality
  • 12-inch height makes it perfect for snuggling
  • Very soft plush exterior


  • Included blanket contains logo

If you’re looking for a fairly standard teddy bear, you might well appreciate this one from GUND. Measuring in at around 12 inches tall, it’s the ideal size for a child’s cuddling companion.

The exterior of this bear is made out of a soft plush material which feels excellent the touch. Filled with 100% cotton, it possesses a springy, yet firm disposition.

Exceptional Home Pigs Plush Stuffed Animals Set

This set of stuffed pigs not only looks adorable, it also offers some of the best comfort you’ll get out of a stuffed animal.


  • Comes with two different stuffed animal
  • Extremely soft to the touch
  • Top-notch construction quality


  • A little expensive

Next up on our list of stuffed animals is this duo of pigs from Exceptional Home. Coming with an 18-inch long mother pig as well as a detachable baby pig, it offers a bevy of different cuddling and playtime possibilities.

Both pigs are made with a plush exterior which feels extremely soft against the skin. Filled with 100% cotton, they offer a firm, but forgiving feel which could conceivably be used as a pillow.

Saphed the White Tiger by VIAHART

Visually stunning, this white tiger from Saphed makes for an above-average cuddling toy.


  • 20-inch length makes it great for cuddling
  • Very soft against the skin
  • Excellent construction quality


  • Some components are less soft than desired

Looking for something a little more exotic? If so, this white tiger from Saphed might be just what you’re looking for. It measures in at 20 inches long, making it essentially the ideal size for cuddling purposes.

The exterior of this tiger is made out of a soft plush material which evokes coziness and warmth at every turn. Filled with polypropylene, it’s got a sort of memory foam feeling to it. In essence, it’s extremely comfortable to lay on or against.

Buffy the Hen Plush Stuffed Animal Toy

This stuffed hen from ADORE isn’t exceptionally soft, but still makes for a fun play toy.


  • Legs are bendable
  • Possesses an easy-to-handle, 12-inch height
  • Excellent as a toy


  • Only offers average softness
  • On the expensive side

More into winged animals? If so, this hen from ADORE might be just the stuffed animal for you. Measuring in at 12 inches tall, it comes with legs that can bend, allowing it to either stand or sit straight up.

The exterior of this hen is made out of a plush material which offers a fairly standard feel. It’s not quite as soft as some stuffed animals, but is still plenty comfortable overall.

Melissa & Doug Burrow Bunny Rabbit

Hampered only by a few minor durability concerns, this stuffed bunny from Melissa & Doug is a solid option.


  • Cuddly exterior
  • Carry-able, 10-inch height
  • Washable exterior


  • Some durability concerns

On the hunt for an adorable bunny stuffed animal? If so, this one from Melissa & Doug might be just what you’re looking for.

It measures in at 9 inches x 6 inches x 10 inches, and is made out of cuddly polyester fabric. With a washable surface, it is ridiculously easy to maintain and take care of.

Jellycat Bashful Beige Bunny

While it’s a little expensive, this bunny from Jellycat is worth every penny.


  • As soft as they come
  • Durable construction
  • Makes for a great sleep companion


  • A little expensive

Another stuffed bunny is this one from Jellycat. Though it’s a little more expensive than the Melissa & Doug bunny reviewed above, it’s also a little more durable.

With a plush exterior, it’s soft to the touch and terrific to cuddle with. Standing in at around 12 inches tall, it’s just about the perfect size for a sleeping companion.

Wild Republic Cuddlekin Three Toed Sloth

With the exception of some minor construction concerns, this sloth from Wild Republic is a terrific little stuffed animal.


  • Very soft to the touch
  • Ideal size for cuddling
  • Realistic appearance


  • Some construction concerns

If you’re looking for a more unique stuffed animal, you might be interested in this sloth from Wild Republic. Standing in at 12 inches tall, it’s the perfect size for a sleeping buddy.

With adjustable legs, it can be put in a number of different positions. In fact, it can even sit straight up if you wish it to. Sporting a plush exterior, it’s as cuddly as they come.

Aurora World Lil Benny Phant

Though it’s on the expensive side, this stuffed elephant from Aurora World is worth every penny.


  • As cuddly as they come
  • Excellent construction quality
  • Adorable appearance


  • A little expensive

Next, let’s discuss this stuffed elephant from Aurora World. Named Lil Benny Phant, it stands in at 8 inches tall, and is lined with plush on its exterior.

The only true caveat of this elephant is its price; it’s a little on the expensive side. However, by paying this price, you’ll be getting supreme cuddle-ability and top-notch construction quality.

Aurora Foxie Fox Mini Flopsie

If you’re looking for a stuffed animal on a budget, this fox from Aurora is a terrific option.


  • As cuddly as they come
  • Very affordable
  • Decent size


  • Construction quality is hit-or-miss

Looking for a great budget stuffed animal? If so, this one from Aurora might be right up your alley. Available for a general pittance, it’s just as cuddly as many of the other animals on our list.

With the appearance of a fox, it sports a plush exterior that is very soft to the touch. Its construction quality can be hit-or-miss, but is adequate in most cases.

Aurora World Sweet and Softer Perky Penguin

This penguin from Aurora World is cute, soft, and, cuddly; everything you could ever want or need in a stuffed animal.


  • Soft to the touch
  • Affordably priced
  • Perfect size for a sleeping companion


  • Some durability concerns

The very last stuffed animal we’ll discuss is this penguin from Aurora World. Available for a very reasonable price, it provides enough in the ways of cuddle-ability and construction quality to make it worthwhile.

It stands in at 9 inches tall, making it the perfect size for a sleeping companion. With an exterior made of plush material, it’s soft to the touch and about as cuddly as you could ever imagine.

What Should You Consider When Choosing Which Stuffed Animal to Buy?

Stuffed animals have been around since the early 1800s and have progressed substantially since then. This isn’t to say that all stuffed animals are at the same level of quality. There is still quite a difference between a high-quality stuffed animal and a low-quality piece of stuffed fabric.

When perusing stuffed animals, there are a few different things to consider. These things include the material that they’re made out of, their durability, their size, and any special features they may possess.


The materials that a stuffed animal is made out of will directly contribute to its overall comfort capabilities. The most comfortable stuffed animals are typically made out of plush and stuffed with cotton. However, other fillings such as synthetic fiber will provide plenty of comfort as well.


The durability of a stuffed animal is tied directly to its seam quality. Stuffed animals with tight seams will hold up better than stuffed animals with loose seams. If you can, choose a handmade stuffed animal over a factory-made stuffed animal.


Stuffed animals come in all different sizes. Whereas some are 6 feet tall, others are only 6 inches tall. The size you choose is completely up to you, but it’s important to consider both the size of your child and the amount of space you have. Only then can you choose a stuffed animal of the appropriate size.

Special Features

While not all stuffed animals have special features, there are some that do. In most cases, these special features include the ability to make noises or move. Though none of these features are necessary, they can help to up the overall quality of a stuffed animal.

Brett Gordon

The brains behind The Toy Report. Having clocked tons of time in toys research and online resource development, today, Brett is dedicated to making The Toy Report a trusted space in the world of toy reviews and recommendations.

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