When my first baby was born, she received many lovies and stuffed animals, but showed no interest in any of them. My new baby, on the other hand, received none and loves snuggling with them. I purchased her first lovie a few weeks before she was born and she has been snuggling with it since. The times that I wash it or forget it at home, she looks for it and becomes very fussy. I knew I needed a back up lovie, but wanted something that was brighter than her lavender owl I had previously purchased for her. I know that bright colors are visually stimulating for infants, so a red ladybug is a perfect choice!
babyGUND has a line of snuggle toys for babies that make a great gift for new baby or new moms. If you know about GUND, then you know that they produce some of the higher quality stuffed animals that you generally find in Hallmark stores. They have a stuffed friend for any occasion and can be included with any type of gift you are giving.
From the babyGUND line, my infant received a Comfy Cozy LadyBug and a Lolly Giraffe. She LOVES her ladybug, and holds her close when she is in her car seat or stroller. The bright colors trigger a happy baby smile every time her Comfy Cozy Ladybug is in sight. Lolly Giraffe plays Hush Little Baby and moves her head up and down gently as the music plays. Both my girls, although 3 years apart, love Lolly Giraffe. My toddler loves winding her up and playing the music for my infant. It makes her feel like she is helping mommy out by soothing baby.
The Comfy Cozy toy by babyGUND is also available in a bumble bee is is about 21 inches long, 18 inches wide and retails for $35. Lolly Giraffe retails at $30. You can follow GUND on Facebook, Twitt