Wild Republic Plush Sloth, 12-Inch

Last updated date: November 24, 2019

DWYM Score

8.7

Wild Republic Plush Sloth, 12-Inch

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We looked at the top Stuffed Animals and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stuffed Animal you should buy.

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Overall Take


In our analysis of 44 expert reviews, the Wild Republic Wild Republic Plush Sloth, 12-Inch placed 10th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Coming in around 12 inches, this sloth stuffed animal is the perfect size for at home and take on the go play. His ultra-realistic design replicates the look of a real three-toed sloth found in the rainforests of South America. From his distinctive facial markings, to his furry coat, right down to his long toes, this little sloth is simply irresistible. From the Manufacturer You will love to cuddle with this soft and adorable CK Three Toed Sloth. Each CK Three Toed Sloth comes with lifelike facial and authentic features. With its ultra-plush stuffing, the CK Three Toed Sloth is super cute and huggable. Measures approximately 12".

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

7.2
7 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

8.8
1,979 user reviews

What experts liked

This toy is perfect for hugging and holding. The lifelike and précised facial and authentic feature make it lovable.
- iPerfect List
November 9, 2019 | Full review
This sloth has an adorable facial expression and is very fluffy. He is just like the real deal, with his back claws pointing inwards as a real sloths would.
- Hobby Help
Anything but basic, this fuzzy sloth is a master at giving hugs. Just wrap the long arms around your tyke’s neck or chest for a cozy embrace. In nature, these slow-moving, South American-rainforest dwellers have only three toes, as does this plush toy.
- Baby List
September 13, 2019 | Full review
This twelve-inch toy made of the polyester cover is perfect for your child’s cuddling. It has beautiful claws, face and limbs. Its size is perfect for child’s play while on the bed or the floor.
- The Z9
August 23, 2019 | Full review
Made from soft fabric with realistic details and arms long enough to wrap around their neck to get a hug, it is a candy, unique buddy they could increase their own collection.
- Children for Children
September 4, 2019 | Full review
This three-toed sloth from Wild Republic is a great companion for lounging, napping, and hanging around.
- The Spruce
October 11, 2019 | Full review
Realistic detailing is not just aesthetically pleasing but also educational, so that your children can learn about animals as they play.
- Best Kid Stuff
January 28, 2019 | Full review

What experts didn't like

The toy has some bald patches.
- The Z9
August 23, 2019 | Full review
Not machine washable or dryer-safe.
- Best Kid Stuff
January 28, 2019 | Full review

An Overview On Stuffed Animals

Although you may think of small children when you hear the words “stuffed animals,” these toys are actually enjoyed by individuals of all ages as well as man’s best friend. If you’re searching for the best stuffed animal for your little one, friend or family pet, there are a few things you’ll need to keep in mind.

Make sure the plush does not pose a choking hazard. For example, the Aurora Plush Penguin, 9.5-Inch has lock washer eyes that stay fastened. Other models have cotton eyes that are stitched into place, so they can’t be ripped off and swallowed by a curious toddler — or German shepherd.

Review the material used to make the stuffed animal. A child’s tendency is to snuggle the cute plush, so you want to make sure it is soft to the touch. The Bedtime Originals Plush Elephant, 8-Inch is constructed from a quality polyester that is ideal for little ones to hold during bed- or naptime.

Check to see if the stuffed animal moves or plays music. This provides an added level of entertainment for toddlers between the ages of 2 and 4, who are exploring the concept of cause and effect. One example is the GUND Animated Elephant Stuffed Animal, 12-Inch. When children press on the foot of this elephant, it flaps its ears and sings the song “Do Your Ears Hang Low.” The elephant’s ears are also oversized so that the animal can play peek-a-boo with your child.

Examine the size of the stuffed animal and make sure it is appropriate for the age of the individual you plan on gifting it to. The Melissa & Doug Giant Giraffe Stuffed Animal, 4-Feet is so big that it’s best for pre-school and kindergarten-aged children. It’s handcrafted and features wire-framed legs that are soft and bendable. Parents can even use this plush to keep an eye on how big their children are getting by taking pictures of their kids every six months standing next to the 4-foot tall giraffe.

Consider any extras that the stuffed animal may offer. Some models can be purchased and customized with a newborn’s birth date, weight and height on the animal’s belly or ears, while others have accessories, like a pacifier or outfit for dressing.

The Stuffed Animal Buying Guide

  • Check the stuffed animal’s recommended age. Some are listed as not suitable for children under the age of 3, while others are approved for use with newborns.
  • Read the product care label to determine how the stuffed animal should be cleaned. Some teddy bears are not machine washable, while others can be machine washed using the gentle cycle and tumble dried using the low heat setting. It’s also a good idea to remove the plush as soon as the dryer beeps.
  • As your child grows, he or she may lose interest in their stuffed animals. You may wish to save a few of your child’s favorites to pass on to any future grandkids. To do this you’ll need a box that has a few moisture-absorbing gel packs placed in the corners. Place the toys in the box and seal it up to keep moths and other critters out. Label the box and then store it in a location that is cool and dry.
  • Unfortunately, lice is commonly passed among children. If this pest enters your home, it can live on your child’s stuffed animals. You’ll need to toss your plush creatures in a plastic bag and make sure the bag is sealed shut. Set the bag in an attic or garage for three weeks. Afterward, the toys will be safe for your child to play with.
  • Some parents opt to rotate their child’s toys. This keeps kids from getting bored or overwhelmed by a large number of available toys at once. Keep a large plastic tote in a closet or attic. Place a few stuffed animals and other toys in it that can be tucked away for a month or two. After your designated amount of time has passed, switch the toys in the tote with toys in your child’s playroom. Repeat every month or two.
  • As you compare prices for the stuffed animals you’re interested in buying, you’ll need to take into consideration any extra features the plush may have. For example, the Bedtime Originals Plush Elephant, 8-Inch and Aurora Plush Penguin, 9.5-Inch are basic stuffed animals and are therefore low in price. The GUND Animated Elephant Stuffed Animal, 12-Inch, however, costs more because it also sings and flaps its ears. At the top of the price range, you’ll find the Melissa & Doug Giant Giraffe Stuffed Animal, 4-Feet. This plush stands taller than most children and features wire-framed legs that can be bent during play.