When Java was a baby, we bought a $1 cow with a squeaker in it from Big Lots.
Violet can't really have stuffed things. She kills them. Java can. What to do?
The cow now lives in the car, where Java is calm and happy (and squeak, squeak, squeaks...) and Violet is a little bit too nervous to play with toys.
6 months later, he still adores Car Cow. Best $1 ever spent.