June 29, 2020

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Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twin® Doll Review

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource GuideWe’ve put together the ultimate resource guide to the American Girl® Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twin® dolls. These 15-inch dolls are perfect for younger children in their baby doll phase, and fans of American Girl® may be curious to know how they compare in size and shape to other AG dolls. This post is an overview of the features of these dolls, as well as a comparison to other popular baby dolls. 

Giveaway Alert! We’re giving away one Bitty Baby® Doll (#4)

Be sure to scroll to the end of this post and leave a comment telling us: Which Bitty Baby® or Bitty Twin® doll is your favorite?

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource GuideAbout Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twin® Dolls:

  • 15-inches tall
  • Cloth torso and shoulders with vinyl limbs and head
  • Can sit on their own
  • Eyes close when head is tilted backward
  • For the babies, "Hair" is a painted effect
  • For the twins, hair is a non-rooted wig
  • The twin dolls were retired by AG in 2016 at the same time that the WellieWishers™ were launched. 

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twin® Dolls:

Bitty Baby® #3 Bitty Baby® #2 Bitty Baby® #1 Bitty Baby #4 Bitty Baby #5 Bitty Baby #6

Though no longer available from American Girl®, you can still find a lot of Bitty Twins® for sale on eBay! Here are the twins that were previously released:

Bitty Twins® Characters Wiki

Differences Between Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins®

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource Guide

The Bitty Baby® doll is meant to represent a newborn baby, while the twins are meant to represent toddlers. The bodies of the baby and twin dolls are nearly identical in design and size, as is detailed in the following chart.

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource Guide

Note: The Shoulder measurement is taken from shoulder point to shoulder point across the front of the body only. The Chest, Waist, and Hip measurements are taken all the way around the circumference of the body. 

Other than the difference in hair style (painted on versus wig), the primary difference between the two types of dolls is in the shoulders. The Bitty Baby® has a shoulder seam in the cloth body, constructed similarly to a sleeve, while the Twin's shoulder is one continuous piece with the rest of the cloth body. Despite this difference in construction, both dolls have the same armscye.  

The Bitty Baby® shown here was purchased in 2020, and older versions of the doll may have had shoulders without seams, as the twin dolls did. 

Bitty Baby™ and Bitty Twins™ Ultimate Resource Guide

 

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Compared to Other Dolls

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource Guide

There are almost countless options for baby dolls on the market. If you are shopping for a baby doll that you hope is similar in size to the Bitty Baby® or Twin, many 15-inch dolls are roughly the same size. For instance, the Melissa and Doug® 15-inch baby doll has very similar measurements to the American Girl® baby dolls, and patterns designed to fit the Bitty Baby®/Twins® fit this doll fairly well, as shown in the green and white outfits above. 

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource Guide

While both the Bitty Baby® and the M&D dolls have a pleat in their cloth bodies at the hips to allow them to pose sitting, the above image shows that the effect is more dramatic in the Bitty Baby®, while the M&D baby is a bit more flat. Yet, looking back to the measurement chart, this difference didn't result in much of a difference in hip size. 

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Compared to 18-inch Dolls

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource Guide

Above is a size chart comparing an 18-inch American Girl® doll and a Bitty Baby®. While they are different in height, their upper body measurements are not too different, making some tops and dresses able to fit both dolls. 

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource Guide

Sweet and simple Dress Sewing Pattern For 15-inch Baby Dolls
Get the Look: The above dress is made from the Sweet And Simple Dress Pattern by 123 Mulberry St, and is designed to fit 15-inch baby dolls.  

What About Shoes?

The Bitty Baby/Twin® foot is similar in width to the 18-inch AG foot, but is a bit shorter. Closed toed shoes that are made for 18-inch dolls, like the white boots both dolls wear above, can be worn by the Babies. Open-toed shoes might look too long or not stay on the Baby foot securely. 

Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins® Ultimate Resource GuideThe Ultimate Pattern Collection for Bitty Baby® and Bitty Twins®

 Hawaiian Style Shirt and Shorts Pattern For 15-inch Baby Dolls Jeans and shorts Sewing Pattern For 15-inch Baby Dolls My Baby sitter Circle Pillow Sewing Pattern For 15-inch baby dolls Button Up Beauties Sewing Pattern For Twin 15-inch Baby dolls Playdate Overalls Sewing Pattern For 15-inch Twin Baby Dolls Basic Playsuit Sewing Pattern for 15-inch Twin Baby Dolls

ENTER TO WIN A Bitty Baby® Doll!

To enter this week's contest, simply click the link below and then enter through the giveaway widget at the bottom of the blog post, there are many things you can do to earn multiple entry points!

Contest Details: You enter through the entry form that is embedded on this page and appears just below this paragraph, if you don't see it, be sure to visit the page from your desktop or an alternate browser such as Google Chrome. It may not appear on all mobile devices. The complete rules and entry details appear on the entry form. This is not a comment contest - in other words, leaving a comment on the bottom of this page is not an official entry method. The only required entry method is to leave a comment under this post and then confirm that you did it in the contest widget. One person will receive the Bitty Baby®. You can enter once, or gain multiple entries by completing the other entry methods and increase your chances of winning. Please review all Terms and Conditions on the giveaway page before entering. While we wish we could run this contest everywhere, for legal reasons it is only open to eligible residents of the U.S. and Canada, not including Rhode Island. This contest is exclusively endorsed by Liberty Jane Clothing and Pixie Faire. Not endorsed by or affiliated with American Girl®.

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Which Bitty Baby® or Bitty Twin® doll is your favorite? 

Commenting below and confirming your entry in the widget above gives you one entry method, the other methods are listed in the widget above, be sure to enter in as many ways as you can to receive the maximum amount of entries to win one Bitty Baby®!

Thanks, everyone!

The Pixie Faire Team

 


100 Comments

Bonny
Bonny

July 06, 2020

I love the Bitty Twins with light skin, dark brown/black hair and almond eyes. My grand-daughters are Vietnamese and it’s hard to find Asian dolls that are not Chinese or Japanese. I would be thrilled to give a set of twins to my two grand-daughters. One is 3 and the other 18 months old, the perfect age for baby dolls. The love rocking and feeding their babies.

Adrianne
Adrianne

July 06, 2020

They are all so cute but I probably like the ginger haired one best.

Eileen
Eileen

July 06, 2020

I like the bitty baby with blue eyes and reddish hair. He looks like my granddaughter.

Shirley
Shirley

July 06, 2020

I think they are all very cute. I love making clothes for dolls. Would be great to have these to sew for.

Molly
Molly

July 06, 2020

I love these dolls and especially making clothes for them!

Sue
Sue

July 05, 2020

I like light skin, brown hair and brown eyes.

Lynda
Lynda

July 05, 2020

They are all cute but I think I prefer the ones with darker hair and eyes.

Diane Goff
Diane Goff

July 04, 2020

Love the brown-haired, brown-eyed Bitty Baby, because reminds me of my little ones, who are now all grown up… but there’s generation of great-nieces and -nephews coming up fast.

Dana A.
Dana A.

July 04, 2020

I like the blond blue eyed babies. But, they are all adorable!

Dana A.
Dana A.

July 04, 2020

I like the blond blue eyed babies. But, they are all adorable!

Tommie
Tommie

July 04, 2020

LOVE the medium tone baby, with brown eyes. !!

Ann
Ann

July 04, 2020

My favorite Bitty Baby has dark hair and blue eyes.

Judy
Judy

July 04, 2020

I am a doll lover, and baby dolls were and still are my first love. Bitty Baby is especially lovable.

Karen Hitchcock
Karen Hitchcock

July 04, 2020

Love Bitty Baby! Gave one to a dear friends little girl 12 years ago and it is still her favorite and she has not hid it or gotten rid of the clothes I made for her. She has always been called Bitty. Love this! Thanks for the resource guide!

Deb S
Deb S

July 04, 2020

My granddaughter has been begging for a Bitty Baby. I am teaching her to sew and she’s picked out several patterns she’d like to have. So far we sew for the 18" girls and of course Barbie.

Diane R
Diane R

July 03, 2020

To be honest to you, I don’t really care for baby dolls.

Roberta Swain
Roberta Swain

July 03, 2020

The Bitty Babies were such a great start to the doll collection for girls to progress through their childhood. I really don’t have a favorite, I like the twins.

Debbie siltala
Debbie siltala

July 03, 2020

So cute. Light skin,dark hair is my fav

Cindy
Cindy

July 03, 2020

My granddaughter loves the twin bitty babies.

Sandy
Sandy

July 03, 2020

I love the twin dolls, but they were already discontinued when I started sewing for AG dolls. I love them all, but probably would select the blonde, blue eyed twins because they look like my grand kids. Actually, I would love twins with dark hair and blue eyes. I do have an AG baby doll, but except for the clothes from AG, she only has her birthday suit. I do have some patterns, but still am having way too much fun sewing for AG and WW.

lisa
lisa

July 03, 2020

My twin granddaughters love their twin bitty babies.

Holly A.
Holly A.

July 03, 2020

The Bitty Baby is great as the doll can be whichever gender the child wants. My daughter chose for hers to be a ‘little brother’ to the 18 inch dolls. (The twins weren’t around back then)

Patti Z
Patti Z

July 03, 2020

Although they are all adorable, I really liked the light skin, blonde, blue eyed bitty twins. I wish AG would bring back the twins again. I love making clothes for 18" Dolls and have expanded my passion to the bitty babies. Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the contest.

Mary C.
Mary C.

July 03, 2020

I love the blonde, blue eyed, fair skinned Bitty twins. Sewing cute outfits for them would be
so much fun.

Alice
Alice

July 03, 2020

My granddaughter would love a baby bitty doll.

Linda Lee
Linda Lee

July 03, 2020

Light Skin, Brown Hair, Brown Eyed Twins are the cutest thing ever!

Nancy Nolan
Nancy Nolan

July 03, 2020

I love the fair skin brown haired bitty baby. That is my grandaughter’s coloring.

Maureen
Maureen

July 03, 2020

I’m making a wardrobe for an American Girl doll for a raffle, but if I win a Bitty Baby I will make 2 raffles~ I love them all. Never had one…will need patterns….and shoes…

Piroska
Piroska

July 03, 2020

My favourite are the Bitty Twins, although they are all adorable.

Barb
Barb

July 03, 2020

The Bitty Baby twins are adorable and so fun to sew for make them look so cute in their matching outfits. But adding a single Bitty Baby would be like having another sibling to go with the twins and also make more outfits for. I love them all.

Heather
Heather

July 03, 2020

I think they are all adorable and I can"t decide which are the sweetest

Betty
Betty

July 03, 2020

My great granddaughter and I would love to win one of these dolls. She loves playing with her dolls.

Donna Deters
Donna Deters

July 03, 2020

Like them all. My daughter has one of them.and has them on her shelf.

Donna Deters
Donna Deters

July 03, 2020

Like them all. My daughter has one of them.and has them on her shelf.

Mary
Mary

July 03, 2020

I think these little babies should be given to boys & girls, as young as a year old. They should have various races. I love these adorable twins.

Mary
Mary

July 03, 2020

I think these little babies should be given to boys & girls, as young as a year old. They should have various races. I love these adorable twins.

Rose
Rose

July 03, 2020

How do you choose, they are all beautiful dolls!
Many years of play value, too bad they are no longer made.

Mary Jo Wright
Mary Jo Wright

July 03, 2020

I like the darker skin tone with dark hair. I buy the dolls make clothes for them and give them as gifts to kids on the reservation where I live. It’s fun to see the the kids playing with them.

Connie
Connie

July 03, 2020

Purfect for my youngest granddaughter!

Leanna
Leanna

July 03, 2020

I love that the Bitty Twins match the AG dolls. I had not realized that!

Andrea
Andrea

July 03, 2020

Adorable, just the right size for a little girl. The patterns seem perfect to baby dolls.

Vicki Keister
Vicki Keister

July 03, 2020

I think they are all cute. I do like the light skin brown hair brown eyes dolls.

Beverly Voth
Beverly Voth

July 03, 2020

knitted items interest me right now. ….quiet evening and dolly work

Beverly Voth
Beverly Voth

July 03, 2020

Love the addition of knitted clothing for dolls

Noel Devine
Noel Devine

July 03, 2020

The Bitty Twins were my favorite AG dolls – perfect for girls to play with for years, and truly unique. They were great fun to sew for! So many ways to mix and match patterns and fabrics. The hair gave them more personality than the Bitty Babies, and held headbands and hats better. Too, my granddaughter has gotten years of play out of her Bitty Twins….

Noel Devine
Noel Devine

July 03, 2020

The Bitty Twins were my favorite AG dolls – perfect for girls to play with for years, and truly unique. They were great fun to sew for! So many ways to mix and match patterns and fabrics. The hair gave them more personality than the Bitty Babies, and held headbands and hats better. Too, my granddaughter has gotten years of play out of her Bitty Twins….

Janice
Janice

July 03, 2020

They’re all so adorable. The dark skin, curly-haired girl and boy are especially cute!

Mary
Mary

July 03, 2020

Adding a Bitty to my collection for the purpose of showing off the clothes i make for them would be great.

Doris
Doris

July 03, 2020

The blonde twins remind me of my babies. They are my favorite. I didn’t have a boy though, the girls will Love a boy doll!!

Elena
Elena

July 03, 2020

The brown hair/brown eyed twins look just like my littles!

Pam H
Pam H

July 03, 2020

I love the bitty baby twins. The fair skin, blond hair and blue eyes that are just like my granddaughters.

Jessica
Jessica

July 03, 2020

I love the bitty baby #3 blonde hair blue eyes and the blonde haired blue eyed twins😍

Joanne
Joanne

July 03, 2020

Cute!,

designdreamer
designdreamer

July 03, 2020

I can’t pick a favorite anymore than I could pick a favorite among my children!!!

Kathy S
Kathy S

July 03, 2020

Love the blonde twins and the blonde/blue eyed bitty bay doll

designdreamer
designdreamer

July 03, 2020

I can’t pick a favorite anymore than I could pick a favorite among my children!!!

brenda
brenda

July 03, 2020

They are cute

Glenda
Glenda

July 03, 2020

I really cannot say I have a favourite as I love them all❤️😀. To own one would be a thrill.

Connie M
Connie M

July 03, 2020

Love the bitty twins. They are so cute. Sad to see they have been discontinued. I have the brown hair and brown eyes.

Barb
Barb

July 03, 2020

I love the Bitty Baby Twins they are so adorable and making all the cute outfits are so much fun. I would love another Bitty Baby so she could be a sibling to the twins that we already have and be able to make more outfits would be so great. We love them all!

Sasha
Sasha

July 03, 2020

My favorite is the brown skinned Bitty Twin doll with curly hair. But I think they are all cute!

Susan C
Susan C

July 03, 2020

My favorite Bitty Baby has brown hair and brown eyes.

Cheri
Cheri

July 03, 2020

I purchased a Bitty baby ( light skin, brown hair and hazel eyes for my granddaughter 5 years ago as her first doll. She named her Daisy and she still loves her today.

Charlene
Charlene

July 03, 2020

i am particularly fond of the medium skin tone with the almond eyes bitty twins. My husband is Chinese so I guess that affects my choice.

olive
olive

July 03, 2020

I like Bitty Baby #5

Ruth
Ruth

July 03, 2020

Love all Bitty Babies but am especially fond of the African American baby with molded curls. So cute!

Linda Bostwick
Linda Bostwick

July 03, 2020

I love the bitty twins with red hair! Would look just like my grandkids!

Theresa Norris
Theresa Norris

July 03, 2020

Sweet dolls. Something that looks like my grandchildren. Light skin, blonde or brown hair and blue yes.

Louise
Louise

July 03, 2020

We have a new granddaughter so there’s no time like the present to prepare for her first doll!! A medium skin doll would be perfect!

Mary Ann Dorer
Mary Ann Dorer

July 03, 2020

The Bitty Babies are so lovable. If I won, I’d choose a fair skinned baby with light or no hair.

Betty Adams
Betty Adams

July 03, 2020

I love the bitty babies and the bitty twins. I love the fair skin blonde hair the most, but they are all adorable.

Peggy
Peggy

July 03, 2020

they are all sweet!

Jacque
Jacque

July 03, 2020

The bitty babies are all very cute. I think I would pick the fair skin and hair like my girls.

Marie
Marie

July 03, 2020

Really cute doll!. I like the Bitty Baby with the painted on hair the best. My granddaughter is 15 months old so the baby doll would be perfect for her.

Carol
Carol

July 03, 2020

How adorable they are. I would be thrilled with either of them

Rena Wlater
Rena Wlater

July 03, 2020

My granddaughter will be 10 this month, she would love a Bitty Baby!

Joan D.
Joan D.

July 03, 2020

I love the Bitty Baby #5. They are all cute and would be loved by any little girl or boy.

Nikki
Nikki

July 03, 2020

I love The Two African American bitty twin with black hair and brown eyes

Marylin
Marylin

July 03, 2020

The pale skinned ones with red hair are like my grandchildren so I like them best.

Jeanie
Jeanie

July 02, 2020

I would love one of the dark skinned Bitty Babies. My granddaughter has a light skinned baby, but needs to learn to love all babies , of every skin tone.

Kim
Kim

July 02, 2020

I have had the pleasure of adjusting 18" patterns to fit a blonde hair bitty baby boy. His owner was the most excited about the baseball outfit and cap.

Kim
Kim

July 02, 2020

I have had the pleasure of adjusting 18" patterns to fit a blonde hair bitty baby boy. His owner was the most excited about the baseball outfit and cap.

Angela Brannon
Angela Brannon

July 02, 2020

I love the dark haired Caucasian twins. They remind me of my babies. My granddaughter would love a Bitty Baby, as would I. I raised 3 boys so having a toddler granddaughter who LOVES my extensive doll collection is a JOY. To be truthful, we would get in a fight over who gets the free doll, but she would win. I am a grandma, after all LOL.

Niancy
Niancy

July 02, 2020

I love the dark skin brown hair and eyes Bitty Twins and the medium skin dark hair and eyes twin set. All of the Bitty Baby’s are adorable in my book!

Heather D Hansen
Heather D Hansen

July 02, 2020

I like the twins with the blond hair as they remind me of when my children were babies.

LizT
LizT

July 02, 2020

The Bitty Babies are very sweet but my kids always liked the dolls with hair, so The Bitty Twins with long dark hair would get their vote.

Deborah
Deborah

July 02, 2020

My grand daughter, Liara, would love a bitty baby, especially the one with black eyes like she has! But they are all adorable, too. Ta, Deb.

Claire
Claire

July 02, 2020

I like the Bitty Baby with the dark hair and eyes because they look like my granddaughters.

Valerie
Valerie

July 02, 2020

Definitely a red haired Bitty Baby to match my Granddaughter

Kathy
Kathy

July 02, 2020

I love them all – I have grandchildren of different colors – so impossible to choose.

Linda A C
Linda A C

July 02, 2020

I like the light skin Bitty Baby with red hair. I think she is adorable.

Misty
Misty

July 02, 2020

The Bitty Twins are so cute. We missed them but jumped on the Welly Wisher bandwagon. My girls love their AG dolls.

Karen
Karen

July 02, 2020

I like them all. There is a little girl in my life that would love the twins with dark skin and curly hair just like her.

Christie
Christie

July 02, 2020

The African American Bitty Twins are my favourites but I love the doll that is to be given away as well.

JuditZ
JuditZ

July 02, 2020

Would love the twins (especially boys) have four great grand daughters and they all want little
brothers. Why not two!!!!!!

Pat S
Pat S

July 02, 2020

My favorite are the blonde original Bitty Twins, the ones where the girl had the short hair and the little pony tail on top. They made me just want to pick them up and cuddle them!

Renée
Renée

July 02, 2020

My favorite is the little black twin with curly pony tails. Actually I love them all!

Teresa
Teresa

July 02, 2020

I realy like blond twins remind of grandbabies

Douey Davis
Douey Davis

July 02, 2020

I have been looking for a dark skinned bitty baby for my granddaughter. I think smooth heads make great starter dolls for little ones.

Marcia
Marcia

July 02, 2020

Just bought a Bitty Baby for my niece for her birthday. Can’t wait to make some clothes and a Halloween costume since my niece was born on Halloween!

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