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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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We'd love to hear from you. Leave a comment and tell us -

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

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!

Susan C
Susan C

July 02, 2020

All are adorable but I’m partial to Bitty Baby. I had wanted to buy the twins some time back but never did because I didn’t have the extra money at the time.Whenever I need a pattern I always come to this site because there are so many wonderful patterns here. I tell everyone I talk to, to come here also.

Dotti G
Dotti G

July 02, 2020

I like the Bitty Twins – especially the ones with brown hair.

Sandra L.
Sandra L.

July 02, 2020

All of them are so cute and I love baby dolls of any size. I still have mine from 1950. I especially like bald baby dolls then you can decide what to dress them in. But if I had to chose I would go for fair skin, red hair and green eyes.

Jean
Jean

July 02, 2020

I love the Bitty Baby. I love the light hair with blue eyes, but also love the darker hair with the dark eyes. Love the facial expression. My young granddaughter would love this doll. Would be a great birthday gift. I also volunteer in my community and we have fund raisers and to gift baskets, would be awesome to put this doll along with some homemade clothes together for a give away. thank you for the opportunity. Stay safe everyone

Jean
Jean

July 02, 2020

I love them all, but especially like the ones with dark skin: cutest facial expressions

darlene
darlene

July 02, 2020

LOVE ALL OF THEM THE BLONDE BITTY TWINS ARE MY FAVORITE EVEN THOUGH I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THEM IN RED HAIR AND BLUE EYES TO BE LIKE MY GRAND CHILDREN

Pat
Pat

July 02, 2020

I love the dark curly haired twins

Nicole Larsen
Nicole Larsen

July 02, 2020

I love the dolls with curly hair!

Constance
Constance

July 02, 2020

I have always like the bitty twin, especially the dark skin curly hair!

Joanne
Joanne

July 02, 2020

I like the bitty twins with dark curly hair. Thanks so much for the drawing!

Clara
Clara

July 02, 2020

I have a set of the bitty twins and I love them I cant believe they discontinued the

Maureen Isaman
Maureen Isaman

July 02, 2020

My grand daughter loves the 18" American doll and also the Bitty Baby. I have sewn outfits for both and find the quality of the dolls wonderful compared to other dolls on the market. I always use the patterns from Pixie Faire, they are so handy especially in the days of Covid 19 when we really don’t want to go shopping in a box store to purchase a pattern. Thank you for providing this service! Bitty Baby is my favorite.

Maureen Isaman
Maureen Isaman

July 02, 2020

My grand daughter loves the 18" American doll and also the Bitty Baby. I have sewn outfits for both and find the quality of the dolls wonderful compared to other dolls on the market. I always use the patterns from Pixie Faire, they are so handy especially in the days of Covid 19 when we really don’t want to go shopping in a box store to purchase a pattern. Thank you for providing this service!

Marilyn
Marilyn

July 02, 2020

I like all of the Bitty Babies.
Marilyn

BonnieGayle
BonnieGayle

July 02, 2020

I like the twins best.

Barb B
Barb B

July 02, 2020

I purchased an Asian Bitty Twin boy (Rogan James) about 6 years ago and I must say he is my all time favorite. I love sewing for him! I have copied a few of the outfits I have seen for real little boys and have really enjoyed it. I received a Bitty Baby (Arie Ann) for Christmas and can’t wait to create for her the cute outfits from your patterns! Thanks for featuring these cuties!

Beverly Voth
Beverly Voth

July 02, 2020

I love the twins….my son had a cabbage patch boy doll he named Jr. about 40 years ago. Still kept … I have given the twins several times either as a set to a family or split them up for gifts of course they come with clothes that I have sewn… So RELAXING….So FUN

Barb B
Barb B

July 02, 2020

I purchased an Asian Bitty Twin boy (Rogan James) about 6 years ago and I must say he is my all time favorite. I love sewing for him! I have copied a few of the outfits I have seen for real little boys and have really enjoyed it. I received a Bitty Baby (Arie Ann) for Christmas and can’t wait to create for her the cute outfits from your patterns! Thanks for featuring these cuties!

Gail
Gail

July 02, 2020

I like the blond hair bitty twins

Carol D
Carol D

July 02, 2020

I like the dark-haired baby dolls and the blond twin dolls.

Carol D
Carol D

July 02, 2020

I like the boy bitty baby twin dolls. And they can be girl dolls — just add a bow to their short hair.

Carol D
Carol D

July 02, 2020

They are all so cute and so fun to sew for!

Carol D
Carol D

July 02, 2020

I love them all!

Betty
Betty

July 02, 2020

I like Bitty Baby #6 with the red hair.

Herma
Herma

July 02, 2020

I like the light skinned, dark haired Bitty Baby. I would like blue eye so that it looked like my babies but guess that is not available.

Rebekah
Rebekah

July 02, 2020

I like the brown hair brown eyed twins!

Candace
Candace

July 02, 2020

I love them all!!!!

Nancy S
Nancy S

July 02, 2020

My favorite is the Hispanic set of twins. My daughter was born in Guatemala, so they remind me of her when she was tiny.

Martha
Martha

July 02, 2020

I get such joy from making clothes and dressing these baby dolls. My grand daughter is learning to sew these too. Thanks for making these available.

Granny Sandy
Granny Sandy

July 02, 2020

My Favorite are the African tWINS! I just want to KISS an HUG them !

Tara
Tara

July 02, 2020

My favourite Bitty Twin is the one with dark curly black hair. And for Bitty baby I like the one with brown hair best.

JanisLU
JanisLU

July 02, 2020

My great daughter is sooooo into dolls. This would be awesome to give her with outfits for her 3rd birthday.

Kathy
Kathy

July 02, 2020

All of the Bitty babies are adorable 😍. Number 4 is so cute. My daughter has a set of twins and they love playing with their babies.

Melody
Melody

July 02, 2020

I love all of the babies and toddlers, but the Asian bitty baby is my favorite. :)

Marsha Cooperider
Marsha Cooperider

July 02, 2020

They are all cute but I would choose Bitty Baby #6 as my favorite.

Susan
Susan

July 02, 2020

I love them all. I think baby dolls encourage girls and boys to be nurturing.

Kathy Graf
Kathy Graf

July 02, 2020

I would love a Bitty Baby for my grandaughters to love. They are sweet Mamas!

Leann
Leann

July 02, 2020

My youngest granddaughter has blonde hair & blue eyes. I would probably get a Bitty Baby that looks like her for her. For myself, I love them all – so cute!

BevM
BevM

July 02, 2020

Twins run in my family, so I like them all.

Sharon Hoxworth
Sharon Hoxworth

July 02, 2020

I would like to have the blonde hair bitty baby.

Patricia
Patricia

July 02, 2020

My great-granddaughter is definitely getting one of these and I don’t think it will matter which one. They are all sooo cute. She is 1yr now so I’m getting started on the layette right away!

Pat
Pat

July 02, 2020

I love the brunette Bitty baby. It is so like a doll I had as a little girl and still have.

Patricia
Patricia

July 02, 2020

My great-granddaughter is definitely getting one of these and I don’t think it will matter which one. They are all sooo cute. She is 1yr now so I’m getting started on the layette right away!

Rita
Rita

July 02, 2020

I love the Bitty Twin girl with dark curly hair!

Rita
Rita

July 02, 2020

I love the Bitty Twin girl with dark curly hair!

Lori
Lori

July 02, 2020

I loved the babies formy girls and then the twins! Iam not sure I have favorites!

CAROL
CAROL

July 02, 2020

I love them all as well, but would love a dark skin, curly-haired girl.
Thank you!

J.J. Goody
J.J. Goody

July 02, 2020

That’s a bummer on the Bitty Twins. They’re adorable.

Donna Sherry
Donna Sherry

July 02, 2020

I love them all but. Would choose the dark skin black hair or fair skin blonde hair to look like either of my Great Granddaughters. I have always wanted a doll with fair skin dark brown hair and blue eyes like my daughter but they are. Hard to find Have my Twin and truely ones no baby

Rebecca
Rebecca

July 02, 2020

It’s like choosing you’re favorite child, it can’t be done!

Pamela Groves
Pamela Groves

July 02, 2020

I can’t choose because they are all so cute

Lora
Lora

July 02, 2020

I love all the bitty babies!

Janice
Janice

July 02, 2020

I like the light skinned blonde since that is what my kids looked like when small. The dark skinned with curly hair kids are also adorable!

Carol
Carol

July 02, 2020

All the Bitty Babies look so sweet making it difficult to choose. I especially love the Bitty Baby with light skin, black hair, black almond-shaped eyes – just too cute for words. Thank you kindly for your giveaway. I’m very sorry to hear that the Twins have been discontinued.

Jan
Jan

July 02, 2020

Love the bitty babies. Gave one to each of my grand kids.

Tracy
Tracy

July 02, 2020

I like the diversity of the dolls and they are all cute!!!

KC
KC

July 02, 2020

I love them both! But, I think I would rather have a bitty baby. Then you can make it into whatever you want!

Marie B.
Marie B.

July 02, 2020

I like the Bitty Twins with brown hair and medium skin tone.

Janet P
Janet P

July 02, 2020

I just love the Bitty Babies. My granddaughter had the light-haired one when she was young – she’s grown now, but I would love to have the dark haired one to sew for – someday their might be a baby in m family,

Judy Brault
Judy Brault

July 02, 2020

I love the light skin brown hair brown eyes twins They look like my grandson and his sister Haircuts are similar too
My grands love the clothes I have made from the Pixie Faire patterns Dresses pants Riding outfit and the patterns fit so well for their AG ,Wellie Wishers, Bitty Baby Would love to get the twins for them

Carole
Carole

July 02, 2020

I like the red hair with hazel eyes. I have a bitty baby from a thrift shop and can dress it as a boy or girl. They are so sweet!

Stephanie Scaramelli
Stephanie Scaramelli

July 02, 2020

I have a Bitty Baby. I got her as a gift, and at the time had the choice to get the baby or the twins. I would love to win another baby, or the twins so my baby has company.

Charla
Charla

July 02, 2020

I like all the baby dolls. Sewing for them is lots of fun. The clothes selection is very good too. I am partial to the girl dolls however,

BL
BL

July 02, 2020

Thank you to Pixie Faire for continuing to encourage and motivate us. I have a granddaughter who will be 2 soon. I think a Bitty Baby would be great to give her. I have enjoyed sewing for these dolls.

Sparkle
Sparkle

July 02, 2020

So many choices! I like the African American Bitty Baby twin.

Diane
Diane

July 02, 2020

the dolls all look cute but I like the itty bitty baby twins.

Debra
Debra

July 02, 2020

I LOVE Bitty Baby – all of them! I think they’re adorable and perfect for a young child. I also love the Asian Bitty Twins. I think all Asian babies are too cute for words. Thank you for this opportunity.

Jenny
Jenny

July 02, 2020

I like the bitty babies more especially the tan with dark hair. The toddlers seem more chunky even though their measurements are the same.

Margaret I.
Margaret I.

July 02, 2020

I love baby dolls…was really sorry to hear that the Bitty twins have been discontinued…will continue to haunt the second hand stores to try and find them…I like the brown haired dolls. But I love and sew for all of them…I have 10 biological granddaughters and dozens of other little girls who call me “Grandma” All of these little girl’s have benefitted from the sewing I have done and the dolls I have given them…I’m really happy to have this resource for facts and patterns. Thanks, to Cinnamon and Pixie faire. A new dolly would be great for the new baby granddaughter due in August…

Margaret I.
Margaret I.

July 02, 2020

I love baby dolls…was really sorry to hear that the Bitty twins have been discontinued…will continue to haunt the second hand stores to try and find them…I like the brown haired dolls. But I love and sew for all of them…I have 10 biological granddaughters and dozens of other little girls who call me “Grandma” All of these little girl’s have benefitted from the sewing I have done and the dolls I have given them…I’m really happy to have this resource for facts and patterns. Thanks, to Cinnamon and Pixie faire. A new dolly would be great for the new baby granddaughter due in August…

Cynthia C
Cynthia C

July 02, 2020

I like the twins with Light Skin, Black Hair, Black Almond-shaped Eyes

Laurie Hufford
Laurie Hufford

July 02, 2020

I love the bitty twins. They are the cutest cuddliest dolls ever!! Easy to sew for. I love flannel for them1

Sue Fisher
Sue Fisher

July 02, 2020

The bitty babies are adorable. I lean toward the bitty boy with the painted hair.

Kim
Kim

July 02, 2020

So cute! My kids love baby dolls! The brown haired ones of any skin tone are probably what we’d go for! Our skin tone usually doesn’t have a match.

Ruth
Ruth

July 02, 2020

I love them all but my favourite would be the African twins with their curly hair.

Ambie
Ambie

July 02, 2020

I love the bitty babies and last year bought a set for my twin nieces. My favorite Bitty is the red haired baby.

Mary
Mary

July 02, 2020

I like the blonde haired twins – remind me of my grandbabies!

Mary
Mary

July 02, 2020

I like the blonde haired twins – remind me of my grandbabies!

DollLover
DollLover

July 02, 2020

I love the blonde bitty twins that look like my boy & girl when they were small.

Linda
Linda

July 02, 2020

I love the twin girls! one with dark hair and one with blonde hair. I bought a set for my grand daughters when they were little so they would each have a bitty.

Diana M
Diana M

July 02, 2020

My grandkids love all of their AG dolls, but I love sewing for the dark haired bitty baby.

Mardelle J.
Mardelle J.

July 02, 2020

I like the Bitty Baby Twins but the Baby is cute too.

shirley
shirley

July 02, 2020

I really like the twin blondes they are so adorable.

Monique Deloney
Monique Deloney

July 02, 2020

I love all of the Bitty Babies. I have several grandchildren who would Love to receive a doll and clothes as a special surprise

Ruth
Ruth

July 02, 2020

I love sewing for my granddaughters. Sadly the older girls have outgrown their AG dolls but we are now fostering and have adopted a beautiful little girl that loves her baby dolls. I would love to give her a new doll with lots of outfits mae by me!

Jenny
Jenny

July 02, 2020

I love the idea of twins, and I love their hair, but I think the painted-hair ones look more like babies. So, I’d pick the babies over the twins. I like them all.

Judy
Judy

July 02, 2020

I like all the little Bitty babies. They are all adorable!

Jenny Schear
Jenny Schear

July 02, 2020

My youngest daughter would love a Bitty Baby!! She loves playing with dolls!

Kathy
Kathy

July 02, 2020

They are all really cute and hard to pick a favorite. I think I’d pick the light skin, with red hair.

Florence
Florence

July 02, 2020

I love both! They are all adorable and Pixie Faire has such cute styles for them! Thanks for the ultimate guide and giveaway!

Angela
Angela

July 02, 2020

So cute! Bitty Baby #4 is my favorite!

Susan
Susan

July 02, 2020

I like the twins.

Joyce
Joyce

July 02, 2020

Impossible to choose they’re all adorable

Katy
Katy

July 02, 2020

Have one. Granddaughter always loved playing with it.

Luana
Luana

July 02, 2020

My favorite is the bitty baby with dark hair and brown eyes.

Luana Kempf
Luana Kempf

July 02, 2020

My favorite is the bitty baby with dark hair and brown eyes.

Kathy
Kathy

July 02, 2020

My favorite is the Bitty Baby is the one with light skin, dark hair and dark eyes.

Janet F
Janet F

July 02, 2020

My favorite is Bitty Baby #6 . . . I’m a sucker for red hair. Thanks for another great giveaway

Darlene
Darlene

July 02, 2020

These are adorable dolls.

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