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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

Bernice
Bernice

July 02, 2020

I like all of the babies and the brunette twins.

julie Wolf
julie Wolf

July 02, 2020

these are such special dolls. I bought one years ago for my grand daughter Julisa and she loves that doll. She is 18 now and still has her baby dolls. :) I like the brown hair , brown eye dollie. Thank you for all you do.

Jeri
Jeri

July 02, 2020

I love all the Bitty Babies! They have the sweetest faces and are so soft and cuddly. I have one that I try clothes I make on and bought a set of both the brown haired and blond haired twins for my sister who works with little kids at church. It’s been a lot of fun making clothes for them! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway and all the information about some of my favorite dolls.

Connie
Connie

July 02, 2020

I have the blond Bitty Baby Twins and they are still my favorite.

Tonia
Tonia

July 02, 2020

#1, grandkids are blond. Love AG dolls.

Tari Samples
Tari Samples

July 02, 2020

I love the Bitty Babies! I purchased the Asian (my daughter-in-law is Cambodian) looking one years ago, hoping to one day have a granddaughter to give it to, that might closely resemble her. I finally got my “Kali” 2-1/2 years ago and I’m busy sewing away for that Bitty Baby, as I plan to give it to her for Christmas this year!!!
I have also always been partial to the dark haired Bitty Twins and would love to have them one day!
Thank you to American Girl for making such wonderful, cuddly baby dolls and to Cinnamon for this opportunity.
Forever a fan of Pixie Faire!!!

Michelle
Michelle

July 02, 2020

Love. Love Bitty Babies! Thank you for the measurements!

Mary Ann
Mary Ann

July 02, 2020

My youngest granddaughter just turned 1 and these would be perfect for her

MaeLynn Beck
MaeLynn Beck

July 02, 2020

I like Bitty Baby #4. Dark eyes, dark hair and medium skin.

Roxanne Perez
Roxanne Perez

July 02, 2020

I love all babies. I keep telling my husband howuch fun i could have with making outfits for babies

Kristen
Kristen

July 02, 2020

I think they are all super cute. I especially love the Bitty Twins with the hair.

Mary W
Mary W

July 02, 2020

I love them all. I’ve made a few outfits for a friend’s granddaughter’s doll – wished I’d had one of my own to see how they looked.

Sandra
Sandra

July 02, 2020

Love all the Bitty Babies and the Twins. I have given five of my granddaughters Bitty Babies
and the two older ones have the Bitty Boy Twins. I was disappointed to hear the Twins were discontinued.

Lori Adamson
Lori Adamson

July 02, 2020

My favorite is Bitty Baby #2.

Frances
Frances

July 02, 2020

I like the medium dark doll with black hair and brown eyes.

Auschick
Auschick

July 02, 2020

My kids are half Asian so they would love the light skinned/almond eyes twins ❤️

Bobbi
Bobbi

July 02, 2020

I love the blond twins

Terri
Terri

July 02, 2020

As a lover of ALL things doll, I can’t choose a favorite! Bitty baby was the first little sweetie and the twins are so adorable! When AG still sold them, I got the twins to match my grandchildren’s features. I was disappointed when they discontinued them.

Stephanie G
Stephanie G

July 02, 2020

Oh, I love them all, but especially the girl twins!

Sharon
Sharon

July 02, 2020

I love the twins

Christine
Christine

July 02, 2020

My favorite would be the brown hair, brown eyes and light skin tone.

Jeanette
Jeanette

July 02, 2020

I love them all!!! My babydoll was always my favourite as a child.

Kate
Kate

July 02, 2020

I love the twins. I have given several granddaughters Bitty Baby Twins—brown haired, blond haired, dark brown curly haired. They are all so cute and very well loved!

Kathi M
Kathi M

July 02, 2020

My favorite bitty baby is the red head as I have a great granddaughter who’s a red head.

Kay
Kay

July 02, 2020

I have the blond Bitty Baby twins and have given the Bitty Baby doll to each of my four granddaughters based on their own hair and eye color.

Sondra J Gingery
Sondra J Gingery

July 02, 2020

I like the last pictured Bitty Baby with reddish hair. I have the head of my mother’s baby doll from the late 1930’s. It’s a composition head, and badly cracked. But it was my mom’s, so I’ve saved it.

Lianne
Lianne

July 02, 2020

I love the itty bitty doll with brown hair, brown eyes.

Rolene Ramsey
Rolene Ramsey

July 02, 2020

Brown hair and blue eyes!!

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

July 02, 2020

Love the curly haired twins!

Linda
Linda

July 02, 2020

I have always been a fan of baby dolls. I have a set of blonde Bitty Baby twins as well as a Pleasant company Bitty Baby in her original outfit.

I got my granddaughter brunette twins for her birthday. I think there should be more patterns available for these sweet babies.

Ruth Ann
Ruth Ann

July 02, 2020

Love the curly haired twins!

Wendy
Wendy

July 02, 2020

The dark skin, dark haired twins are so cute.

Marian
Marian

July 02, 2020

What is not to like about baby dolls? I loved them as a child, think Gerber baby. Our daughter was a baby dill girl all the way! I own the blonde Bitty Twins and love to design for the Bitty crowd. Made a cute dress and diaper set yesterday using a modified 18 inch pattern I had made years ago.

Patti
Patti

July 02, 2020

Love the twins. Was sad that they discontinued them.

Holly
Holly

July 02, 2020

Always been a sucker for a classic baby doll, so I’d say the little redheaded Bitty Baby.

Beth
Beth

July 02, 2020

I’ve always liked the brunette Bitty Baby@

Nanette
Nanette

July 02, 2020

I like the dark skinned twins the best.

Carol
Carol

July 02, 2020

I do not know how you could “pick” a favorite. But baby dolls are just my favorite doll no matter what. Even as a young girl, I always went for a baby doll, none of these dressy dolls. Guess that is why I do so much charity sewing for babies. I am so happy to see patterns for baby dolls as I think it is very important to instill nurturing by girls toward babies. I have a big box of dolls that were tossed and nothing is wrong with them at all. But finding patterns is always a problem. They will eventually all find permanent homes as did all my rescue dogs and puppies. I enclose a note with the dolls: will you give me a second home and love me? And they make excellent “grandma” dolls to have when the grandchildren visit. I make a little tee shirt and embroider a name on it, so it isn’t just a doll, it has a name! Going to print out that article so I can just sit and read it without having to look at a computer. Thanks much.

Nancy
Nancy

July 02, 2020

I like the twins. I have autistic identical twin boys in my family. Jude like the long blonde hair because he has long (Dark) hair and his sister has long blonde hair. Luke likes the boys because he and his twin have to big brothers. I agree with Jude’s 8 year old wisdom, “skin does make you a person, your mind and your blood does.”

Katherine E Ackerman
Katherine E Ackerman

July 02, 2020

The Bitty Babies remind me of a baby doll I had as a child. It was a bit bigger but had a body similar to Bitty Babies. That doll had painted hair but was a plastic. Played with so much head cracked open where front and back of head were joining. My mother must have glued it back together every other week. I think a baby doll is great for smaller children. Just before I had my daughter, got a baby doll for my son so we could teach him how to be gentle with his new baby sister. They both played with that doll after she got old enough to play with dolls. I would like a Bitty Baby as my daughter passed almost two years ago and she loved dolls and had a collection of different dolls. Porcelain, China, Barbies and American Girl size dolls.

Heather
Heather

July 02, 2020

My favorite is the African American twin girl!

Joanne G
Joanne G

July 02, 2020

My favourite Bitty Babies are the ones that I found on Ebay that match my two grandchildren. My grandson has dark skin with brown eyes and curly hair. His sister has fair skin with blue eyes and strawberry blonde hair. I am making wardrobes for both dolls and plan to make some matching outfits for the kids as well.

Dori
Dori

July 02, 2020

Thank you for this info. A;; this time and I I did not know there was a difference between the baby and the twins—mine have all been second-hand purchases which I have dressed and passed on.

Martha
Martha

July 02, 2020

I love dolls in general. I like the one with blonde ponytails. I have great granddaughter that i would love to give it to.

Grace W
Grace W

July 02, 2020

I really like the bitty twins with dark skin, curly brown hair and brown eyes. So sad they’re not made any more.

Deb
Deb

July 02, 2020

I have made some bitty baby clothes for both our granddaughters. I like the blonde blue eyed Babies and twins, because they are like my granddaughters except twins are missing the mop of curled. I would love a set of black twins because I think they are so Very cute

Heidi Mittiga
Heidi Mittiga

July 02, 2020

My DIL is mixed dace, so I would choose the dRk skinned twins shown at the very beginning.

Susan M
Susan M

July 02, 2020

The twins win my vote.

Cathy
Cathy

July 02, 2020

The blond bitty baby twins. So cute with the pig tails.

Debra Miller
Debra Miller

July 02, 2020

I love the light skin, blonde, blue eyed twins who remind me of my grandchildren. They are 1 year apart, boy and girl, and are adorable. What a great article. I never knew all the differences between the many types of Bitty Babies and Twins. Thanks.

Marietta
Marietta

July 02, 2020

The older one with the molded hair is my favorite

Barbara
Barbara

July 02, 2020

I like the boy twin. My granddaughters have a new baby sister but one wanted a brother. This would be a perfect gift for her.

Jericca
Jericca

July 01, 2020

I love the light skinned brunette Bitty Babies the most, they remind me of my two daughters when they were newborns! 💛

SUSAN
SUSAN

July 01, 2020

my favorite was the brunette bitty baby with blue eyes unfortunately it is no longer made

Julie
Julie

July 01, 2020

All of the Bitty Babies are adorable! I would love to win any one of them!

Sharon
Sharon

July 01, 2020

All of them are so cute! Very hard to chose.

Gail Beam
Gail Beam

July 01, 2020

Our one grandson and granddaughter each got a biitty baby which they enjoyed immensely when they were young. .Our granddaughters both got The American girl dolls when they were a little bigger and loved them too.r.

Bev
Bev

July 01, 2020

I love the bitty baby with the blonde pony tails and her twin brother.

Linda
Linda

July 01, 2020

I love the Bitty baby! Going to be getting one for my two year old granddaughter soon as I think she would really enjoy one also! I like that they are so durable for little ones play. My favourites are the dark haired ones!

Diane
Diane

July 01, 2020

So happy to finally have Bitty Baby recognized again! My granddaughter is 5 1/2 now and received her Baby for her fourth birthday. She is a part of our family. I do use AG patterns to make some of her clothes, but there is a distinct shortage of patterns for this beloved doll. We would love to welcome a sister for our Baby Kathleen, named for the dear friend who sent her as a much-loved gift.

Mary Lynn Hutchison
Mary Lynn Hutchison

July 01, 2020

My Bitty Baby is one of the earlier ones with molded light brown hair. Dolly, as my grandkids call her, is a favorite companion when they come for a visit. She’s climbed trees, flown high in the swing, taken wild rides in an old Barbie jeep, and snuggled under a quilt with a sleepy little one.

Cathy
Cathy

July 01, 2020

I have given each of my great-granddaughters a Bitty Baby for their 3rd birthday, and of course had to make clothes for them too!

Pam
Pam

July 01, 2020

Love all the Bitty Babies!

Cora
Cora

July 01, 2020

When my grandson wanted a doll, we got Bitty babies. My daughter bought one and I bought 2 so he had triplets for Christmas. I bought a double stroller and made clothes for the dolls as well as bedding. He still plays with those dolls but Barbie and Ken now is his doll of choice. He wanted a Barbie doll house for Christmas last year and got it and 10 Barbies and Kens. I like the Bitty Babies because they are easier to clothe than some of the other baby dolls.

Dianne Mann
Dianne Mann

July 01, 2020

The bitty girl baby is just what my little granddaughter has been asking for because they look so much alike. They are so real looking!!
Thanks to you and congrats on the wonderful article in the magazine.

josephine swan
josephine swan

July 01, 2020

I have one and would love to have a second

Patricia
Patricia

July 01, 2020

The brown haired bitty boy looks just like my oldest grandcub did as a baby.

Patricia
Patricia

July 01, 2020

The brown haired bitty boy looks just like my oldest grandcub did as a baby.

Dee evans
Dee evans

July 01, 2020

I like the bitch twins. I like dark brown hair, light sin and dark brown eyes.

Nikki
Nikki

July 01, 2020

I love The African American birthstone and African bitty baby too

Vicky Wells
Vicky Wells

July 01, 2020

I adore the red haired bitty baby, my first child had red hair🙂

Moi
Moi

July 01, 2020

I love em all, but the light skin, blonde, blue eyed twins reminds me of my grand-twins

BecCB
BecCB

July 01, 2020

For me Bitty Baby doll #6 is my favourite because its ginger like me!

Wendy
Wendy

July 01, 2020

I love making dill clothes. I have made historical clothes for my mom’s doll and now can make some for my bitty baby. Yay!

Shasta
Shasta

July 01, 2020

The twins are so cute

Lyn K
Lyn K

July 01, 2020

Baby dolls have always been my preferred doll for 60 years. Nice to see Clothes patterns for them.

teresa
teresa

July 01, 2020

I really like the Bitty Twins. Especially the blond ones. Bitty Baby is cute but not my favorite.

Ali
Ali

July 01, 2020

I like the bitty baby with light brown hair mist because the face is cute and there is no hair to untangle.

Louise Simmmons
Louise Simmmons

July 01, 2020

Thought I had it done, I guess not. As I am a grandma who sews doll clothes, and one granddaughter has the bitty baby twins, I’ll say the female bitty baby twin with the light skin brown hair and brown eyes. Now she will have at least one.

Julie
Julie

July 01, 2020

My granddaughter Daphne is just wild about dolls. She would be overjoyed to receive a Bitty Baby of any kind. Good quality dolls that can handle all the love that is given to them.

Carole D
Carole D

July 01, 2020

My favourite are the light skin, brown hair, brown eyes twin! They are all adorable!

Karen
Karen

July 01, 2020

I like the twins the best. And if they happen to have light skin and brown hair, that would really please me.

Karen Martin
Karen Martin

July 01, 2020

I would love to have a Bitty Baby with dark hair and eyes and Asian features. My precious DIL was born in the Philippines.

doris
doris

July 01, 2020

I love em all, but the light skin, blonde, blue eyes reminds me of my own baby, one upon a time.

Karen Martin
Karen Martin

July 01, 2020

I would love to have a Bitty Baby with dark hair and eyes and Asian features. My precious DIL was born in the Philippines.

Louise Simmons
Louise Simmons

July 01, 2020

As a grandma who sews doll clothes, 1 of my granddaughters has the bitty baby twins, so I will say the female bitty baby twin with the light skin, brown hair and brown eyes. This way she will at least have one of the bitty baby’s.

Lori
Lori

July 01, 2020

I love the brown skin/brown eyes

Lisa Crow
Lisa Crow

July 01, 2020

I love the Bitty Twins! All of them, but especially the ones with dark hair and almond eyes. The little girl looks like my daughter as a toddler.

Brenda Rhodes
Brenda Rhodes

July 01, 2020

I love the Bitty Twins and ordered myself a set, wanted the hair rather than the molded hair. I like them because they are younger than the 18" doll. Mine have brown hair.

Donna Cutting
Donna Cutting

July 01, 2020

Any of the Bitty Babies dolls are cute. The blonde one reminds me of my granddaughter.
She loves to plays with dolls and always pretends that she has twins.

Deborah
Deborah

July 01, 2020

Difficult to chose.. love the blonde or light brown blue eyed bitty baby or the light brown hair, blue green hazel light brow eyes, light skin girl twin. Also like the medium dark skin curly haired boy. They are all so cute!

Melissa
Melissa

July 01, 2020

I like them all, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be light skin dark hair—just because that’s what all my human babies looked like. :D

Cheryl R.
Cheryl R.

July 01, 2020

I love the Bitty Twins with light skin, brown hair, brown eyes……although I’d change there eyes to hazel.

Lisa
Lisa

July 01, 2020

The Bitty Baby with dark brown painted on hair reminds me of my childhood doll

Alice Denny
Alice Denny

July 01, 2020

I love them all.

Deb
Deb

July 01, 2020

I love any of the Bitty Babies. I would be easy to make clothes and dress them with no hair to comb later. Headbands to match would be fun to make as well.

Sandy R
Sandy R

July 01, 2020

I like the Bitty Baby with dark hair, dark eyes and medium skin. This is the one my daughter, now grown, received when she was 4.

Carrie Pericola
Carrie Pericola

July 01, 2020

I love the Bitty Twins with light skin, brown hair and brown eyes because she is like my daughter, but the dark skin girl is also really cute!

Marcia
Marcia

July 01, 2020

All the Bitty Babies are so cute! If I absolutely have to pick, I would pick a brunette doll. Also, I have a fondness for the Bitty Twins as I am a twin. But I love the practical play value that the painted hair of the Bitty Baby gives.

Linda Badurek
Linda Badurek

July 01, 2020

I think I saw a Bitty Baby with Red Hair! That would be my current favorite. Between my youngest daughter who was the perfect age when Bitty Babies arrived on the scene and my four granddaughters I believe we have all the other Bitty Babies in the family. I always wanted a red headed baby amd a Bitty Baby with red hair now would be the perfect addition to our family!

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