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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

 


49 Comments

Tamboliya
Tamboliya

July 01, 2020

The blonde, blue-eyed, fair skinned ones are my favorite twins.

Heather
Heather

July 01, 2020

Bitty Baby with the painted hair is better for my young daycare children.

C.pearson
C.pearson

July 01, 2020

Brown hair , brown eyes, just like my grandaughter.

Sylvia
Sylvia

July 01, 2020

Bitty Baby is one of my favorites because she is my granddaughter’s favorite. She loves her Bitty Baby and I have made many outfits for her doll. We both love baby dolls

Cindy
Cindy

July 01, 2020

They are very cute I can’t pick a favorite!Thank you very much for the giveaways!

Bridgette
Bridgette

July 01, 2020

All of the bitty babies are so cute!Thank you for the chance to win this doll !

Bridgette
Bridgette

July 01, 2020

I like all of the bitty babies! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Maureen Fry
Maureen Fry

July 01, 2020

I like the twins with brown hair!

Karen L
Karen L

July 01, 2020

My favorite bib th baby are the blond twins as they look almost exactly like my twin grandchildren.

Julie
Julie

July 01, 2020

Bitty Twins with brown hair and brown eyes, fair skin are so cute. I love to sew for my Bitty Baby!

Judith Martinez
Judith Martinez

July 01, 2020

I like the bitty twins with the dark hair, medium skin, and dark eyes.

Laurie
Laurie

July 01, 2020

Any Bitty Baby will do! Thanks for the chance to win!

Charissa
Charissa

July 01, 2020

Wonderful dolls! All my girls have the and they bought me a set of twins. I like the little boys curly locks!

Jennifer ODonnell
Jennifer ODonnell

July 01, 2020

I love them all. I enjoy finding vintage Bitty things for my daughter’s Bitty Baby.

Rabbit
Rabbit

July 01, 2020

I like the blonde twins.

Pam Purtle
Pam Purtle

July 01, 2020

I was disappointed they discontinued the Bitty Twins. I just wish they had a brunette with blue eyes.

June
June

July 01, 2020

I like the Bitty Twins with light skin, brown hair and brown eyes. Reminds me of my grandkids.

Jayne
Jayne

July 01, 2020

Brunette twins.

Lynn
Lynn

July 01, 2020

My favorites are the blond Bitty Twins.

Patty
Patty

July 01, 2020

They are all adorable!!🥰

Penny
Penny

July 01, 2020

Love the twins! I played with dolls into my teens and was ecstatic when I got my first “ floppy babydoll” that was like a real baby! And I was 12 at the time- almost too old for baby dolls – but I loved her. Now as an “old lady” I can embrace my inner child and make doll clothes for my grandchildren and play with dolls again! Would love twins with blond hair as my sons were all blonds. And boy dolls as they get overlooked!

Susie
Susie

July 01, 2020

I could never pick a favorite doll! I don’t have one of the twins, but would have to say I would pick one of the girl twins. I can picture myself dressing her and putting in pigtails!

Heidi Brown
Heidi Brown

July 01, 2020

I love the twins with the cute wigs. Maybe because I have twins! They are all darling. When I was a child, my favorite doll was my baby doll.

MAUREEN A
MAUREEN A

June 30, 2020

I like the bitty twins with the light skin and brown hair.

Jennifer
Jennifer

June 30, 2020

I like the light skin, dark hair and eyes. They look like my daughter.

Victoria
Victoria

June 30, 2020

We love bitty babies!! They have so much play value! We are hige fans!

Tracy
Tracy

June 30, 2020

I love the brown haired twins!

Patricia Naqvi
Patricia Naqvi

June 30, 2020

I have to say that it is very hard to pick a favorite. I never met a baby doll that I didn’t like. I suppose if made to chose I would pick #2. I just love their curly hair. Especially those little pony tails on the little girl. Thanks for the nice article. I have always noticed that the 18 inch dolls patterns could be “made” to fit lots of baby dolls. Fun to make all the patterns work for other dolls.

Carol L
Carol L

June 30, 2020

I like the Bitty Twins with the light skin and brown hair.

Kathy
Kathy

June 30, 2020

I love the bitty twins with the brown hair and eyes and the light skin. The boy looks like my great grandson to me. :-)

Jo
Jo

June 30, 2020

I like the light skinned bitty twins with brown hair and brown eyes

Darby Darby
Darby Darby

June 30, 2020

I like the baby with the blond and light skin. So cute.

Lynn
Lynn

June 30, 2020

Love the twins and would love to have #4. I want to see more boys clothing and really think the twins are adorable love to do matching outfits.

Lynn
Lynn

June 30, 2020

Love the twins and would love to have #4. I want to see more boys clothing and really think the twins are adorable love to do matching outfits.

Sherril
Sherril

June 30, 2020

I have a couple of the original Bitty Babies that I have picked up second hand. I actually prefer the older ones over the ones with hair.

Kathy
Kathy

June 30, 2020

I have a blonde set of twins and the single Baby. They are fun to sew for but I wish there were more patterns for the boys lol.

Lita
Lita

June 30, 2020

I have a set of the Bitty Twin blondies. Sure would like a baby.

sheila
sheila

June 30, 2020

they are sooo cute and cuddly!

Amy
Amy

June 30, 2020

I have had multiple bitty babies over the years and my favorite was a blonde with blue eyes. The doll had been “baptized” many times over as she was used to teach students at a Catholic school about being baptized! Never once did the water touch the doll’s eyes or cloth body, but she did come back very clean and smelling good!

Maria L Badani
Maria L Badani

June 30, 2020

medium skin, dark brown hair, brown eye twins are my favorites

mami2jcn
mami2jcn

June 30, 2020

Bitty Baby #3 is really sweet.

S.C.
S.C.

June 30, 2020

I love the dark skin curly haired 👩🏽‍🦱 bitty twins!!!

Debbie
Debbie

June 30, 2020

I like the Bitty Baby with dark hair and brown eyes, lighter skin the best although I love them all!

Kimberly Chidsey
Kimberly Chidsey

June 29, 2020

I like #4 because she looks like my daughters when they were babies.

Heidi
Heidi

June 29, 2020

The Bitty Twins with the light skin, brown hair, and brown eyes.

kathy m.
kathy m.

June 29, 2020

my favorite has alway beethe biity twin with the pig tail

kathy
kathy

June 29, 2020

I love the Bitty Twins with brown hair.

Christine
Christine

June 29, 2020

My favorite set is the BItty Twin boy and girl with brunette hair.

Sylvia
Sylvia

June 29, 2020

I love all the Bitty Twin dolls but not fond of Bitty Baby. Gotz have some the same size as well that are so cute!

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