American Girl Bitty Baby Doll

The American Girl Bitty Baby Doll, an infant-sized version of the classic American Girl, was released in 1995 by the Pleasant Company. Designed for children aged three or older, the dolls came with Bitty Bears and small story books. In 2000, Mattel took over production and revamped the doll and accessories several times before discontinuing the line in 2016.

How do Bitty Baby's dimensions compare to the American Girl?

American Girl Bitty Baby dolls are 15 inches long, making them three inches shorter than the American Girl. The chest measures approximately 13 inches and the hips about 13.25. A Bitty Baby wears complete outfits and uses doll accessories specifically sized for this line of baby dolls.

How are Bitty Babies different from other American Girl dolls?

In addition to being shorter than the 18-inch American Girl, the Bitty Baby line has molded hair in contrast to the American Girl's free-flowing locks. The standard American Girl was recommended for children who are eight years old or older, and Bitty Baby was designed for children as young as three. Both dolls have cloth bodies with molded limbs and heads. A line of dolls called Bitty Twins, sets of twins slightly older than the babies, were introduced in 2003. They were discontinued in 2016 and replaced with Wellie-Wishers, 14.5-inch dolls marketed toward children of elementary school age.

What choices are available when buying Bitty Baby dolls?

The last edition of the doll came in skin colours that ranged from fair to dark with a choice of brown, blue, or grey eyes. Molded vinyl hair could be textured or smooth in one of four shades: black, brown, red, or blonde. Bitty Baby also came dressed in a pink onesie and diaper. colour choices and accessories varied over the years with a major revamp in 2013 that replaced Bitty Bear with a plush Wishing Star and introduced a line of full picture books written by Kirby Lawsen and illustrated by Sue Cornelison.

What accessories are available for the Bitty Baby doll?

In addition to a changing array of options over the years, many American Girl accessories such as furniture and books can also be used with Bitty Baby. Accessories sold specifically for the doll include the following:

  • Dresses, sleepwear, swimwear, and play clothes
  • Strollers, cribs, changing tables, rocking chairs, diaper bags, and toys
  • Diapering, feeding, medical supplies, bibs, and blankets
What are the care instructions for the doll?

Bitty Baby should never be submerged in water. Stubborn marks can be removed by applying a paste of baking soda and water, gently rubbing the vinyl body or hair, and rinsing with a wet cloth. For light cleaning, the vinyl body can be wiped with a soft rag and room-temperature water.

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