yesterday's Bitty Baby post). Little girls everywhere will be delighted because now they have more ways than ever to find the perfect childhood companion and friend. American Girl sent me a Bitty Baby from their new collection to review, and as promised, here is my post with more photos:
Bitty Baby is a 15-inch doll, slightly smaller than the average newborn. Ours has fair skin, blue eyes and fair hair, but there are 11 dolls to choose from, each with a different skin tone, hair color, and eye color combination. The eyes close when the doll is lying down, and open when the doll is sitting or standing up.
Baby Bitty's signature sleeper has been revamped. It is now long sleeved, with a kimono-style wrap front that I adore. The floral print on white background is really sweet, but I always worry about white -- I'm sure it will get stained eventually! Fortunately the material is knit cotton, so any stains will probably wash out easily.
Check out the ruffle details on the cuffs and neckline!
Bitty Baby also comes with a velcro-tab diaper that little girls can easily undo and put back on again.
Bitty Baby comes with a keepsake star toy in a little pink box (note: the little bunny and bear in the photo are not included; they are just props!).
The box has a sweet inspirational quote on the bottom.
You can find Bitty Baby dolls online at AmericanGirl.com and at all American Girl stores. The basic doll-and-book set costs $55. Yes, you can buy baby dolls for half that price, maybe even a third, but Bitty Baby is really high quality and has the potential to be a cherished keepsake. I really wish I had known about American Girl and Bitty Baby when The Pea was a toddler. She did have a couple of baby dolls, but they quickly lost limbs and eyes. I would much rather have given her a high quality doll that she could have played with and cherished (probably even 2 dolls, since she wasn't even 3 years old when the twins were born) ... and once she had outgrown the doll, she could have stored it and kept it until it was time to give the doll to her own little girl!
Disclosure: I received a sample doll for review purposes. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.