Other toddlers, not neccessarily just around Barbie and Skipper

The first little baby that Barbie knew, was in the Barbie Baby Sits set in the 60's. This was a cute little yellow haired toddler with blue eyes. Some years later the baby was changed into a little guy (or gal) with glass eyes inserted and rooted hair. This little one came originally in the Sunshine Family, another Mattel production.

In a set called Barbie Loves-to Read she read a storybook for two bigger baby dolls. This doll originated in first the Rosebud baby and then The Heart Family baby twins. The Barbie Li'l Friends is also made with this head- and bodymold. They can be anywhere between 9 months to three years old, since the day Kelly came, they were supposed to be older than her! Imagine that with those baby legs!
The Barbie Li'l Friends had rooted hair until 1995 when Teacher Barbie came to school. She had two pupils in her class in sorted skin- and hair colors and one of them was a little boy with molded hair.

Dr Barbie nursed one-to-three tiny babies depending on which box you found her in. The standard issue had one toddler and in The Career Collection from Toys 'R Us there were three little babies in four (!) different skin tones. Figure that one out!
Just kidding, they were sorted and could be found with any three of these four babies.

Skipper have been baby sitting many little cuties through the years. Most of them have the same bodymold, from the Sunshine baby, but the headmolds originated in The Heart Family (the New Arrival baby) with slighter changes in the heads, with new hairstyles for instance. The first ones had molded hair and could be taken for a boy or girl without their diapers. The 1994 Baby Sitter Skipper nursed three little girls with molded hair in three colors and on top a long rooted ponytail. These were secretly called Melody dressed in yellow, Nikki in pink and Kelly in mint green. You got their names revealed by dipping a bag in water so their named bibs appeared. Skipper is getting more and more popular as a babysitter in Willows - in 1999 you can see her with four tiny toddlers.

In 1999 the Roberts family got even bigger when new baby sister Krissy made her appearance. She is a cute li'l baby with a new head- as well as body-mold. 

Midge also gets a new family with her husband Alan. Son Ryan and new born baby, later known as Nikki appears in 2002. In 2003 Midge and Alan also a new baby and Nikki turns 1 year old and celebrates it with her three new Baby Friends. Pediatrician Barbie helps them to the world and as a baby doc she also has a baby in her box. All the Happy Family dolls comes in AA or Cacuasian versions, but for the three separate Baby Friends.

Check this page to compare head and/or body molds of different brand's toddlers and here for all the Krissy- and baby bodies.


Dolls are not in chronological order - or any other particular order for that matter...

The Sunshine and Happy Families had this cute baby with inserted glass eyes and rooted hair.

This is the black Happy Family baby Hun. Such a darling! Look at that chin!

Sunshine Family baby sculpt
Marked 1973
Body marked 1973

Sears Special Edition Barbie Baby Sits from 1974 has blonde hair. My baby is a bit frizzy but still cute as a button!
 

Sunshine Family baby sculpt
Marked 1973
Body marked 1973

 



Barbie Baby Sits from 1963

No markings.

 

Rosebud doll, A Baby Darling Rose, 1977. This is the face later used for the Heart babies and friends and all the "Barbie Li'l Friends" dolls

Rosebud headmold 1
Marked 1976



Rosebud doll, A Scarlet Gem Rose, 1977

Rosebud headmold 2
Marked 1976

Rosebud doll, Baby Bettina, 1978. This is the only black Rosebud doll (small size). From 1978, the dolls didn't have a rose name.

Rosebud headmold 2
Marked 1976



Rosebud doll, A Baby Gold Star Rose, 1977

Rosebud headmold 3
Marked 1976

The Teacher Barbie came with two kids in all ethnicities, a girl with long hair (same as above) and this new boy with molded hair.

Rosebud headmold with molded hair
Marked 1995

 



Barbie Li'l Friend 1994

Rosebud headmold
Marked 1976

 

Barbie Li'l Friend 1994

Rosebud headmold
Marked 1976

 



This particular baby was part of a 3-pack Cool Career fashion set marked 1995. 
The pink shade on cheeks and chin shows more on the photo than on the baby.

Head mark 1985
Body mark 1973

In 1999 AA Cool Sitter Skipper was babysitting this little girl along with three more babies.

Head mark 1985
Body mark 1973

 



Ac ouple of cute ethnic babies that I had to slip in between the two molds. This is Baby Blue Feather that came along with his big sister American Indian Barbie from the American Heritage Collection.

Head mark 1985
Body mark 1973

 

And another little niece, this baby comes with the Peruvian Barbie.

Head mark 1993
Body mark 1973



This is one of three little darlings that Baby Sitter Skipper looked after in 1995, called Kelly.

Head mark 1993
Body mark 1973

 

Same molds in both versions. This baby is called Nikki according to her secret and revealed name on the box.

Head mark 1993
Body mark 1973



Baby Sister Krissy is a darling li'l baby. 

Stroll'n Play 3-in-1-Fun Barbie & Krissy 2001 Gift Set

Krissy headmold
Marked 1998

Baby Sister Krissy comes in AA too. 

Baby Layette Krissy is dressed in a Kelly bee costume.

Krissy headmold
Marked 1998

 



Baby Sister Krissy got a friend in 2002. 

Stroll'n Play 3-in-1-Fun Barbie & Krissy 2001 Gift Set

Doll belongs to my daughter Elin.

Krissy headmold
Marked 1998



No picture at the moment
Midge and Alan's baby girl released in 2003 was even tinier than Krissy! 

Happy Family baby girl

HF baby headmold
Marked

Midge and Alan's itty bitty baby girl also came in an AA version.

Happy Family baby girl AA

HF baby headmold
No marking on head.
Body is marked 02
 

Click here to see a compare with a few other Mattel baby dolls.

 

No picture at the moment
One year passed since Nikki was born and yet another kid sees the day of light! 

Happy Family baby

HF baby headmold
Marked

No picture at the moment
The second baby of Midge and Alan of course came as AA too.

Happy Family baby AA

HF baby headmold
No marking on head.
Body is marked 02
 

 

Nikki's first birthday! 

Happy Family Birthday Nikki

baby Nikki headmold
Marked 2003
(body also marked 2003)

No picture at the moment
Nikki's first birthday! 

Happy Family Birthday Nikki AA

baby Nikki headmold
Marked 2003
 

 

Nikki's friends comes to celebrate her first birthday! 

Happy Family Neighboorhood
Baby Friends kid

baby Nikki headmold
Marked 2003

Nikki's friends comes to celebrate her first birthday! (boy or a girl?)

Happy Family Neighboorhood
Baby Friends AA kid

baby Nikki headmold
Marked 2003
 

 

Nikki's friends comes to celebrate her first birthday! 

Happy Family Neighboorhood
Baby Friends Asian kid

baby Nikki headmold
Marked 2003

 

 

 

You can see more Li'l Friends pictures here


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