Betsy Wetsy was a doll created by the Ideal Toy Company of New York, starting in the 1950s. Ideal Toy Company was founded as Ideal Novelty and Toy Company in New York in 1907 by Morris and Rose Michtom after they had invented the Teddy bear New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive She was given her name because her mouth was open and, when her "mommy" inserted her bottle to feed her, the liquid came out the other end, giving "mommy" experience in changing diapers. Betsy Wetsy, or "Little Miss Betsy Wetsy" as it read on the box in the 50s, was made in 8 inch, 13 inch, and 22 inch varieties. Some had hair that was part of the plastic of the doll's head, while others had plugged hair in brown, blond, or red. Plastic is the general common term for a wide range of synthetic or semisynthetic organic solid materials suitable for the manufacture of industrial products A made-in-China version of the Betsy Wetsy was reissued in the late 1980s by Ideal to boost sales, but it never reached the success of the original. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Ideal Toy Company was founded as Ideal Novelty and Toy Company in New York in 1907 by Morris and Rose Michtom after they had invented the Teddy bear
Betsy Wetsy was first produced by Ideal in 1934, named for the daughter of Abraham Katz, the head of the Ideal Doll Company. Effanbee had earlier produced a similar doll, "Dy-dee," and a suit resulted over patent infringement. Supposedly, the judge ruled that drinking and wetting are natural movements and no patent can cover these. Anyhow, Ideal produced Betsy Wetsy in 1934, revised her heavily in the late 1930's, and produced her in many sizes in the 30's and 40's. Materials used in production changed with improved technology. There were also Black versions of Betsy Wetsy in these early years.