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Betsy Wetsy was produced with either molded plastic hair, caracul wigs, or brown, blonde, or red plugged hair. It had blue sleep eyes with eyelashes and its arms and legs were jointed. A layette, baby bottles, a plastic bath tub, and other accessories were available.
Effanbee had previously manufactured a similar doll, "Dy-dee," and a patent infringement lawsuit resulted. The judge ruled that drinking and urinating are natural movements and cannot be patented.
The doll was made in several sizes in the 1940s. It saw a spike in popularity in the 1950s.
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