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Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies is the 52nd book in The Baby-Sitters Club series by Ann M. Martin.

Back Cover Summary[]

Mary Anne can't stop thinking about babies. First she starts baby-sitting for a pair of adorable baby twins. Then she and Dawn decide it would be great to have a little baby brother or sister of their own. But Mary Anne learns that taking care of a baby is a big responsibility when she and Logan have to play pretend parents to an egg "baby" for a special class at school. "Sammie," their egg, has to be watched all the time, and Mary Anne and Logan barely have time to breathe. Taking care of a "baby" isn't all it's cracked up to be!


Mary Anne and Logan are "married" in their modern living class, the assignment is to plan a budget and pretend to be parents to an "egg" baby, which they name "Samantha". Logan and Mary Anne fight, but make up then write a thirty-two page report on their experience.


  • Mary Anne and Logan Bruno (Baby Samantha, is an editorial assistant)
  • Kristy and Alan Gray (Baby Izzy became a car mechanic)
  • Stacey and Austin Bentley (Baby Bobby went to teach high school history)
  • Dawn and Aaron Albright (Baby Skip went to medical school)
  • Angela and Kevin (Baby Cathy, got lost at the park)
  • Miles and Shawna (unnamed baby)
  • Zoe and Tarik


The baby-sitters bring their eggs to sitting jobs. Linny, Hannie, and Sari take care of Izzy. The Pike Family wants to pretend to be parents also and play house.

Stacey babysits Karen's classmate, Bobby Gianelli, and his sister Alicia. She also brings her egg, which is also named Bobby. The family is a new client of the BSC.

Mary Anne and Dawn want a younger sibling, especially a sister. Mary Anne's favorite girl names are Tara, Charity, Adele, Frannie, Lizzie, Margaret, Bea, and then Will for a boy. Dawn's favorite boy name is Douglas. Their parents tell them that it’s not going to happen. The girls change their minds after the Modern Living class, and their parents say that they still don’t want another child. They say the sisters can get another pet, but they decline.


Mary Anne and Dawn's Family

BSC Members





Pop Culture and Real-Life References[]

  • Humpty Dumpty
  • The Telltale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
  • Kodak

Continuity and Inconsistencies[]



  • Dawn and Mary Anne aren't in the same homeroom anymore, despite them sharing in previous books.
  • Despite being depicted as fairly intelligent in Claudia and the Middle School Mystery, Shawna Riverson is written to be more airhead like in this book.
  • Mary Anne recalls a time when Jamie refused to go to sleep, implying she was his sitter. This happened in The Ghost at Dawn's House, but Claudia was the sitter. But she probably read about it in the notebook.
  • Stacey says Bobby and Alicia are known to have dark brown hair, and olive skin, but on the covers of the BSLS books, Bobby is shown to have brown hair and white skin.

Ann M. Martin's Dear Reader Letter[]

Dear Reader,

In Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies, the members of the Baby-sitters Club take care of many infants. If you are going to baby-sit for an infant, it is important to be prepared. Baby-sitting for an infant is very different from sitting for an older child. You might think it will be easy because you don’t have to entertain an infant. Wrong! If you’re going to sit for an infant, there’s a lot you need to know.

Babies can’t tell you what they need, so you have to be prepared. In fact, don’t be surprised if parents with a new baby don’t call you right away with a sitting job. There’s a good chance they may ask a sitter who’s older, or even an adult.

A good way to show clients that you are capable of taking care of a new baby is to take an infant care course. Check with the Red Cross or the Y in your community to see if they offer such a course. When I was thirteen, I took a course at my church. Another way to learn how to take care of a baby is to start out as a parent’s helper — helping out while the mom or dad is at home. Believe me, they’ll welcome the help!


  • The Shillaber Twins parents are divorced, and their mother had a baby shortly before this book.
  • Stamford is confirmed to be the nearest city to Stoneybrook in this book.
  • Stacey mentions when she was five, she was terrified of pigeons.
  • Mary Anne and Logan write a 32 page report.
  • Byron shows his nicer side when he agrees to be a pretend egg parent with Vanessa. While Adam refuses to pair up and Jordan was talked into being paired with Margo.
  • This is the first appearance of the Gianelli Family in the main series and new clients. They would later return in Mary Anne and Camp BSC.
    • Stacey says Bobby and Alicia are known to have dark hair, and dark skin, but on the covers of the BSLS books, Bobby is shown to have brown hair and white skin.
  • This is the last appearance of the Salem Family in the series she first appeared in Kristy and the Baby Parade.
  • Stoneybrook's real estate is high with an apartment being anywhere from two thousand to eight hundred dollars a month.
  • The Salem family calls the BSC fairly regularly.
  • Mary Anne's favorite girl names are Tara, Charity, Adele, Frannie, Lizzie, Margaret, Bea, and then Will for a boy.
    • Dawn's favorite boy name is Douglas
    • Jessi's is Mary Rose
  • Mary Anne has a purse that doesn't zip.
  • Logan slings his backpack around.
  • Stoneybrook Elementary School hosts a parents night.
  • The Bruno family has a word processor.
  • The next class is health.
  • This book’s working title was likely Mary Anne's Babies on her bookmark.
  • Claudia’s partner for the baby project isn’t said, and her baby’s name weren’t mentioned. Her baby was a boy, though.
  • Kristy talks to Alan on the phone at her job with the Papadakises. But it’s a club rule that the babysitters don’t use the phone while sitting for social calls.


Baby-Sitters Club Books
The Summer Before | #1 Kristy's Great Idea | #2 Claudia and the Phantom Phone Calls | #3 The Truth About Stacey | #4 Mary Anne Saves the Day | #5 Dawn and the Impossible Three | #6 Kristy's Big Day | #7 Claudia and Mean Janine | #8 Boy-Crazy Stacey | #9 The Ghost at Dawn's House | #10 Logan Likes Mary Anne! | #11 Kristy and the Snobs | #12 Claudia and the New Girl | #13 Good-bye Stacey, Good-bye | #14 Hello, Mallory | #15 Little Miss Stoneybrook... and Dawn | #16 Jessi's Secret Language | #17 Mary Anne's Bad-Luck Mystery | #18 Stacey's Mistake | #19 Claudia and the Bad Joke | #20 Kristy and the Walking Disaster | #21 Mallory and the Trouble with Twins | #22 Jessi Ramsey, Pet-sitter | #23 Dawn on the Coast | #24 Kristy and the Mother's Day Surprise | #25 Mary Anne and the Search for Tigger | #26 Claudia and the Sad Good-bye | #27 Jessi and the Superbrat | #28 Welcome Back, Stacey! | #29 Mallory and the Mystery Diary | #30 Mary Anne and the Great Romance | #31 Dawn's Wicked Stepsister | #32 Kristy and the Secret of Susan | #33 Claudia and the Great Search | #34 Mary Anne and Too Many Boys | #35 Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook | #36 Jessi's Baby-Sitter | #37 Dawn and the Older Boy | #38 Kristy's Mystery Admirer | #39 Poor Mallory! | #40 Claudia and the Middle School Mystery | #41 Mary Anne vs. Logan | #42 Jessi and the Dance School Phantom | #43 Stacey's Emergency | #44 Dawn and the Big Sleepover | #45 Kristy and the Baby Parade | #46 Mary Anne Misses Logan | #47 Mallory on Strike | #48 Jessi's Wish | #49 Claudia and the Genius of Elm Street | #50 Dawn's Big Date | #51 Stacey's Ex-Best Friend | #52 Mary Anne + 2 Many Babies | #53 Kristy for President | #54 Mallory and the Dream Horse | #55 Jessi's Gold Medal | #56 Keep Out, Claudia! | #57 Dawn Saves the Planet | #58 Stacey's Choice | #59 Mallory Hates Boys (and Gym) | #60 Mary Anne's Makeover | #61 Jessi and the Awful Secret | #62 Kristy and the Worst Kid Ever | #63 Claudia's Freind Friend | #64 Dawn's Family Feud | #65 Stacey's Big Crush | #66 Maid Mary Anne | #67 Dawn's Big Move | #68 Jessi and the Bad Baby-sitter | #69 Get Well Soon, Mallory! | #70 Stacey and the Cheerleaders | #71 Claudia and the Perfect Boy | #72 Dawn and the We Love Kids Club | #73 Mary Anne and Miss Priss | #74 Kristy and the Copycat | #75 Jessi's Horrible Prank | #76 Stacey's Lie | #77 Dawn and Whitney, Friends Forever | #78 Claudia and Crazy Peaches | #79 Mary Anne Breaks the Rules | #80 Mallory Pike, No. 1 Fan | #81 Kristy and Mr. Mom | #82 Jessi and the Troublemaker | #83 Stacey vs. the BSC | #84 Dawn and the School Spirit War | #85 Claudia Kishi, Live From WSTO! | #86 Mary Anne and Camp BSC | #87 Stacey and the Bad Girls | #88 Farewell, Dawn | #89 Kristy and the Dirty Diapers | #90 Welcome to the BSC, Abby! | #91 Claudia and the First Thanksgiving | #92 Mallory's Christmas Wish | #93 Mary Anne and the Memory Garden | #94 Stacey McGill, Super Sitter | #95 Kristy + Bart = ? | #96 Abby's Lucky Thirteen | #97 Claudia and the World's Cutest Baby | #98 Dawn and Too Many Sitters | #99 Stacey's Broken Heart | #100 Kristy's Worst Idea | #101 Claudia Kishi, Middle School Dropout | #102 Mary Anne and the Little Princess | #103 Happy Holidays, Jessi | #104 Abby's Twin | #105 Stacey the Math Whiz | #106 Claudia, Queen of the Seventh Grade | #107 Mind Your Own Business, Kristy! | #108 Don't Give Up, Mallory! | #109 Mary Anne to the Rescue | #110 Abby the Bad Sport | #111 Stacey's Secret Friend | #112 Kristy and the Sister War | #113 Claudia Makes Up Her Mind | #114 The Secret Life of Mary Anne Spier | #115 Jessi's Big Break | #116 Abby and the Best Kid Ever | #117 Claudia and the Terrible Truth | #118 Kristy Thomas, Dog Trainer | #119 Stacey's Ex-Boyfriend | #120 Mary Anne and the Playground Fight | #121 Abby in Wonderland | #122 Kristy in Charge | #123 Claudia's Big Party | #124 Stacey McGill... Matchmaker? | #125 Mary Anne in the Middle | #126 The All-New Mallory Pike | #127 Abby's Un-Valentine | #128 Claudia and the Little Liar | #129 Kristy at Bat | #130 Stacey's Movie | #131 The Fire at Mary Anne's House
Super Specials
#1 Baby-sitters on Board! | #2 Baby-sitters' Summer Vacation | #3 Baby-sitters' Winter Vacation | #4 Baby-sitters' Island Adventure | #5 California Girls! | #6 New York, New York! | #7 Snowbound | #8 Baby-sitters at Shadow Lake | #9 Starring the Baby-sitters Club #10 Sea City, Here We Come! | #11 The Baby-sitters Remember | #12 Here Come the Bridesmaids! | #13 Aloha, Baby-sitters! | #14 BSC in the USA | #15 Baby-sitters' European Vacation
Portrait Collection
Stacey's Book | Claudia's Book | Dawn's Book | Mary Anne's Book | Kristy's Book | Abby's Book
The Baby-Sitters Club Notebook (1987) | The Baby-Sitters Club Postcard Book (1991) | Trivia & Puzzle Fun Book (1992) | Ann M. Martin: The Story of the author of the Baby-sitters Club (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Guide to Babysitting (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Chain Letter (1993) | The Baby-Sitters Club Secret Santa (1994) | Audio Books on Cassette Tape (1994-5) | BSC Movie Novelization (1995) | The Complete Guide to the Baby-Sitters Club (1996) | Autograph Book (1998) | BSC Graphic Novels (2006-present) | We Are the Baby-Sitters Club: Essays and Artwork from Grown-Up Readers (2021) | Welcome to Stoneybrook: A Guided Journal (2021) | The Official Coloring Book (2023)