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Is Ember Roloff A Little Person?

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Is Ember Roloff a little person? There is no doubt that the babies of Little People, Big World are adorable. Jackson, son of Tori and Zach, will turn one on May 12. Ember, the daughter of Audrey and Jeremy, is eight months old. The two babies are the latest generation of stars in TLC's reality series about the family. 

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A post shared by Amy Roloff (@amyjroloff) on Mar 12, 2018 at 11:28pm PDT

The father of the family Matt Roloff has a condition known as Diastophic Dysplasia dwarfism while mother Amy has Achondroplasia, a different type of dwarfism. In both cases the conditions cause short stature as well as other characteristics. Their kids are not all little people. While son Zach also has Achondroplasia, his twin brother Jeremy is of average height. The younger children Molly and Jacob are also of average height. Dwarfism can be passed down genetically, though non-dwarf parents give birth to children with dwarfism and vice versa.

When the younger Roloff couples announced that they were going to have babies, the world was curious about if the babies would be little people as well.

Are Ember or Jackson Little people? Here's what you need to know about both of the Roloff babies:

1. The babies are close in age.

The two babies are less than a year apart in age and their moms Audrey and Tori enjoyed sharing the experience of being pregnant at the same time. 

2. Zach and Tori discussed the question on the show.

Zach and Tori talked about finding out both the gender and whether their child would have any type of dwarfism while they were expecting.


3. Jeremy and Audrey talk about it as well.

Jeremy and Audrey discussed the genetic circumstances that could result in a baby with dwarfism as well.

4. Only one baby is a little person, though.

Shortly after welcoming baby Jackson on May 12, 2017, Tori and Zach also revealed their little boy has Achondroplasia, just like his father and grandmother. They had known since a pregnancy ultrasound at 34 weeks but only told family at that time. 


A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on May 14, 2017 at 4:24pm PDT

5. Being a Little Person isn't the only thing Jackson has in common with Zach.

Tori posted this adorable "Like father, like son" post of the two of them and it's just adorable.


A post shared by Tori Roloff (@toriroloff) on Jan 20, 2018 at 11:13am PST

6. Ember joined the family in September.

Audrey and Jeremy welcomed their daughter 4 months later and, as expected, she wasn't a little person even though Jackson was.

7. Baby Ember reps her mom's clothing line.

Audrey has a line of inspirational shirts and other gear with the slogan "Always More". Ember models the onsies on Insta.

8. Jackson gets in on the 'Always More' action too

Promoting projects is a family affair in the Roloff clan.

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9. They both love Grandma Amy.

Scroll through for all the cute shots of Amy with her two grandchildren.


A post shared by Amy Roloff (@amyjroloff) on Mar 23, 2018 at 9:53am PDT

10. They love Grandpa Matt, too.

Even though Matt and Amy are divorced, there's no split in how much they each love the babies.


A post shared by Matt Roloff (@mattroloff) on Jan 25, 2018 at 9:17pm PST

The Roloffs continue to show us all that height isn't the measure of a person. This family looks to have many happy years to come. Congrats to the next generation of Roloffs!

Rebekah Kuschmider is a DC area writer with a background in non-profit management and advocacy Her work has been seen at Ravishly, Babble, Scary Mommy, The Mid, Redbook online, and The Broad Side. She is the creator of the blog Stay at Home Pundit and is a contributor the book Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox . She is a cohost of the weekly political podcast The More Perfect Union.