I have a daughter who loves all things dolls and babies. For this reason, I have partnered with Lottie Dolls for this review. All opinions are my own.
Little Miss loves dolls and babies. Last year she asked Santa for a baby doll and this year she has already told me that she will be asking for another doll this year. She has grown up a little more and while she still adores baby dolls she is expanding her interest into Barbie type dolls.
Lottie Dolls were the perfect gift for her. ‘Lottie is fun and educational; an affordable, aspirational ‘pro girl’ doll.’
Lottie’s Key Features:
1. Child-Like Body
Lottie’s body is based on the average proportions of a 9 year old girl, developed alongside academics in the areas of child psychology and nutrition. Lottie represents a healthy view on body image, and is a positive role model.
2. Age Appropriate
Lottie is all about doing many of the activities a real child her age would do, and is not concerned with growing up too quickly. Lottie doesn’t wear make-up, high-heels or jewellery.
3. Ethnically Diverse
Lottie dolls come in a range of diverse eye, hair and skin colours.
4. Relatable #justlikeme
Lottie wears the kind of clothes that kids wear in real-life, whether that is pretty party dresses, hard-wearing clothes and boots to get muddy outdoors, sportswear or fun dress-up costumes! Lottie is doing all the activities that ‘real’ kids do; be they ‘girly’ activities like ballet, or imaginary tea parties, getting muddy outdoors, being sporty and active, as well as robot- building projects, to stargazing and fossil-hunting. Imaginative dress-up play too, whether as a Queen or a pirate or superhero. Lottie represents all the positive, different facets of childhood, without limitation.
5. Tactile Fabric and Hair
Lottie’s hair is made from premium quality Saran, which has a wax component and a silky texture which means it does not tangle or knot. Lottie’s clothing is composed of tactile fabric, with great attention to detail, and has Velcro fastenings, easy to dress and undress.
6. Bendable Knees
Lottie encourages children to be active and outdoorsy, she has bendable knees, and ball socket hips and arms. Lottie’s head can move from side to side, and Lottie can do the splits, all of which help for gymnastics, karate and playing with friends.
7. She’s 18cm tall, and can stand on her own two feet
(always a useful life skill for all girls, big and small!)
My little lady also loves all things animals. So when I saw the Pandora’s Box Lottie and the Biscuit the Beagle Dog accessory set I knew that it would be perfect for her.
Lottie is volunteering at Branksea Animal Shelter, helping to look after the homeless cats and dogs. One day a cardboard box is mysteriously left outside the front door with a hungry and frightened Persian cat inside. They decide to name her Pandora. Unlike the Greek myth, where a box brought unhappiness, here the arrival of Pandora is a cause for joy and fresh hope. Lottie helps to nurse Pandora back to health and make sure that her furry coat is kept clean and fluffy.
I love that not only does each Lottie Doll come with a story but that they are made with real girl’s bodies in mind. Anything that gives a little girl an idea that she can do and be anything that she wants while not using unrealistic bodies is a huge bonus in my book.
Lottie Dolls can be purchased online and at Amazon.