Our Little Lottie Doll: Review & Giveaway


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There are three girls in our house; Jenny (6), Charis (2) and Mummy (?? that would be telling!) That makes for a lot of pink clothing, glittery princess dresses and dolls.

When Jenny asked for a doll for her birthday, I knew just the place to look: Petalina Dolls.

Petalina Dolls

Petalina is an online store entirely dedicated to dolls. Whether you’re after a soft, squishy doll for a newborn, or a sophisticated, poseable doll for a seven year old, Petalina will be able to accommodate you. Their range of accessories and clothes is incredible too.

I knew Jenny wanted a doll, but I was unsure which to get. But Petalina have put some fantastic buying guides together for mums like me who just don’t know where to start. The buying guide for children over 5 suggested that I look for a doll that:

  • Looked like Jenny
  • Was interested in things Jenny liked
  • Had articulated limbs

Reading the guide, I really felt like I was getting some expert advice from someone who truly understood little girls and the importance of role play in their lives at this stage.

Armed with the information, I started browsing the Petalina website and soon came across the Lottie Doll (£18.99).

Lottie Doll School Uniform Sitting Backpack

Lottie Dolls

I instantly fell in love with Lottie. At just a 18cm tall, she is the perfect portable companion!

I love that the Lottie doll is shaped on the proportions of a 9 year old girl. Too often these sorts of dolls have (completely unrealistic) womanly figures and skimpy outfits. But Lottie’s creators, Arklu, wanted to create dolls that promotes healthy body image and celebrates childhood.

This is something I feel passionately about, after my own beautiful girl started questioning her figure aged just 5 years old. I think it’s so important to let children know that they are right just as they are – they don’t need to be more grown up or thinner or wear more makeup.

Lottie Doll School Girl Rucksack Uniform

 

Lottie Doll School Girl Close Up

Looking down the range, the Lottie School Days Doll just jumped out at me. She has big, brown eyes and long, dark hair, just like Jenny. Her school uniform is so cute and for a little girl who loves to play schools, it would, undoubtedly, be a winner!

I am a big believer in letting children role play their experiences; it helps them to process what is going on or think about what might happen. I think the Lottie School Days Doll would be a brilliant toy for any little ones about to start school, or who have to wear glasses. It gives them a chance to explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe environment.

Lottie Doll School Girl Black and White

Superhero Lottie

But the thing that really swung it for me, was when I saw the Lottie Superhero outfit. As I mentioned, Petalina stock lots of accessories and clothing for the different dolls they sell and you can buy the superhero outfit as an extra item.

Lottie doll superhero costume packaging

 

As regular readers will know, Jenny has requested a “Girls Superhero Party” for her birthday. I have been trawling the internet trying to find superhero merchandise that is feminine. Jenny is a girly-girl, but it seems like you can’t be a superhero unless you’re a tomboy! That is wrong on so many levels!

Let’s teach our girls that they can save the world too.

However, Lottie’s superhero outfit is pink and sparkly. She has a glittery mask and golden, winged boots. It was designed by a 6 year old who said that Lottie should inspire children to accept who they are. This fitted perfectly with my sentiments and the way I have been trying to raise my girls.

Lottie doll superhero pose

I am proud to be supporting a company that feels so strongly about raising strong, confident women.

The superhero outfit is just £9.50 from the Petalina website.

 

Lottie Doll Superhero black and white

Lottie Doll Superhero Arm Cape

Lottie Doll Superhero Pose Close

 

Lottie Doll Superhero Cape black and white

If your little one loves pretending to be superhero, you could check out my post on hosting the ultimate superhero party, with lots of hints and tips for making it a day to remember.

Win Your Own Lottie Doll

But I haven’t told you the best news yet…

The lovely people at Arklu have kindly agreed to gift a Lottie School Days Doll and Lottie Superhero Outfit to one Lucy At Home reader!

Yes that’s right! You can:

Win a Lottie Doll and Super Lottie Outfit

Lottie Doll Superhero outfit packaging

These could be yours!

All you need to do is enter the competition via the Rafflecopter Widget to be in with a chance of winning this fabulous prize!

Competition Opens: Mon 6th Feb 2017

Competition Closes: Mon 6th Mar 2017

Please check out the terms and conditions below and GOOD LUCK!

P.S. Love comping? Check out my sunglasses competition for free adult sunglasses worth £50 (prescription lenses included if required)

 

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Terms and conditions

Lottie doll & superhero outfit giveaway

No Purchase Necessary. Giveaway starts Mon 6th Feb 2017 at 00:01 GMT and ends Mon 6th March 2017 at 23:59 GMT. UK entrants only. There can only be one winner. That winner will receive both prizes. Winners will be selected at random using the random winner generator within Rafflecopter. The winner will be contacted by email and their name will be displayed on the giveaway page using the Rafflecopter widget. Where possible, I will also tweet the winner. Winners have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is selected. No cash alternative. Please note that Arklu are responsible for fulfilling this prize and Lucy At Home is not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfil their prizes. I have represented the sponsor with the expectation they will fulfil their prize and in a timely manner. I will only be passing your details on to the sponsor so that they can contact you regarding your prize. I will not share or sell your information and will use any information only for the purpose of contacting the winner. Facebook, Twitter and Google+ are in no way associated with this giveaway.

Disclaimer: I was given a Lottie School Days Doll and Lottie Superhero outfit for the purposes of this review. All opinions are my own. For more info, check out my disclosure policy.

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  1. 6
    jennifer bowen

    what I like abt her is that she is cute and that she has a lot of really and nice things that she comes with this doll is one of the dolls my girl wants to get so please add me in to the giveaway thanks

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      Lucy At Home

      Yes I’m really taken with the whole concept! I think it’s fab to be producing dolls that are “real” and I’m sure a doll with glasses would be a real comfort to a child who wears them too

  2. 18
    Tammymum

    I love the look of these. I absolutely love that the outfit is a super hero outfit and the school girl for that matter. I think my girl is a little young for them but I absolutely love the message. Thanks for joining us at #familyfun x

  3. 20
    Emma

    I’ve not heard of these (relatively new in to this toy buying!!) but my daughters already started showing an interest in dolls so I think I will definitely have a look at these! Love the superhero outfit!! Girls can save the world too! #DreamTeam

  4. 23
    Blake

    My daughter is not quite old enough for these yet! But I love the fact that Lottie dolls have a normal body. I do wish they had some more ‘outrageous’ clothes though, not outrageous as in short skirts or crop tops, but just fun loud stuff, me and my sister loved dressing our dolls up very wild! It was part of the fun and expression. We also had lawyer and teacher etc outfits, but I think it’s also good for kids to be experimental with clothes on a doll! I will be looking into Lottie dolls when my daughter gets older though. #familyfun

  5. 37
    Linda Guest

    I love these dolls because they are realistic is body size and shape and encourage girls that they can be anything they want to be and that gender is no longer a restriction, I wish we had these dolls when I was little. My grand daughter loves dressing up as a superhero and would love this doll.

  6. 39
    Lindsey Stuart

    I love that the Lottie dolls are unique and down to earth looking! I love the little accessories they come with how very cute and sensible too 🙂

  7. 41
    Pauline Dring

    I like the look of the Lottie dolls, much better than Barbie. My Granddaughter Emily is 7 and I know she would love this doll. I have been thinking about buying her one, especially the martial arts Lottie.

  8. 54
    Familytime

    We have a muddy puddles lottie and my favourite thing about them is that they don’t have unrealistic bodies, but I also love that I can find one that reflects my child’s interests (which isn’t being a princess but rather jumping in muddy puddles lol!) . My only criticism is that I find it REALLY hard to put the clothes on and off – they are a bit snug and if lottie was my child id be saying you are growing out your clothes we need to go shopping !

  9. 56
    Rachel Heap

    I have a 4 year old little girl who is mad on dolls, unfortuantely all the Barbie dolls tend to look the same, even now they have made them wider, shorter etc, these look totally different and it is refreshing!

  10. 77
    Sandra Jo Siddall

    I love that she is unique to other dolls like Barbie with a big chest and a short belt lol I love her outfit and it’s great to show girls that they can be Super Heroes just like the boys!

  11. 79
    Anthea Holloway

    I love her because she is almost real and is of school age too which is lovely for children who go to, or are about to go to school.

  12. 87
    Laura Kevlin

    I love that she looks like a child, and with normal proportions. I also like the wide range of outfits and interests which I think is vital for little girls – ‘if you can’t see it, you can’t be it’

  13. 90
    Christine Hobbs

    I love the sentiment that Girls can be Hero’s too and the fact she wears glasses. A wonderful creation in the world of ‘perfect’ Barbie and that ridiculous plastic notion.

  14. 92
    Victoria Allum

    I love the outfits that you can get for her, especially the superhero one. Thank you very much for the chance to win and good luck everyone 🙂

  15. 98
    Victoria Prince

    I love the fact they are just a good old fashioned doll 🙂 that really enable children to use their imagination and go on adventures

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