When D was born we were very conscious that A might feel a bit left out with the new arrival receiving half of her attention from visitors and so many gifts. A has been amazing, welcoming her little sister with literally open arms. But I knew it would break my heart if I heard her ask, “Is it for me?, if a relative brought a present into the house for the baby. So, B and I set about having a few gifts on standby for her over those first few weeks of bringing D home. The highlight of these gifts was sent to us through the blog however – an Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll and accessory set. Read more to find out what is so special about this doll.
Lottie dolls and Finn dolls are a genuinely revolutionary concept in the dolls industry. Made under the premise of the real mind and body of a nine year old, Lottie and Finn break the mould of the Prince and Princess style dolls that we see on the Barbie range and others. “Inspired by real kids”, they are simply a breath of fresh air in the toy box!
A was sent the Autumn Leaves Lottie Doll and
scooter accessory set which are perfect for her. Firstly, Autumn Leaves Lottie dresses exactly like A dresses and secondly she already knows that she’s asking Santa for a scooter at Christmas so Lottie is almost her!
A has really gotten into dolls the last six months and has gathered a collection but between barbie and monster high, dolls are overtly sexual with bodies that look nothing like real life. Clothes and accessories are obscure and oftentimes inappropriate. All of this makes me wonder why I have let these dolls into our house at all.
And along comes Lottie.
A’s exclamation of “oh wow” as soon as she saw Lottie in the box was not only beautiful but told me instantly how much she’d love this doll. And I wasn’t wrong. Of course, she had to be opened straight away and a very distracted A almost missed dinner in favour of her new doll.
The attraction to Lottie Dolls is apparent since the doll is the perfect size for little hands. For parents, the attraction is wider than that as the ethos behind this company aims to keep our children’s minds younger for longer.
The vision behind this doll, which is inspired and created by children themselves, is simply beautiful – to protect childhood
We recognise how precious childhood is. And in the face of growing pressure – from a variety of sources – how short it can be. We dream of a safe and uncomplicated place where kids can be kids, where the great outdoors is there for the exploring, where curiosity-led discoveries are a daily occurrence, where the imagination can run wild and where the only limit is bedtime.Our vision, when we first created Lottie, was to develop a range of dolls that would empower children to be them-selves, to be imaginative and adventurous and – most of all – to have fun. We believe that childhood should be an inclusive place where every child belongs regardless of gender, ethnicity or ability. And we’ve made it our mission to do our bit – no matter how small – to protect childhood. – Lottie
Lottie dolls are made for children, by children and look like children. The doll is designed with the regular child in mind. With specially designed clothes in beautiful colours and fabrics, Lottie easily takes on the personality of your own child. Any parent who has come in contact with these dolls will recommend them, I absolutely guarantee it. I for one, love everything about these dolls and I especially love how much A plays with her and adores her. Lottie is the type of doll you want your children to choose as a rolemodel.
Lottie dolls, based in Donegal, Ireland, have won many awards for the innovative design of their toys. They have many different Lottie and Finn dolls, along with accessory sets, available. All in beautiful, colourful clothes. Lottie is not restrictive to our child’s imagination. She opens up the world to our children to explore sports and ideals that fit out side the box of being a girl. Lottie is not restricted to pink dresses and pointy toes. She is real. She is you. She is me. She is our daughters and our sons.
Giveaway Closed! Congratulations Bridie Furlong, you are the winner!
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