Lottie doll review. Have you heard of these little dolls that come with charming accessories? Learn why we love these dolls for pretend play.
I discovered Lottie dolls this summer, and immediately fell in love. I was thrilled by the offer to review and run a giveaway for the company. US readers, I’ve also got a special discount just for you, this week! The girls and I are also taking over the official Lottie Doll Instagram account this week – check it out!
I LOVED dolls as a kid, and as a result I have very particular things I look for in dolls for my own children.
What to Look for in a Doll for Pretend Play
These are the traits I look for in dolls for my kids:
- Easy to play with.
- Easy to hold and carry around.
- Comes with accessories AND inspires kids to make accessories.
- Inspires my child to create positive scenarios for the doll. This is pretty intangible, but I suspect most parents could easily identify which dolls on a shelf inspire positive stories and which ones inspire demanding or even cruel story lines.
- Leaves plenty of room for children to create their own identity for the doll. I don’t mind if the doll has their own story, but it shouldn’t be such a HUGE piece of who they are that children feel “stuck” with that storyline.
Lottie dolls are fully jointed, complete with bendable knees. I love that they look like children! These dolls are modeled after a nine-year-old girl’s body.
Our Lottie Doll Review
All three of my girls – aged 11, 8, and 5 years old – fell in love with these dolls as soon as they saw them. I let them each choose which doll to review. Five-year-old Anna picked the Autumn Leaves Lottie doll. Eight-year-old Lily picked the Forest Friends Lottie Doll. Eleven-year-old Emma picked the Pandora’s Box Lottie doll.
My girls were so excited to see these dolls when we got back from our summer road trip! They immediately started taking them on all sorts of adventures. I find these dolls somewhere new every day. This week, you’ll be able to keep up with their adventures on the official Lottie Dolls Instagram!
This is Lily’s:
Lily has gotten the most into the Lottie doll crafting. See the tiny little bag she made using aluminum foil and washi tape? She made a larger matching bag for herself, and she plans to make some clothes soon.
Lottie Dolls Giveaway – Open Worldwide!
I’m excited to share that one of my readers – living ANYWHERE in the world – can select one of these three dolls to win! Please note that, if you enter, your email addresses will be shared with the Lottie Dolls company. They will not be shared with any other organization, but please don’t enter if you are not okay with your email address being shared. Fill out the rafflecopter form below to enter.
US Readers: You Get a Discount!
US readers, Lottie Dolls has a a 20% off code for you for just this week, which you can also share with friends and family! It will be activated for USA customers for purchases over $20 and is MARYANNE20.
You can choose one of these three dolls for the giveaway:
Which Lottie doll do you like best? Do your kids love dolls for pretend play? Share your doll inspired play on my Facebook page, or tag me on Instagram. Sign up for my newsletter to receive more crafts, kids’ activities, and parenting tips in your inbox every week.