Our family's love for Lottie dolls runs long and deep, ever since I spent countless hours hunting through the interwebzzzz for an alternative to Barbie - and was shocked to find there was hardly any! I finally came across the sweet and spunky Lottie doll, and gleefully bought one for Lily as a very special reward (for when she stopped sucking her thumb!). We have been fan girls ever since!
Lottie's age appropriate clothes, relatable activities and child-like body won this mama's heart, in a world where the sexualisation of 'children's toys' seems to run rife (I'm looking at you, Bratz Dolls). Lottie can stand on her own two feet (a useful skill for any girl!) and is all about being yourself, having adventures and enjoying simple childhood fun - from ballet to karate to walking the dog! My daughter Lily loves that she can relate to all of Lottie's adventures, and together they explore the world with glee! Lottie is like a true friend and peer to my daughter, it's just charming :)
Lottie Doll HQ (the Arklu company in the UK).got wind of our fan-girl status and very kindly sent us some new Lottie dolls to meet!!! Of course, we were super excited to do so, especially because their cool new range includes some fantastic Science themed Lottie Dolls. Stargazer (Astronomy) and Fossil Hunter (Archaeology) Lottie highlights women in science and celebrates girls whose love for science helps them discover cool new things! We also met 'Muddy Puddles Lottie', who loves to stomp in puddles like any other kid. Then there was Pony Club Lottie who comes with a beautiful horse for Lottie to ride through the fields (or through the backyard, as the case may be haha).
Check out some photos of Lily meeting her new Lottie buddies... and don't forget to enter the give away at the bottom of this post - there are two chances to win a Lottie for the little adventurer in your life!! :)
|How awesome is Stargazer Lottie? Her own telescope, dressed for chilly evenings outside staring at the night sky. It came with these great little cards listing all the planets and included a history of female astronomers too!|
|Checking out the telescope. We talked about how and why people look at the stars and planets. She was fascinated! A whole new world opened up to her... way up there!|
|Reading aloud the names of all the planets.|
|Look at the stars, and reach for them! Love how Lottie makes it all seem possible for our mighty girls :)|
|Muddy Puddles Lottie loves splashing in the rain as much as my kiddos!|
|Having a serious little chat with her buddies :)|
|A little girl with four amazing new friends. What a gang! Brave, adventurous, fun and fascinated with the world around them!|
**** (edit) THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED *****
Want to WIN a Lottie Doll for a special little someone in your life??
There are TWO up for grabs!! You know I love to share the love...especially Lottie Love!
One giveaway is being held on this blog, the other one is being given away on my blog Facebook page. Yes, you can enter in both places!!
To enter, just answer this simple question....
'Who would you gift a Lottie Doll to, and why?'
Just comment below with your answer!
Then click over to my Facebook page to enter there too... double your chance to win!! :)
Terms and Conditions:
Giveaway is for two Lottie Dolls (one doll each for each winner), including delivery.
Entries welcome worldwide!
Must leave a name and email address if using "anonymous" or a profile not linked to a way to contact you if you've won.
Winners will be deemed most creative/interesting response as chosen by me. This is a game of skill, not chance.
Entries open 7.30pm Thursday 13th August 2015 and close Thursday 20th August 7.30pm 2015.
Judges decision is final. Winners must respond within 24 hours or prize will be awarded to the runner up. Good luck!
Handy Lottie Links: Lottie Facebook Page and Lottie Website/Store Locator
Disclaimer: These dolls were gifted to me for review. All opinions are 100% my own,