It’s no secret on here or on twitter how much I love Lottie dolls, ever since I clapped eyes on them on the internet a few years ago now. These were the dolls I wanted my children to play with. For those that don’t know about Lottie, she is an 18cm doll based on the body of a real 9 year old child. No makeup, heels, boobs, not even a piece of jewellery insight. She is fun, wholesome and is a good role model. But, most importantly she is playable. She stands on her own to feet, has movable limbs, including bendable knees, her head moves from side to side and has the softest hair I’ve come across in a doll, which doesn’t brush into a tangled bird nest. You remember the dolls as a child, you ended up cutting their not so luscious locks. This doesn’t happen with Lottie dolls. And their clothes are bright, colourful and designed for little hands to remove them and put them back on with ease. Today I am reviewing one of our favourite dolls in the range so far, this one is Rockabilly Lottie.
I adore this 1950’s inspired Lottie, she is super cute. Rockabilly Lottie is one of the 25% of Lottie dolls which wear glasses. I think that is excellent, having a child myself that wears glasses I feel it’s always good to have a toy they can relate to and not feel different. Aria loves that this Lottie has glasses, she says she wants them like mummy.
As you can see, from the minute she was out of her box, Rockabilly Lottie was a firm favourite in Aria’s eyes and there was no letting her go. And here was me thinking it was Muddy Puddles Lottie that was the apple of her toy box. Rockabilly Lottie oozes personality with her funky outfit consisting of a blue and white varsity jacket with an L on the front and Lottie’s inspiring saying, which I love and want for my children, “Be bold, Be brave, Be you” on the back, a tutu skirt, long sleeved top with a music note on the front, stripped leggings, trainers, pink headband and bow and those striking red glasses in front of stunning bright green eyes, all highlighted by her gorgeous long brown hair.
As with all Lottie dolls, they come in little carry boxes and the inner cardboard is what Lottie is packaged onto. This means the box itself is intact and can be used to store Lottie in at the end of the day or to be taken around when out and about. I kept on Lottie’s elastic band which is holding her glasses on. Not because Aria is on the younger side for these dolls, but because I wanted her glasses kept on. They do stay on by themselves, but can get knocked off easily. Aria is very gentle with her dolls, especially Lottie dolls and brushes their hair with such care and only ever with their very own brush accessory.
Rockabilly Lottie and Snow Queen are hanging out together on the rooftops. Rockabilly Lottie loves her music and dances to the beat of her own drum. She is happy in her own skin, she might not be the best, but she loves doing her own thing and enjoys being herself. Growing up self-conscious and not very confident in myself, this is what I’d like to encourage and nurture most in my children and Rockabilly is a doll that helps instill what I’d like to see in their future. Happy, healthy, dancing to the beat of their own drum and loving who they are. What more can we want? What do you want for your children?
Watching Aria chatting away with her dolls is adorable. They bring out a nurturing side and watching her role playing through imaginative play is incredible. This is exactly the kind of creativity I would like to encourage in my daughter. Lottie dolls each come with their own backstory which is fascinating and shows the time and effort that has been taken into account with each and everyone created.
There are many Lottie dolls, including a boy doll Finn to suit all tastes and interests, she also has a wide range of clothes and interests that kids can still relate to. I cannot recommend Lottie dolls highly enough. They are perfect for children, all three of my children adore them. Dolls that are fun, age appropriate and relateable are a win in my book. They make great Christmas presents and I have bought a few for my nieces and other gifts. I’d love to know what you think of Lottie dolls and which is your favourite? Rockabilly Lottie is available to purchase on the Lottie website and Amazon priced at £16.95.
If you would like to find out more about other Lottie dolls, exclusive offers, activities and competitions sign up to Club Lottie. They have some great Competitions running, like Lottie In Space competition over on their website. And they have excellent free printables, biographies, sciences experiments, etc. Also check out their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
Disclaimer:- I was given a Rockabilly Lottie for the purpose of this review, but all opinions are my own. I love Lottie dolls and what they stand for. I have even bought a Rockabilly for my niece.