12.21.12

Lottie Dolls

Lottie Dolls

BY Amanda de Cadenet

Thank the dolly heavens that Lottie is here! If you’re like me, you have an aversion to the many dolls on the market. You’re going to be so happy to meet Lottie. Arklu, the makers of Lottie, have worked with influential British academics to create a doll body that is realistic and based on the actual proportions of those of a nine-year-old child. They spent months working with Dr. Margaret Ashwell, science consultant and former director of the British Nutrition Foundation, and Prof. David McCarthy to work out the specific dimensions to create a scaled doll body (with the exception of the head) that reflects proportions of a child.

Arklu did such a great job that my six-year-old daughter Ella got her first Lottie last week and said, “She’s just like me!” Something she would never have said if Barbie was in her hands. There are a variety of “Lotties,” all of whom have fun, age-appropriate outfits. We are working on collecing them all!

c-autumn-leaves
AUTUMN LEAVES
c-english-garden
ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN
c-festival-lottie
FESTIVAL LOTTIE
c-pony-flag
PONY FLAG RACE
c-snow-queen
SNOW QUEEN
c-spring-ballet
SPRING BALLET
Which Lottie doll is your favorite?

Amanda is a wife, mother, friend, photographer and the creator and host of The Conversation. @AmandadeCadenet

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