I think we’ve found our new favorite doll! We had never heard of Lottie (or little Biscuit the beagle) before, but since I grew up with dolls I definitely wanted to check her out. Haley was more than willing to spend an afternoon playing!
As a mom, what I do, say, and even buy has an effect on my daughter. She’s constantly watching me and learning from me, so it’s only fair that I set out to be a good example. Growing up, I had a lot of “girl” toys and that included dolls. My dolls were skinny waisted, big boobed, perfect hair and popular. I don’t know how much I associated those dolls with how I should look in real life, but I do remember having an interest in hair and makeup as a pre-teen. I think it’s only inevitable that when surrounded by such things, we take an interest in them. I don’t want Haley to “grow up too fast”, she’s only 2.5!
Lottie is different. She’s not curvy, her clothes actually cover her body (she even comes wearing underwear!), she doesn’t wear a full face of makeup, and she’s lacking the “upstairs” that other dolls have. She looks like a little girl. She IS a little girl!
Look at how cute Lottie and Biscuit are! The little playsets that you can get to accompany your play are just perfect. Biscuit comes with his own leash, outfit, dog bed, food bowl and a dog bone! Since we have three dogs of our own, it’s only naturally that our dolls have them as well! Haley immediately snatched Biscuit and wanted him to “eat” his bone.
I really think that Lottie could be a hit! She’s real, she’s fun, she’s the perfect size for little hands. I can’t wait to add to our collection and continue to explore Haley’s imagination and encourage her to play! It’s time for moms everywhere to give our daughters quality dolls and stop subliminally pressuring our daughters to be thin. The media is already all over that, so stop buying into the mass messaging of what “beauty” is. It’s within. It’s a smart girl who loves to read, or who sits for hours and draws and dreams. Beauty is every single little girl who laughs. Let’s stand together and support Lottie in their mission: BE BOLD, BE BRAVE, BE YOU!