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20120816-al-039 Fed up of Barbie as your daughter’s go-to role model? Check out Lottie, a doll with a positive image and realistic body shape. Yes, you just read that right.

My friend Kate discovered it last month and was so impressed she bought two for her girls and was straight on the blower to me about it.

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The doll went into production after entrepreneur Ian Harkin carried out research and focus groups with parents, nutritionists and child psychologists and was told the current dolls available could have a negative impact on girl’s perception of body image. Ian, any woman could have told you that, but we’re glad you got there in the end!

Lottie has a body shape based on an average nine-year-old girl’s dimensions, and is flat chested and slightly smaller than other ‘fashion’ dolls such as Barbie. What’s more, her clothes reflect her interests, which include ballet, horse riding, karate, and the great outdoors rather than going to nightclubs and driving around with boys and frankly, young lady, getting a reputation as a total goer!

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There are 12 different Lotties to choose from, plus the usual extra clothing sets, so whether your daughter is into dressing up, sport or being a pirate or butterfly protector (in Lottie’s world, it’s obviously a job), there’ll be something to appeal.

Long live Lottie. What a brilliant idea.

Lottie doll, £16.99. Buy here

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1 comment on “Wouldn’t you though?”

  • Kimberly January 10, 2014

    I love this doll and the concept behind it, I shared this post and already had comments and shares approving! .. Now how to replace my daughters old ones without her noticing?

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