• Fashion Show Colouring

    All the dolls at Petalina really enjoyed putting on a fashion show to model the latest dolls clothes available at Petalina, well from the 2017 collection. Here are just a few of the photos turned into colouring in sheets which I hope you will enjoy. Click on any of the images below and either save them, or drag the picture…

  • Our trip to the Nuremberg Toy Fair 2016

    We last went to the Nuremberg Toy Fair, Germany, in 2011, so the prospect of going this year was SO EXCITING!! I really was behaving like an over excited child and couldn’t wait until it was time to go……. As it was a bit of a treat as well as a business trip, we stayed in a really lovely hotel…

  • Gotz Girls having Easter fun

    The sun was shining this morning and the Gotz Girls woke up bright and early because their bedroom was so light and sunny for once. They couldn’t wait to get dressed to go outside. “It must be warm today with the sun out,” said Elisabeth. “I’m so fed up with wearing all my boring winter clothes I’m going to wear…

  • New! Gotz Happy Kidz jointed play dolls

    It’s been a long wait since I ordered the whole range of Gotz Happy Kidz dolls 2012 but they have finally arrived. It’s always great to see a new range in a catalogue and Gotz have invested a great deal in the design and development of these lovely new children’s dolls. As from 2012 Happy Kidz dolls are all 50cm…

  • Gifts for budding hairdressers

    At around the age of 8 my daughter really started to enjoy styling her dolls’s hair. Before this she had brushed their hair and put it into pony tails, but at around 8 she wanted to do something a little more creative. As a result of this, and watching YouTube videos, at the age of 11 she has taught me…

  • Best doll for a girl age 5 and over

    For this age group, the most popular dolls by far fit into the size range between 45 to 50cm. As a result of their popularity, manufacturers also create lots of different sets of dolls clothes and other accessories which all add to the play experience. The dolls that we concentrate on here are the dolls in this size range that…

  • What to consider when buying dolls for age 5+

    Your little girl is wanting a more grown up doll, but which would be the best one to buy for her? The purpose of this article is to help you decide what are the most important features when buying a doll for your little girl. It’s the theory behind all of Petalina’s recommendations for this age group. The second article…

  • Best doll for a 3 or 4 year old child

    At the age of 3 and 4 children tend to use their dolls for role play, especially being a little mum or dad, or acting out life experiences such as going to nursery school or playing in the park. I love seeing little girls out doing the shopping with their favourite doll in a pram or pushchair pretending to be…

  • The best doll for an 18 month to 2 year old child

    At 18 months old the real dolly fun can start because so many more products have been tested and are considered safe for children from this age. There will be lots of role playing happening by now as children begin to copy their carers, so a baby doll that will allow him or her to pretend to be a mummy…