We had been looking forward to the arrival of the Little Kidz by Gotz for a while and when Lotta arrived a couple of months ago, it really was love at first sight. Unpacking Little Kidz Lotta, feeling her light weight and small size, and appreciating her sweet little face and lovely hair, was nothing short of thrilling. I was in heaven because Lotta, in my opinion, is complete loveliness itself.
The most exciting part of running Petalina was always the shopping! I’m sure many of you can imagine the thrill of flicking through the new catalogues in January, seeing the new outfits and faces of existing ranges, but discovering new ranges that you just know are going to be a hit was the best bit of all!
Lotta’s height at 36cm makes her a lot lighter and for a little girl of 5+ she would make the most wonderful companion. She has the same jointed body that we are all familiar with because it is the same design as the larger 50cm Gotz Happy Kidz dolls, which I have always loved. However, there is something different because she poses and stands much more easily. Maybe it is because there isn’t so much weight on the joints so they hold their position more easily, but whatever the reason, she is such a lot of fun to play with and easier to handle and pose than the larger Happy Kidz.
Not only are the Little Kidz perfect for younger children, but they would also make a lovely little sister for the larger Gotz dolls, for those girls who are building up their doll collections. I always used to love playing families with my Sasha dolls when I was a child. They were always brothers and sisters to me and my games were about what they did as a family.
It is also very clear that Gotz collectors are loving their Little Kidz dolls too, and I’m not surprised with them being so sweet, pretty and fun. Lotta definitely brought out the little girl in me the moment she was removed from her box. Well, she ran straight outside and explored the garden, as you can see from all these photos. Didn’t need any help at all. That’s the honest truth…..
I purchased Lotta from Trisha at KR Bears and Dolls, and I promised I would review her soon. Unfortunately, we have had a really difficult few months due to a family member being really ill and a close friend passing away after a battle with cancer. The. My daughter brought home Covid from school and now I am struggling with Long Covid. But never mind, here we are. I do hope you enjoy the photos and will think about purchasing one of these gorgeous girls.
In the range there is Lotta, Grete, Lena and Elli. Click this link to see them all on KR Bears and Dolls, or here for Amazon. Gotz have made a few clothes available and these are stocked by KR Bears and Dolls. You’ll also find some beautiful hand made clothes for both 50cm and the 36cm Little Kidz dolls by Susan Elisabeth here. I wish I could sew so beautifully. UK and most international shipping is also free with KR Bears and Dolls and Trisha is always on hand for some advice and help when needed. If you need anything else from Gotz, did you know they had a shop on Amazon here?
When I’m feeling a bit better I will add a table of measurements too, as we do with all the dolls we review. Have you had any success finding other makes of clothes and shoes to fit? If yes, please comment below.
Just so you know, I paid for Lotta so this review is based totally on my thoughts and opinions. Also, if you purchase from Amazon using one of our links we will receive a tiny commission from Amazon which goes towards the upkeep of this blog. The commission does not affect the price you pay Amazon, and it really is a few pence!!