One of my 5-year-old’s favorite toys these days is a dress-up playset with a cut-out of a girl desperately in need of a wardrobe change. Simply by swapping out one swatch of fabric for another and closing the frame, she can update the look of her playmate in seconds. I can only wish changing clothes was this easy in real life! What mom hasn’t followed the parental advice of laying out the next day’s outfit the night before…only to have a temperamental tot change her mind the following morning? Well, we may not be able to fix that, but you may be able to strike a deal with your little fashionista with Lotty Dotty, a line of girls’ designer shirts with interchangeable elements that can make them feel like they’re in control of their wardrobe choices. Start by selecting your child’s shirt color (white, navy blue, pink or white and navy stripes), followed by the doll type that will be featured on her shirt (each of the five choices have different skin and hair styles). Finally, the piece de resistance: 2 dresses that can be easily attached/detached via Velcro. So if your kid has suddenly decided it’s definitely not a tutu kind of day, she can swap out that dress in favor of another. Additional outfits can be purchased separately; after all, a girl can never have too many clothes, right? Lotty Dotty shirts are sized by age and available for 3-8.
In a Nutshell: For the girl who’s already pouting ‘I don’t have anything to wear!’ comes a playful line that may just put an end to morning battles…at least until middle school.