Mia wears a cochlear implant but this is just part of her story. A keen photographer, the Mia character is also on a mission to encourage children to take an interest in nature and wildlife!
Mia was created in partnership with #ToyLikeMe, a UK non-profit who campaign for diversity in the toy-box and for better representation of disabilities so that differently-abled children can see themselves reflected in the toys they play with.
“This Mia doll is my childhood dream come true,”says Rebecca Atkinson, of #ToyLikeMe, who wears hearing aids herself. “I’m so happy, I’m like a kid at Christmas! I hope it will help many deaf children grow positive self-esteem to see their experiences included by the mainstream toy industry.”
Lottie Dolls celebrated their 5th anniversary this year by announcing that, going forward, kids will be contributing to the design of every new toy via a monthly design competition. For more information visitwww.lottie.com/clublottie and enter our Inspired by Real Kids Competition,here.