Best Doll For Age FAQ

Question: I’ve just spoken to one of your receptionists as I’m looking for advice on what to buy for my six year old. She has a Gotz Precious Day and I would like to buy her something new, which is more articulated - so for example she will sit on the horse, motorbike etc. I was considering a Hannah, and you have mentioned Happy Kidz. Are you able to give me any insight into which is better and why? I have also seen Kathe Kraus Hazel which is exceptionally pretty, but I don’t know whether they are a good option. I would be very grateful for any advice you can give.

Answer: Thank you for your call today, and your email explaining what it is
you are looking for.

Gotz Precious Day dolls have articulation at their shoulders and hips,
and heads that move side to side (teddy bear joint). Hannah has the
same articulation except that her head can tilt and turn, so full
articulation. This feature does not help her sit on a horse any better
than a Precious Day doll would.
However, the Gotz Happy Kidz dolls have articulation at the elbows and
knees in addition to the Hannah articulation. This allows some gentle
movement that allows them to slightly grip the horse between their
legs or bend their elbows to hold the reins in a more comfortable
position.

The beauty about buying another Gotz doll rather than a Kathe Kruse La
Bella doll is that it can share the clothes you have already purchased
for your Precious Day doll. Both Happy Kidz and Hannah share clothes
and shoes with Precious Day, if you are buying the Gotz brand. Look
for size XL, 45-50cm.

It's wonderful though to have a wide variety of dolls and each doll in
its own right is simply stunning. It's a pleasure to experience
different brands and to grow a little doll community so that more and
more games can be played.

The Hannah dolls have exceptionally long and full hair which younger
girls love for hairstyling - but you do already have one like this, in
the Precious Day doll. The Kathe Kruse La Bella dolls are pretty and
graceful with an unusual mix of traditional and contemporary charm.
Both of these dolls would combine well with the horses, but their legs
would be a bit more rigid without the knee joints. They are however
easier for a young child to handle, so if you are drawn to a Hannah,
perhaps a Happy Kidz might be something to look forward to for next
time?

Thank you for your call today, and your email explaining what it is
you are looking for.

Gotz Precious Day dolls have articulation at their shoulders and hips,
and heads that move side to side (teddy bear joint). Hannah has the
same articulation except that her head can tilt and turn, so full
articulation. This feature does not help her sit on a horse any better
than a Precious Day doll would.
However, the Gotz Happy Kidz dolls have articulation at the elbows and
knees in addition to the Hannah articulation. This allows some gentle
movement that allows them to slightly grip the horse between their
legs or bend their elbows to hold the reins in a more comfortable
position.

The beauty about buying another Gotz doll rather than a Kathe Kruse La
Bella doll is that it can share the clothes you have already purchased
for your Precious Day doll. Both Happy Kidz and Hannah share clothes
and shoes with Precious Day, if you are buying the Gotz brand. Look
for size XL, 45-50cm.

It's wonderful though to have a wide variety of dolls and each doll in
its own right is simply stunning. It's a pleasure to experience
different brands and to grow a little doll community so that more and
more games can be played.

The Hannah dolls have exceptionally long and full hair which younger
girls love for hairstyling - but you do already have one like this, in
the Precious Day doll. The Kathe Kruse La Bella dolls are pretty and
graceful with an unusual mix of traditional and contemporary charm.
Both of these dolls would combine well with the horses, but their legs
would be a bit more rigid without the knee joints. They are however
easier for a young child to handle, so if you are drawn to a Hannah,
perhaps a Happy Kidz might be something to look forward to for next
time?