By Rebecca Drew
MEET the grown woman who dresses up as an adult baby by wearing nappies, onesies and dummies as an escape from her adult life – and even calls her boyfriend DADDY when she is roleplaying but whose parents DO NOT KNOW about her secret baby life.
Incredible pictures show sales associate, Heidi (24) from Oregon, USA, playing with stuffed toys, soothing herself with a dummy and drinking from a baby bottle. Heidi is a ‘little’, a subculture of people involved in the Little Space community who enjoy dressing up and taking part in Adult Baby Diaper Lovers (ABDL) and DaddyDom/ Little Girl (DDLG) play as adult babies, for a few hours a day.
For Heidi, age play isn’t sexual and she uses dressing up as a baby, usually aged between one and three-years-old, to escape her worries in the real world but she has been asked by her male friends if she acts like a baby when having sex, to which Heidi says she is her ‘normal adult self’ during intercourse. She found out about the subculture at the end of last year when researching adult women who like to play with their childhood toys and dolls like she did.
Heidi has been open with her friends and boyfriend, Eric, about her hobby but her parents do not know about it yet. Eric didn’t know anything about the Little Space community until the pair started dating just two-months ago but he has always accepted it and lets Heidi call him ‘daddy’ when she is roleplaying, however, Heidi insists that when she’s her everyday self he is Eric to her.
“What attracted me to this lifestyle is how confident and proud everyone was about who they were. Since I was 18, I have roleplayed as a baby without knowing there were others like me out there,” she said.
“I immediately felt comforted that there was a whole group of people out there that would love and accept me for who I am.
“When I roleplay as a baby, I put on a diaper, a onesie and some baby lotion. I also have adult sized pacifiers. I do not use the diaper, it simply helps me get into the headspace. I’ll play with toys such as blocks, stuffed animals, dolls, or dress up.
“I can be silly and jump on the bed, or quiet and sleepy. When I’m little, I forget about any adult problem I may have had. I also go to a local bi-monthly meetup for littles and their caregivers. It’s at a private venue, so we all wear our baby clothes, watch cartoons, and do crafts. I always look forward to seeing my little friends.
“Eric is my boyfriend, we met through my best friend, he’s her older brother. He didn’t know anything about little space until I told him on our first date. We’ve only been dating two months, so the relationship is still new.
“He is slowly learning about little space and has been accepting since day one. He doesn’t mind me calling him daddy, and he thinks my pacifiers are cute. When I’m not little, he is simply Eric to me.
“When I’ve told men who are my friends, they are actually very supportive. They always ask the same question though; ‘Do you act like a baby during sex?’ And the answer to that is no. When I have sex, I am my normal, adult self.”
Little Space is a state of mind that allows an adult to regress to a childlike state. It’s common to do activities associated with childhood or being a baby to pass the time such as, colouring in, playing games, or simply babbling and kicking the feet like a child does. The community supports each other with creating clothes and accessories and shares advice and tips.
When out in public, Heidi adopts a very girly look and dresses herself head to toe in pink and white with cute graphic t-shirts and her hair in pigtails, she says the reaction she gets from the public is positive with strangers stopping her to complement her as she walks by.
Despite the mostly positive reactions she receives, Heidi is keen to dispel some of the common misconceptions associated with the subculture and shared her advice to other adults interested in it.
“One of the biggest misconceptions is that either littles or their caregivers are attracted to children. That is one hundred per cent not true,” she added.
“Little Space is a state of mind where you can regress to your childhood. All I can do to combat this misconception is explain in a calm, adult manner what our community really is.
“Another misconception is that adult babies are babies 24/7. In reality, only an hour or two a day is spent being little. I still go to work, pay my bills, cook and clean.
“My first word of advice is to be confident in who you are. Second, there is no right or wrong way to be little.
“You can wear all pink, or you can wear only black. You don’t have to do anything that makes you uncomfortable.
“Third, find a few friends online who are into the same things you are.”
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