While researching adult women who like to play with their childhood toys, a 24 years young Oregon girl started dressing as a baby to escape her adult worries, and she shares her life on Instagram to spread awareness and meet other people who love the subculture as much as she does.
Heidi is a ‘little’, which means she plays the part of a baby in the Adult Baby Diaper Lovers (ABDL) and Daddy Dom/Little Girl subcultures. But baby play isn’t sexual for Heidi, unlike some who take part in the culture, she says “When I have sex, I am my normal, adult self.”
Heidi usually spends an hour or more each day doing baby play, where she’ll wear her hair in pigtails and dress up in pink children’s outfits and wear a nappy, then play with toys while moving around like a one to three year old child would.
Heidi explained to Metro.co.uk, “”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. I immediately felt comforted that there was a whole group of people out there that would love and accept me for who I am.”
Continuing, “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.”
Heidi said ‘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.”