Meet the grown woman who dresses up as an adult baby by wearing nappies, onesies and dummies as an escape from her adult life.
Incredible pictures show sales associate, 24-year-old Heidi, 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 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.
Her boyfriend, 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.
“Since I was 18, I have roleplayed as a baby without knowing there were others like me out there,” she said.
“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
“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 Eric think her pacifier is ‘cute’ and he is ‘slowly learning’ to accept her other life.
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 said 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 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.”
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