Adult baby or adult little?

Adult baby or Adult little

  • Adult Baby

    Votes: 15 35.7%
  • Adult Little

    Votes: 27 64.3%

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MatalicPebble

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What do you consider yourself? An adult baby is some one who likes to regress differently than an adult little. I think this will help the forum just to make relevant the audience we have on here. This community is made up of people who all have a kind heart but lets not forget that we are different. Let me just say that I hate labels but it is a way to help explain who we are.

I use several labels rather than to let myself be associated with those who fit in a label that I fit under. People are not defined by those who are associated with the same label they are defined by personality.

So make your vote and if you have time let us in on who you are and what other labels you use. I like to point out that this has been one of the best forums I have been on and I have no intentions to change a forum especially sense I have benefited so much from it.
 

Lilicup

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I am definitely a little. If I wasn't sure before joining, am now.

Seeing so many diaper topics will definitely make you aware of if you have an interest in them and other baby activities or not
 
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I am definitely a little. I don't consider myself as an adult baby because I'm more at the age of about six or seven.
 

Trevor

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This strikes me as about the least necessary or useful distinction we could make. Adult baby is a big tent. It reasonably applies to age focused identification/play. That someone takes it to mean 6 months old vs. ten years is of little useful consequence. That we may express it differently doesn't change what is still essentially similar. I think it's fine to make threads and talk about how it is for us and to seek commonalities, but setting up smaller and smaller reservations of an already small group isn't helpful.
 

MattiKins

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More "little" than baby, but sometimes I like to baby out.
 

MatalicPebble

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This strikes me as about the least necessary or useful distinction we could make. Adult baby is a big tent. It reasonably applies to age focused identification/play. That someone takes it to mean 6 months old vs. ten years is of little useful consequence. That we may express it differently doesn't change what is still essentially similar. I think it's fine to make threads and talk about how it is for us and to seek commonalities, but setting up smaller and smaller reservations of an already small group isn't helpful.

You are entitled to your opinion but here is why I think this is important; a lot of us on here are unsure about how we fit in. Making a point about how there is many different kinds of AB/DL people out there is helpful to those who are like me. I don't want to give up my ability to have imaginary friends and sleep with a stuffed animal. After spending like $60 dollars on a pacifier and large amounts of time to learn how to sew baby cloths for my size it is crazy to purge all of this. The fact is I can't change who I am. I cant be more Adult baby than my mentality will allow and I can't be anything less. This is who I am and I need to realize that. People are going to believe the way they do and have an opinion. You have demonstrated that.

There is also going to be no shortage of people who are going to despise you no matter what you do or how you believe. Lets forget about what people think about us and realize that in one way or another we are similar. At the end of the day we are all human. We all make mistakes and we all like different things. Just because we have things in common does not mean we can be associated with those who do something that is out of character of who we are. Remember this; I try to never put anyone down for the way they believe rather I live the best way that shows how I believe and if some on wants more information I will openly discuss it. All I ask is you return the favor of not putting me down for my opinion.
 

MattiKins

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This strikes me as about the least necessary or useful distinction we could make. Adult baby is a big tent. It reasonably applies to age focused identification/play. That someone takes it to mean 6 months old vs. ten years is of little useful consequence. That we may express it differently doesn't change what is still essentially similar. I think it's fine to make threads and talk about how it is for us and to seek commonalities, but setting up smaller and smaller reservations of an already small group isn't helpful.

It's not of little consequence to those who have a more specific identity. I understand there is a broader meaning but I don't see how specificity is a bad thing.
 

gigglemuffinz

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I find the idea of a poll just figuring out what are the most common ages that people tend to associate themselves with either personally or just in ageplay an interesting idea. Though I think the split between "baby" and "little" isn't quite doing it here. I mean, its kind of interesting on a numbers level but I can just look at people's profiles to tell who is who. It's not really a hidden separate label.

However, I'm really not for this overwhelming surge of trying to isolate the two groups. I love the Little options for profiles but that's as far as it needs to go.

I'm a Little. I consider myself a little, and not an Adult Baby. I however would never deny that I have a lot in common with the Adult Babies and that we belong together. We can relate to a lot and share so many things and have plenty of things we can discuss together with more similarities then differences and the idea of this big effort to separate us is just.. sad to me. Adult Babies are my little brothers and sisters, and Diaper Lovers or even people who are here because they are IC my 'big' brothers and sisters. We all should focusing on our similarities and the ways we all belong together, rather then this focus on what sets us apart. :(
 

ozbub

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For heavens sake I have trouble knowing where I fit sometimes. I mean I can be feeling just happily in the playful headspace of a six year old, and then at other times cheeky or snuggly like a two year old. When I regress most deeply it is always as a baby. So am I AB or little or both. I think that the AB label probably covers it because mostly despite the variance, I am in a babyish frame of mind. Having said all that, I do think of myself as being 'little' when I'm in that headspace.

What I do find interesting is those who feel it necessary to 'try' to be something as though it's an effort. ("I will learn to be like a baby") etc.... Huh, I don't get it? You either is or you ain't. People should just be who they are. I love playing with the BFs and sometimes think I could make up a fursona, but to what end. I am here because of who I am not who I might morph myself into.

People should celebrate their individuality but come together on their commonality. Actually, we're all 'little' when it comes down to it.

Is this conversation already old. I mean we have the new LB LG labels don't we?
 

Trevor

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You are entitled to your opinion but here is why I think this is important; a lot of us on here are unsure about how we fit in. Making a point about how there is many different kinds of AB/DL people out there is helpful to those who are like me. I don't want to give up my ability to have imaginary friends and sleep with a stuffed animal. After spending like $60 dollars on a pacifier and large amounts of time to learn how to sew baby cloths for my size it is crazy to purge all of this. The fact is I can't change who I am. I cant be more Adult baby than my mentality will allow and I can't be anything less. This is who I am and I need to realize that. People are going to believe the way they do and have an opinion. You have demonstrated that.

There is also going to be no shortage of people who are going to despise you no matter what you do or how you believe. Lets forget about what people think about us and realize that in one way or another we are similar. At the end of the day we are all human. We all make mistakes and we all like different things. Just because we have things in common does not mean we can be associated with those who do something that is out of character of who we are. Remember this; I try to never put anyone down for the way they believe rather I live the best way that shows how I believe and if some on wants more information I will openly discuss it. All I ask is you return the favor of not putting me down for my opinion.

No one term is going to suffice for everyone in a group. Personally, I wouldn't care if "little" was the commonly used term. It seems intrinsically more broad and there are relatively few of is who strongly identify with the age typically considered as a baby. Still, it is the accepted descriptor for the community and I think it drives home the point with the juxtaposed phrasing that couples "adult" and "baby". "Little" also has its failings as it typically pertains to size and is also currently in use by the fetish community.

In short, I think we could wrestle over what to call ourselves until the end of time and get no closer to accepting ourselves for our weird urges and having fun with them. We can all fit in just fine. Like what you like and don't stress so much on what to name it.
 

MatalicPebble

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I find the idea of a poll just figuring out what are the most common ages that people tend to associate themselves with either personally or just in ageplay an interesting idea. Though I think the split between "baby" and "little" isn't quite doing it here. I mean, its kind of interesting on a numbers level but I can just look at people's profiles to tell who is who. It's not really a hidden separate label.

However, I'm really not for this overwhelming surge of trying to isolate the two groups. I love the Little options for profiles but that's as far as it needs to go.

I'm a Little. I consider myself a little, and not an Adult Baby. I however would never deny that I have a lot in common with the Adult Babies and that we belong together. We can relate to a lot and share so many things and have plenty of things we can discuss together with more similarities then differences and the idea of this big effort to separate us is just.. sad to me. Adult Babies are my little brothers and sisters, and Diaper Lovers or even people who are here because they are IC my 'big' brothers and sisters. We all should focusing on our similarities and the ways we all belong together, rather then this focus on what sets us apart. :(

And see that is why I brought this topic up. I wanted to bring into light that there is more to it then the label. The poll is just to shed light on the fact that people relate differently. A little may often times enjoy diapering and an adult baby often times enjoy toddler babble. Fact is in real life the only way to get an adults attention is to cry. I wonder how common it is among AB/DL's to include this in their regression. One may wonder if we are all littles rather than adult babies.

Still there is that element "do I fit in?" I even had that question when I first joined Adisc. Am I a little or am I an adult baby?
 
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Marka

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The issue I would contemplate with specificity...would be the aspect of dilution, or "divided we fall/fail"...

I prefer the Little designation, but that's also what I'm more about...wasn't aware of the fetish link...but, I can use little to distinguish between both 'Sissy', and 'baby'...of which neither do I identify with...

Technically, I would think that Little is a better broad coverage term...but, what of the long established AB/TB terms??

-Marka
 

gigglemuffinz

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And see that is why I brought this topic up. I wanted to bring into light that there is more to it then the label. The poll is just to shed light on the fact that people relate differently. A little may often times enjoy diapering and an adult baby often times enjoy toddler babble. Fact is in real life the only way to get an adults attention is to cry. I wonder how common it is among AB/DL's to include this in their regression. One may wonder if we are all littles rather than adult babies.

Still there is that element "do I fit in?" I even had that question when I first joined Adisc. Am I a little or am I an adult baby?

Well, I mean.. there isn't much options for the examination of people who bounce between though. Like, there isn't and option on the poll for people who consider themselves both.. or one more but a little bit of the other either. It's sort of why polls like this can a tad messy, because a lot of us do bounce around a lot. Which is why I think trying to separate the two into "little" and "adult baby" is messy and largely unnecessary.
 

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This strikes me as about the least necessary or useful distinction we could make. Adult baby is a big tent. It reasonably applies to age focused identification/play.

With respect I disagree. Personally, I feel the moniker "adult-baby" can be largely unhelpful, especially when introducing someone else - an uneducated, resistant person - to this side of ourselves. It automatically screams crapping in nappies and ga-ga, goo-goo talk and, for so many of us, there is much, much more to it than that.

And that aspect is entirely aside from the idea of a label people better identify with. Again, from my own point-of-view, although I enjoy nappies, dummies, onesies and bottles (all "baby" paraphernalia), I continually struggle to call myself an "adult-baby" because it is more than that for me - it is part of my personality and as such, I am more a child - a Little - than I am a baby.

For myself, I use a mish-mash of terminology, but have to bow to the consensus when sending anyone to look it up for themselves.

tl;dr the term "adult-baby" paints a very different picture of what - for so, so many of us - this actually is. There could easily be different/better description.
 

StargazerBleu

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Not the biggest fan of labels either.
For me some things called would be (some are furry related)
-hatchie
-adult little (what I voted)
-baby or cub fur

I too consider my self more little side than adult. (more of the furry related terms but basically same thing)
 

MatalicPebble

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With respect I disagree. Personally, I feel the moniker "adult-baby" can be largely unhelpful, especially when introducing someone else - an uneducated, resistant person - to this side of ourselves. It automatically screams crapping in nappies and ga-ga, goo-goo talk and, for so many of us, there is much, much more to it than that.

And that aspect is entirely aside from the idea of a label people better identify with. Again, from my own point-of-view, although I enjoy nappies, dummies, onesies and bottles (all "baby" paraphernalia), I continually struggle to call myself an "adult-baby" because it is more than that for me - it is part of my personality and as such, I am more a child - a Little - than I am a baby.

For myself, I use a mish-mash of terminology, but have to bow to the consensus when sending anyone to look it up for themselves.

tl;dr the term "adult-baby" paints a very different picture of what - for so, so many of us - this actually is. There could easily be different/better description.

Thank you for making that point. I was about to think that I made this poll for nothing. I think it is critical to understand that you can be both Little and adult baby but I at times struggle to think I fit underneath the label Adult baby. As if I cant say it enough I hate the idea of being put under one label. I rather be put under a web of many labels. The reason I did not put an option for both is so that you will have to decide. I think it is clear that we feel differently today than we did yesterday. If I did put the option in then many of you who really hold on to just one label will never take into consideration that you may fit in the other. I guarantee that you will remember what you voted to eventually wonder "what if I fit in under the other label."
 

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...Meh. I opened a topic about how you identify yourself some time ago, but I'm honestly not sure about myself anymore.

Not because I'm unsure with who I am or what I want. It's just that I'm growing more and more uneasy with drawing increasingly unhelpful lines. The distinction between AB and DL is logical - people with only a diaper fetish and nothing else will by no means identify as an AB. But I've seen a lot of labels that don't seem to make a lot of sense. Some people like to feel like a newborn, others are more like older children aged up to even 10 years old. Some people see it as a lifestyle, others as a fetish/kink, others as a hobby. Some people like to play a role, some people actually regress. Some people only enjoy dressing up like a young child, some people enjoy having someone to take care of them, some people incorporate soft BDSM into their play. Most people into AB stuff also enjoy diapers, but some don't. The diversity within the community is a good thing, of course... keeping it fresh and whatnot. But by making distinctions like this, for example between adult baby or adult little, you end up with a wide variety of shiny little boxes, all implying that what you feel is ever so slightly different from other people. It is, but you don't really need separate words for it. Besides, there's not exactly a clear border between the two anyway, so why bother?

There's so few of us already. I prefer to just stick together with others like me. I don't even care if you call me an adult baby, an ageplayer or an (adult) little - I really don't feel like distinguishing them anymore. I'm all of the above.

But if I have to choose, I'll describe myself as an AB or Adult Baby because it's the most widespread, commonly used term for what we are, even if it's slightly inaccurate because I prefer to play a 2 or 3 year old toddler. It's the only pragmatic solution to me.
 

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hmmm... intresting question.

I would say AB, definetley, but some pieces of me really want to be a more of an "little" boy, but i also like to be taken care of, a mommy does do everything, and give me much of "mommy love", and be a little means all that to me.

Or other hands if im a little boy, i can be a boy that need special care or so, but i think i rather be an AB, it feels more like me...
 

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But if I have to choose, I'll describe myself as an AB or Adult Baby because it's the most widespread, commonly used term for what we are, even if it's slightly inaccurate...

This is essentially me, too. When I first got into ageplay/regression, I wasn't aware that what I was doing was called "ageplay". I knew it only under the broad flag of ABDL. This was the late 90s (?), and either I was looking through the wrong newsgroups or it hadn't become commonplace yet - but "littles" wasn't something I saw anyone calling themselves. :( So I identify as an adult baby, even if little would be far more accurate... Because the ages I ID with REALLY vary. I'm between two and four a lot of the time, enjoying activities a girl of that age would like. But sometimes I am 6-8, too. I'd even venture to say 6-8 is my normal state of being.

So this said, I'm obviously not a baby. And maybe I shouldn't call myself a little, even. Why not be more specific and say adult toddler? Or... adult kid?

I don't know, though. At one point it just seems too nuanced to be helpful. I mean, we already have the different usergroup thingies, which include little as an option, and I think that's wonderful! But to further subdivide the forum seems odd. I mean, I don't feel I regress "differently" than someone who is strictly an adult baby or little. My interests may vary, but it's the same umbrella. And I'd rather be closer to my friends than separate.

I do think the description beneath the "Adult Baby" header on the forum should be changed to be more inclusive of littles, though.
 

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I am so confused, I love Nappies, but not in a sexual way does this mean I'm not DL ? I don't have bottles or pacifiers and have no desire for them, but yet I like being babied does that make me AB ? naturally I feel like a kid 3 or 6 years old so that would make me more of a little ? I think we are Over analysing.
 
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