Heidi, 24, is a sales associate from Oregon. She is also a "little" part of a subculture of people who enjoy dressing up as adult babies for several hours a day.
For Heidi, age play isn't sexual, and she uses dressing up as a 1- to 3-year-old to escape her worries in the real world.
She'll usually spend an hour or so a day doing baby play, when she'll wear her hair in pigtails and dress up in pink, childlike outfits, wear a nappy (which she doesn't use in place of the toilet), play with toys, and babble and move around as a child would.
'I'll play with toys such as blocks, stuffed animals, and dolls, or dress up,' Heidi said. 'When I'm little, I forget about any adult problem I may have had.'
She's been open with her friends and boyfriend about her lifestyle choice. Her boyfriend is understanding.
'He doesn't mind me calling him daddy, and he thinks my pacifiers are cute. When I'm not little, he is simply a boyfriend to me,' she said.