Oct 102013

young-woman-with-teddy-bearOur next two columns will focus on some basic definitions, namely, what is a “Little” and what is a “Daddy” in the Daddy Dominant/little girl (DD/lg) world. In short, we use the term “Little” to refer to the regressed self of the younger person of a DD/lg couple. The “Daddy” is the older person of the couple. “Littles” can be a dependent type of any kind!  And Daddies come in all shapes and sizes, too, including women and others of any sexual or gender orientation.   Remember, this is adult consensual role play for those 18 and older. Lolita contributed the following guide to types of “Littles.”  I will provide a definition of Daddies next month.  Until then, remember to be good for Daddy, and Daddies, remember to be good to your Littles.

— Daddy Vinnie


Types of “Littles,” by Lolita Hayes (& Daddy Vinnie)

Is there only one type of Little? Of course not! There are several generic types of Littles: Babygirls, Littles, Lolitas, Pets, and Kittens to name a few. Here is an explanation of the more common types of Little.

Adult Babies are the youngest age regressors. They often take on the characteristics of a baby in the infant to toddler range. This can involve diapers, bottles, cribs, and everything that goes along with being an infant/baby.

Babygirls often identify as a younger age, usually older than an infant but younger than a school age child. The average range would be a toddler to the kindergarten years. Some Babygirls walk, talk, dress and act much like a child of that age range.  A lot of older sexy women, however, as opting to use the “Babygirl” name as a term of endearment. There may be some overlap in terminology here.

Littles are on a broader age regressive spectrum. They usually identify in a range anywhere from the kindergarten years on up to pre-teens. This is also the common title for those Littles who do not claim a specific age.  In short, the term “Little” is the most generic of these terms and is frequently used to describe anyone who age regresses.

Lolitas are usually a more specific type of Little. They have chosen to be called “Lolita” because they have either read and like the book of the same name by Vladimir Nabokov, or they feel like they connect with that known Lolita archetype of pre-pubescent girl. The age range of a “Lolita” falls within the first double digits to teens.

Middles are more likely to claim a pre-teen/teen regressive age. They’re often more sexually curious or more outspoken or bratty. Middles often take on the personality of a teenager.

Pets, for the most part, don’t have an age at all. Rather, they enjoy acting like a pet to their caregiver. They are very playful and have many commonalities with “Littles,” including regression.

Kittens, much like pets, like the role of being owned by their caregiver. They are a more specific cat/kitten form of pet, but just the same, regress, are playful, and identify as a Little.

There are also countless other types “Littles” who refer to themselves as something specific or personal. An example is a Little I know who calls herself a goblin. There are no rules that are set saying you can only be one of the above, or that you have to be a specific gender or race. Anyone can identify as a Little and give themselves a personal title or none at all.


  10 Responses to “Types of “Littles” – Exploring Age Play Archetypes”

  1. Good article,
    But the term lolita does not come from that book.
    Lolita is a french word which describes a younglike girl (adult like, but more petite type).

    Hard to explain on the go here. But look up the word in a properly dictionary.
    The word predates any ddlg communities.
    Its cute, its not underage or “porn”.

    For example in usa often “lolita porn” labels makes americans think then its undersge porn.
    No its not. Lolita does not reference to biological age. (Only sick people or unknowledgeable reference it to underage biological age).

    Lolita came before the ddlg term even existed.

  2. I was wondering if Lolita is on fb?? I have a few questions for her as I am trying to find my little space and self

  3. Lolita is spanish for “Sorrowful”. It is also used as a nickname for girls named Delores by many Spanish speakers. Nabokov named the book (and character) “Lolita” because Delores’ experiences are indeed, quite sorrowful. The term that Nabokov used to refer to the “precocious little girl” archetype (or stereotypes, since it was basically the photo-Manic Pixie Dream Girl) in the novel was “nymphet”.
    it’s really only in North America and perhaps the UK (as far as I know) that Lolita has the sexual connotation. Which would explain why the Japanese fashion sub-culture has the same name–the fashion isn’t sexual, but it originally (way back in the 1970’s) was about recreating the sad doll look.

    People can call themselves whatever they want, but it is really frustrating for those within other communities or for those who study lit. to constantly have the general public make associations/generalizations of separate groups.

  4. I consider myself a baby girl, but I don’t like to act or be treated like a child in anyway. More so just doted on. Its hard to explain really as I’m still finding my “little self”. Does anyone else identify this way?

    • That’s exactly how I feel! I’m definitely more of a middle than a little! I feel like checking out the “Types of Daddies” article helped me gain a little more of a sense of what I’m looking for in a Daddy!

    • Yes!! This is exactly how I feel. Sometimes Infeel I may slightly regress but it is just a part of who I am, it is not a role play.

    • Me too, for me it’s about being cute and playful, and having daddy take care of me and make me feel physically small and vulnerable but safe. I get very shy around daddy (because he’s so sexy!) and I’m learning that feeling like it’s ok to be ‘little’ as I’ve described above helps me to manage the shyness and say what I want in the moment, or just to talk dirty in a way I find really hard to otherwise.


    • Im a big sister to a couple of littles. We consider ourselves family even though we don’t share DDs or MDs.