Channel 4’s illuminating documentary titled The 15-Stone Babies explored the motivation behind the actions of adult babies. It followed the life of “fully-grown” babies in the UK and the US, the nurseries they attend, and the “mums and dads” who catered to their needs. The program aired on December 13, 2012.
The grown-ups’ regression to babyhood is not about sexual kicks but an escape from the pressures of being adults. They said they wanted to be the child for a change in a hidden world where there is little understanding and more relaxation.
The fly-on-the wall film showed how grown-ups’ alter ego allowed them to have their diapers changed, fed with a bottle, dress in a sleepsuit, and be cared for like an infant.
There are around 200,000 to 500,000 adult babies in these two countries alone, the film speculated.