The 'adult baby': Man who wears diapers, sleeps in a crib and is bottle-fed... at 30

Just when we thought we'd seen it all. Why do whites resort to this bizarre behavior?

Like any other baby, Stanley sleeps in a crib, wears diapers, and loves nothing better than being comforted by his mother as she bottle feeds him.

Except Stanley Thornton is 30-years-old - and his 'mother' is really his room-mate.

Mr Thornton seeks comfort in being treated like a baby, a condition known as paraphilic infantilism.

The 'adult baby' lives out his fantasies at his California apartment, where he has built himself a giant crib, play pen and even a man-sized high chair.

Childhood comforts: Stanley Thornton is bottle-fed by his room-mate Sandra Diaz, a former nurse

Childhood comforts: Stanley Thornton is bottle-fed by his room-mate Sandra Diaz, a former nurse

He spends his days playing with Lego as he sucks on his pacifier, and being spoon or bottle-fed by his room-mate Sandra Diaz, who willingly acts as his mother.

Tonight viewers will see inside his bizarre alternate world as he features in a National Geographic programme, 'Taboo: Fantasy Lives'.

He said: 'For some people being an adult baby is a sexual fetish for them, but for most of us it's just, you know, you're doing it to relax, you come home from work, you change into baby mode, you put away your adult stuff and everything goes on hold.'

He first began his return to childhood when he was 14, as a way of coping when he started wetting the bed after being abused as a boy.

Regression: Mr Thornton says there's nothing else like waking up in a crib every morning, and it helps him get into the baby 'mindset'

Regression: Mr Thornton says there's nothing else like waking up in a crib every morning, and it helps him get into the baby 'mindset'

Child's play: Dressed in a giant babygro, 30-year-old Stanley Thornton plays with tin soldiers in the 'nursery' at his California apartment

Child's play: Dressed in a giant babygro, 30-year-old Stanley Thornton plays with tin soldiers in the 'nursery' at his California apartment

Content: Mr Thornton said he adapted this child's playpen by putting a thick layer of wood in the bottom so it would support his weight

Content: Mr Thornton said he adapted this child's playpen by putting a thick layer of wood in the bottom so it would support his weight

He started wearing diapers when he was 13, and then gradually realised he still wanted the comforts of babyhood - toys,a crib and even a pacifier. At 20, he began 'day wetting' and now wears a diaper every day.

He said: 'The first thought is you start thinking you're crazy, because this isn't normal, or at least that's what you think, you think you're the only one doing it.

'Then you go down the road and go on the computer and you find all these other people that are doing it, and you find the name for it.'

In 2000, he started website for other 'adult babies',  where members can find 'mothers or 'babies', and tips on where to buy diapers.

Looked after: Miss Diaz even spoonfeeds the 30-year-old, who says he enjoys the comfort of being treated like baby
Stanley and Sandra

Cared for: Sandra Diaz feeds her room-mate and 'baby' with a spoon and a bottle

Comfort: Stanley Thornton sucks from a bottle held by his 'mother', room-mate Sandra Diaz

Comfort: Stanley Thornton sucks from a bottle held by his 'mother', room-mate Sandra Diaz

Psychological condition: Mr Thornton first began wearing diapers when he was 13, and started wetting the bed. Now he says he has to wear them 24/7 because he 'day wets'
Stanley the 'adult baby'

Psychological condition: Mr Thornton has worn diapers since he was 13 after he began wetting the bed. Right, he makes baby noises as he plays with a soft toy and his Lego set in his nursery

According to his website, he used to work as a security guard, but had an accident and now claims disability benefit for a heart condition.

Each morning Miss Diaz, a former nurse, wakes him up in his 'nursery', where he sleeps in a crib dressed in a playsuit, underneath colourful mobiles hanging from the ceiling.

He said: 'I like it, it's very comfortable, it's easy to get into the baby feel while you're in it. There's nothing else like it, waking up in a crib as opposed to a bed.

'Sleeping in a crib, you wake up as a child and you go on from there, and it's easy to stay in the same mindset.'

Living a fantasy: Mr Thornton changes into adult clothes hen he leaves the house to buy wood for his latest project, an adult-sized high chair
Sandra Diaz and Stanley Thornton

Double life: Mr Thornton dresses in adult clothes when he leaves the house to buy wood for his latest project, an adult-sized high chair. Right, he is woken in the morning by his room-mate, former nurse Sandra Diaz

Fantasy world: Mr Thornton explains how he built his own crib then painted it. A child's bedspread covers the bottom and mobiles and baby toys can be seen to the right

Fantasy world: Mr Thornton explains how he built his own crib then painted it. A child's bedspread covers the bottom and mobiles and baby toys can be seen to the right

Then Miss Diaz feeds him, either with a bottle or from a spoon.

He has just finished building a giant high-chair, and he reinforced a children's play area to take his weight so he can play with Lego and stuffed animals.

Miss Diaz said: 'I love him like he is my favourite nephew, he is like my family member who lost his mother, and I'm like the aunt stepping in and saying I'm still here for you.'

Mr Thornton changes into adult clothes when he goes outside, but as soon as he gets home he goes back into 'baby mode.'

Some infantilists, known as 'diaper lovers', see the condition as a sexual fetish.

But Mr Thornton is keen to stress he and other 'adult babies'  find comfort, not sexual satisfaction, by being treated as a child. Infantilists have no sexual desire towards children.

He said: 'Being an adult baby I've had a couple of different reactions, some good, some not so good.

'I've had some people that are perfectly fine with it and others that are just angry, maybe think you're automatically a paedophile because you're too into it.

'I like to be treated as a baby, just to get the love and affection, safeness, just to go back to a time when you're caring for a one or two year old.'

Taboo: Fantasy Lives airs tonight on the National Geographic Channel at 9pm EST.


 

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  • 5/5/2011 2:22 PM WhitePeopleHaveAlbinoTraits wrote:
    Wow. Just wow. Does she wipe his arse too? Whenever you hear about crazy crap like this, it's almost always some white person. What is it about normal intercourse and intimacy that's so off putting to you?
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    1. 5/5/2011 10:27 PM GreatMuta wrote:
      You have to consider that this...man... was abused as a child. I think he never dealt with that and this is the end result. Unfortunately, I have had the "pleasure" of knowing someone who was like this.
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  • 5/5/2011 10:58 PM SlayingMySlaveMaster wrote:
    He may act like a baby but its obvious he eats like a grown man--make that 2 grown man by the size of him.
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  • 5/5/2011 11:02 PM WhitePeopleHaveAlbinoTraits wrote:
    GreatMutwa...do tell!!
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    1. 5/7/2011 12:45 PM GreatMuta wrote:
      At the college I went to I was a part of the nerdier subcultures represented in it. In fact I was in the video game and anime clubs which were full of people who weren't the most social adjusted types around. Well, there was this one guy who had a diaper fetish. He would wear his diaper all day (take that as you will) and at times he smelt like a garbage dump. The sad thing is that he was a straight A student in high school and a very good student in college for my major (information science). I wonder if he still wore that diaper to graduation. Also, occasionally he would suck on a pacifier; I don't know how he got a girlfriend.
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      1. 5/9/2011 1:23 PM WhitePeopleHaveAlbinoTraits wrote:
        Wow!!! That was well worth the wait. So he was well adjusted in everything else, except his fetish..which affected his hygiene. I bet that fool had flies buzzing around him like Pig Pen from Charlie Brown. SMH & LOL
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  • 5/6/2011 11:54 PM kristy wrote:
    the man builds his own crib but then acts as an infant??? y r people giving into to his behavior? disgusting!
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  • 5/8/2011 12:50 PM Herneith wrote:
    He needs to drop a couple of tonnes the sick bastard!
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  • 5/11/2011 12:27 PM I hate racist white crackers wrote:
    What's that woman "partner" feeding him? Is that a nanny or something? Or just some girlfriend. Never saw such an ugly, hideous, fat cracker female beast.
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  • 5/12/2011 4:16 PM SlayingMySlaveMaster wrote:
    Actually I respect that guy for outwardly representing his inner self. A lot of White men are inner babies. Obama has made many of White men break out their pacifiers
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  • 7/5/2011 11:40 PM whiteman wrote:
    Is this website just about being racist toward whites, finding whites with...weird...traits, then assume all whites have a connection to the problem. Sure, this man is crazy. But these infantilists could also be found as Mexicans, African Americans, and others.
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    1. 7/6/2011 10:57 AM Hatethehaterz wrote:
      @whiteman: "But these infantilists could also be found as Mexicans, African Americans, and others"

      Proof? I've never heard of anyone other than whites be into this perverted crap. Even if some misguided minorities do this, this practice began with whites.
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    2. 7/6/2011 2:19 PM Hatethehaterz wrote:
      @whiteman: "Is this website just about being racist toward whites?"

      This website parodies and satirizes all those white supremacist websites/blogs that bash Blacks, Mexicans, Indians, Muslims, etc. Think of the selective reporting on this site the next time you hear/read all the negative press against Muslims, Blacks, etc.
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  • 7/24/2011 12:33 PM SouthernWhite wrote:
    HaHa, all that maybe true about white people.But we still really run this world. And we always will.A minority could win the next hundred elections, and we would still have more control, money,power,and influence. To the victor go the spoil.And statistically speaking in all probability the odds are my life is way better than yours! Pissed off yet?
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    1. 7/24/2011 2:39 PM Hatethehaterz wrote:
      Lol. Speaking in all probability, "statistically" of course; you sound like a typical white unemployed (or underemployed) hillbilly loser typing this up from your mother's basement. You personally have no control, money, power, or influence. If you did, you wouldn't need to cling to your "race" for "greatness." Nor do you have any education either by the sound of it.
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    2. 7/24/2011 3:25 PM Hatethehaterz wrote:
      @southern white: Well you personally don't run anything other than your mouth. All you snow nigs ever do is wage war and genocide. Nothing to be proud of. Most of my classmates in undergrad and med school were non-white. My lawyer buddies say the same of their law school experience. Looks like your uneducated white ass will be working for us and our kids in the near future lol.
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  • 7/24/2011 2:58 PM Hatethehaterz wrote:
    It's always the weakest, stupidest, ugliest, most pathetic individuals who advocate racial or cultural superiority. Because without at least nominally belonging to something "great" in their minds (however deluded that may be), they would have to face what utter and pathetic losers they themselves are.
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    1. 7/24/2011 3:28 PM Hatethehaterz wrote:
      My above comments were directed @ southern white. In case that wasn't clear.
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  • 1/26/2012 12:48 PM So pathetic wrote:
    Wow how pathetic! Do people not realize there is help out there. People God gave amazing brilliant minds to help those who cannot help themselves. Then there is the hope we have in a relationship with Jesus who can get you out of the pit and help you realize that child abuse, yes very very sad but there is hope, there is help to be able to function like a very normal healthy adult that God created us to be. Sad, this guy needs a miracle. He needs a personal relationship with the creator of the universe! He needs to surround himself with people who get him out of this not with people who feed this behaviour! So sad though that people's lives are destroyed by the abuse that happens to them as a child. There should be much much stronger consequences for child abusers! The circle must be broken so people like this man child could go on with his life!
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    1. 1/26/2012 9:35 PM Olga wrote:
      I think this guy should be on the commercial for advertising Pull Ups....he should be taught to sing I'm a BIG KID now! Juice in a bottle causes rotten teeth. Oh, maybe he's still teething? Does he get put in a carseat when he goes out? Or, put in a stroller and taken for a walk?
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      1. 3/26/2012 4:34 PM haterade wrote:
        hahaha i totally agree fuck people are so damn wierd nowadays XD
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  • 3/26/2012 4:32 PM haterade wrote:
    not all whites are like this i think this guy was just born with a lower I.Q. than the rest of us most white people like to go out to clubs and have fun ive never seen one white person with this type of behaviour until today and that other person has a point there is at least one person in every race doing this no matter how wierd it is.
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    1. 3/26/2012 8:48 PM sebhai wrote:
      Dont worry,Haterade.as much as lot of white people are so quick to call us 'reverse racist'.We're at this website not foolish enough like the white racists to quickly assume that all white people are bad simply because the action of a few.POCs 'racist' are least likely indulge in a hate crime that would hurt vulnerable defenseless victim like the muslim woman who had been beaten to death lately.The main point of this website is to get back at all the racism we've suffered and to remind them whenever they want to criticised or degrading us that they're no better than us.I mean it's difficult to see a single non-white topic related posts without seeing one or two or three racist trolling.We're all can say do not judge the whole race just by one person.But how many white people would follow this advice?As far as I know white racism always gain more casualties around the world.

      POCs being racist to white people=white people sad,offended,defensive.

      white people being racist to POCs= Pocs died.
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      1. 3/26/2012 9:09 PM WhitePeopleHaveAlbinoTraits wrote:
        *applause*
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  • 3/27/2012 10:26 PM orlando cosmetic dentist wrote:
    In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
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  • 2/19/2013 5:17 AM cara wrote:
    live and let live,, thats my policy, this guy is not harming anyone,, there are plenty of others walking around hurting ppl,, men women and children,, surely they need to be the object of all your anger,, i may not agree with what he does,, but he's doing no harm,,, lighten up guys,,
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