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Babycore involves "gentle", muted" colors "pastel" or "cute" childlike innocence. This aesthetic leans toward softer, more kawaii elements, and is distinguished from kidcore through its usage of lighter colors and visuals typically reserved for babies and toddlers. It also differs from softie in that it is much more frilly and childish, and from babygirl in that it lacks suggestive or nsfw undertones. Morute is also similar to babycore but with dark, creepy, or gothic elements that are not found in babycore. Babycore is often associated with age regression/littlespace, although not everyone who enjoys this aesthetic uses it to enter a younger headspace. Babycore is inspired by/similar to any soft kawaii aesthetics, namely kawaii/yumekawaii, sweet lolita/sweet boystyle, sanriocore/melodycore, and dollette/delicate sweet, as well as often having some kitschy elements. It is also very similar to the puppycore subtype of petcore.

It is important to note, since many people get confused, that babycore is NOT interchangeable with being an AB or adult baby. Some adult babies may have this aesthetic for their roleplay or regression, but not all of them do and something is not automatically baby core just because it is babyish and used in this context.

Visual[]

There is a small but significant divide in the babycore aesthetic community between hyperfeminine, soft, vintage, cherub-like, very light-colored visuals more aligned with delicate sweet (or gloomy coquette), and more modern, plastic, cluttered, colorful (but still soft) visuals, more inspired by yume kawaii and jojifuku. These two sections of the community can often overlap, and are not different enough to become their own unique aesthetics; they are united as a community by their shared values of child-likeness, innocence, and "cuteness", and visually by the use of pastels and infants'/young children's items. Babycore visuals include:

  • Lots of frills
  • Pastels especially baby pink (and blue)
  • Baby soaps, wash, shampoo, and lotion
  • Sippy cups and bottles
  • Pacifiers
  • Kawaii Band-Aids
  • Babyish charms, beads, and stickers
  • Blankets
  • Sweet and innocent relationship motifs like handholding, knee sitting, etc
  • Cute animals (especially baby ones) and nature imagery similar to a more cutesy version of mori kei or cottagecore
  • Foods, especially desserts
    • Cupcakes
    • Cake
    • Ice cream
    • Cookies
    • Candy
    • Fruit
  • Children's toys
    • Stuffed animals
      • Unicorns
      • Elephants
      • Bears
      • Bunnies
      • Kittens
      • Dogs
    • Toy dinosaurs
    • Sea animals, such as seals, penguins, and axolotls
    • Bath toys like rubber duckies
    • Alphabet blocks
    • Calico Critters (aka Sylvanian Families)
  • Characters from children's TV shows and movies
    • Hello Kitty
    • Rilakkuma
    • Care Bears
    • Sailor Moon
    • My Little Pony
    • Onegai My Melody
    • Sanrio
    • Gloomy Bear
    • Strawberry Shortcake
    • Molang
    • Tamagotchi
    • Kirby
    • Hello Kitty Supercute Adventures
    • Go! Go! Tamagotchi
    • Let's Go! Tamagotchi!
    • Pororo the Little Penguin
    • Gabby's Dollhouse
    • etc.

Personality traits that can represent childlike behavior are as follows:

  • Childish
  • Sweet
  • Crybaby
  • Emotional
  • Innocence

Fashion[]

Photo of a girl in a soft dress, the dress has pastel-coloured stars and resembles children's clothing. She is holding a pink and purple stuffed animal horse. She is taking the photo with her phone in front of a mirror, the phone is right in front of her face.

Example of Babycore clothes

Since babycore is an aesthetic rather than a specific fashion style, fashion can take inspiration from any soft, babyish, and/or kawaii styles. Fashion inspired by Melanie Martinez Crybaby era is popular. Although some may choose to wear adult baby onesies, babycore does not necessarily focus on infant-like style. It leans more towards "girly" toddler fashion, such as:

  • Ruffled dresses
  • Sweet lolita dresses and shoes
  • Mary Janes
  • Platform sneakers
  • Barrettes
  • Frilly socks
  • Thigh highs
  • Character/animal onesies
  • Bonnets
  • Loose sweaters
  • Overalls and pinafores
  • Ribbons and bows
  • Miniskirts
  • Suspender skirts and shorts
  • Frilly bloomers and co-ords
  • Childlike jewelry such as chokers, necklaces, charm bracelets, etc.
  • Girly character T-shirts
  • Harnesses and garters
Compilation of various clothing and items relating to babycore. There is a baby blue sweater and black overalls. There is also a baby blue pacifier, knitted hat, folded blanket, and teddy bear. There are various blue baby bottles and there is a container of Oreos and Dum Dum lollipops.

Boyish babycore clothes

Apart from being leaned towards "girly-like features", there are baby boy outfits out there:

  • Ribbed socks
  • Character onesies
  • Sweaters
  • Overalls
  • Suspender shorts
  • Jeans
  • Character T-shirts
  • Pastel blue instead of pink clothing

Music[]

Artists[]

  • Melanie Martinez
  • fcj
  • Oomie
  • Aylex
  • Scandinavianz
  • Jay Someday
  • Bravelion
  • Broken in Summer
  • luvbryd
  • Dalkom Sound
  • Morninglightmusic
  • Little Twin Stars
  • Bensound
  • Onda Norte
  • Dance Fruits
  • The Floating Whale
  • Oshóva
  • Hotham
  • Lucjo
  • TutoTOONs
  • Couple N
  • Extenz
  • Kevin MacLeod
  • Waesto
  • Aftertune
  • AXM Music
  • Tobu
  • Spring Gang
  • Justhea
  • Mehul Sharma
  • Mehul Choudhary
  • Beau Walker
  • KV
  • Nextroute
  • Tubebackr
  • Minlee
  • Myra Grandberg
  • Gampers & Dadoni
  • AugusAlvarez
  • Joankim Karud
  • Kuromi
  • Summer Sax
  • Hobismorning
  • Hallman
  • LVLY
  • Molang
  • frad
  • Elita
  • Sandrah Araja
  • Rainych
  • Prod by Rose
  • dark cat
  • Declan DP
  • KODOMOI
  • Anime Maxwell
  • Soyb
  • Balynt
  • Lukrembo
  • OFMG
  • HungNgo
  • demon gummies
  • KONNA
  • King - NDK
  • Snail's House
  • Deep Chills

Albums[]

  • Crybaby by Melanie Martinez
  • Anxiety Angel by Elita
  • Reverie by Sandrah Araja
  • Micropop by Jack Stauber's Micropop
  • Just LVLY by LVLY

Songs[]

  • First Date by frad
  • Say So (Japanese Cover) by Rainych
  • Anxiety Angel by Elita
  • Strawberry by Prod by Rose
  • Alphabet Boy by Melanie Martinez
  • and then, i found you by fcj
  • UWU by Chevy
  • Cotton Candy Skies by Esthie
  • Bubble Tea by dark cat
  • Baby Doll by Lovelyz
  • Destiny by Onda Norte
  • Candyland by Tobu
  • Dreamer by Declan DP
  • Coming to Get You by LVLY
  • Hey Soul Sister by Minlee

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