As most of you know (or have figured out by ) by now, I'm crazy about little people; babies in particular. No offense intended to Little People aka: dwarves, etc. I've always called children little people or little person or little one -- even my 6' tall niece!
When Alex was quite young, he liked to offer his chubby little hand to anyone closeby to touch. No one could resist! All he wanted was a touch and then he went back to whatever he was doing.
I have an amazing bunch of nieces and nephews, but they've all grown up way too fast! I've asked my siblings to do something about that, but . . .