This is when babe is used to the max anywhere it can be used, even when its needless and false as it carries no real sentiment; unlike when used with a boy or girlfriend.
"Babes" can also be used in all the above cases as a kind of 'babe' replacement.
2. "Awww babe" When somthing bad happens
3. "Can you give me a lift babe?" when they want somthing
4. "love you babe!" As a sign off
This shows all the times babe = overused