A baby bat will almost always grow out of the phase; he/she has no intention of making any other statement than to shock people.
Baby bats are distinctive from emos in both personality and dress sense. Though the bats often use heavy make-up, they wear more tartan and netting/tulle than emos and are more stereotypically Goth. It takes a keen eye to distinguish some emos from baby bats, but there is one difference:
Baby bats grow up into Goths. Emos grow out of the fad, and into accountants.
Quiet! I'm sure they'll cut themselves if we tell them they're not goth!
Person #2: Nah, he's just a poser.
guy1: "Look at her! Isn't she something?"
guy2: "Sure but...she's a babybat."
younggoth: "I wish I were older so people wouldn't keep calling me 'babybat.'"
3. A rarely used affectionate term.
person1: "See you later, babybat!"
person2: "Awwwww, bye!"