As adjectives the difference between childlike and bairnlike
is that childlike
is innocent and trustful; credulous; artless while bairnlike
is (dialect|rare) like a bairn; childlike.
innocent and trustful; credulous; artless
of, like, or suitable for a child
* 1859 : , Pestalozzi and Pestalozzianism
*: And on the other hand, fatherly and childlike feelings in the national spirit, are the sources of all pure national blessings.
* 1894 : , Lessings Nathan Der Weise
*: He certainly has childlike simplicity, and all the qualities which go to make up a true Christian character.
* See also
(dialect, rare) Like a bairn; childlike.