The Baby stage is the first stage of life, They have a couple of cute interactions and will cry when they need something. Babies are tethered to the basinet/cradle and you cannot see their needs or inventory yet. They are classed as objects in the game and that is unlikely to change in the future.

Baby Stage

Short life span ~ 1 day

Normal life span ~ 3 days

Long life span ~ 12 days

There is no option to create a pregnant sim or a baby sim in create a sim. The stages start at toddler stage in create a sim.


There are two options for having the baby if you have get to work, you can have the baby at the hospital, where you also get a birth certificate. Otherwise when you sim goes into labour go to a basinet to have the baby. If for any reason you do not have the basinet after a couple of hours a basinet will appear.


In the Sims 4 we finally got breast feeding as an option, only the mother sim can breast feed, even if your male sim got abducted your male sim can not breast feed. When a mother breast feeds they will have mosaics so that the breast is not visible. There is still the option to bottle feed.


The baby will cry if it needs feeding, changing or attention. There are several cute interactions you can have which are pictured below. You will be able to see if they need a nappy change because the baby will cry, have green stink coming from it and the option will change to ‘change dirty nappy’ rather than ‘change nappy’.

To tell if a baby needs feeding it will cry and not need a nappy change, a good rule of thumb is when the baby cries because it needs a nappy change is the feed and play with it then it should fall asleep of just lay happily until it falls asleep.

Babies can be taken away by social services if they are not cared for and cry for too long. You will get a warning to care for the baby before they come.

Diapers ~ if you have the laundry pack then you can chose for your Infants to have cloth diapers. This will result in a laundry pile being produced each time their nappy is changed.

Quick ageing/Sending away

If you do not want to have a baby at any time you can chose to age up the baby to the toddler stage, the option is on the second page of interactions.

The Alien baby has an awful double cry that is ear piercing, there is an extra option for alien babies ‘send back to home planet’ they wont have existed at all they will no longer appear in the family tree.

If you have a baby while in university then you will be kicked out of shared housing, however you can still complete university from home.


Siblings may get moodlets when the baby is born, babies however do not get any moodlets. The moodlet is New Sibling and they may get sad, happy or angry for 2-4 hours.

Siblings can look at the baby


New BabyUgh! ChildrenChildish DrivelBaby Whisked Awayready made Kid
New SiblingNew SiblingNew Sibling

Toddler stage this way

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One response to “Baby ~ stages of life”

  1. […] can become Toddlers from an option on the crib, check out BABIES here. However after 3 days on normal life span the will age up […]


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