The Toddler stage is the second stage of a sims life and there is so much more they can do, and feel so much more alive than they did as babies. From having to learn motor skills to climb stairs and learning to use the potty there are skills you little sim can learn to earn extra traits. This is where to start if you want a super sim!
NOTE – If a baby, toddler or child is neglected then the social services will take them away, there is no way to get them back if this happens.
NOTE – unlike babies you can play as your toddler sim.
NOTE – If you have an adult sim taking care of a toddler that is not theirs then you can adopt as dependant. this works great for story lines where a parent might have a new boyfriend or girlfriend.
Create or birthday or adopt
There are 3 ways to get yourself a toddler :-
Toddlers can created the in create a sim when you are making you family, (they cannot live by themselves). you can fully customise them or play with genetics, this will take the image of 1 or 2 sims of your choice and create a child from them. You can still fully customise them. Or you may chose to make a toddler then in the family option change them to child of. see images below-
Babies 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 automatically.
The last way to get a Toddler is by adopting one using the the phone to ‘hire a service’ this costs §1000, a social worker will arrive with the child then click adopt on the Toddler.
BLADDER – Toddlers have a potty skill, although can leave them to go Potty in their nappy, you could also buy a potty for §75 once a toddler has reached level 2 of 3 then they will take themselves to the potty rather than using their nappy, and can also go to the potty without help.
HUNGER – Toddlers can do many options, they can go to a counter and collect a plate of food, adult sims can pick them up and put the toddler in a high chair for feeding, or toddlers can be given a bottle of milk on the floor. A trick that can be used is to put lots of veggies and fruit in the toddlers inventory and then get them to eat directly from their inventory. If a toddlers hunger goes down too far then social services will take the baby away.
ENERGY – There are toddler beds that toddlers sleep in however they can also go for a nap in a large dog bed, If a toddlers energy is down for too long then the social services will take them away.
FUN – Toddlers can dance which will increase their movement skill, play with toys which will get up their Creative skill, Play with the block nest toy which will also get up their thinking skill or play the tablet to increase fun which will also help with all 4 skills Communication, thinking, Imagination and movement skills. I have guides on all these skills if you want to check them out.
ATTENTION – Toddlers need attention so get your parent sim so talk and play, any social interaction will get up a toddlers attention need as well as their Communication skill, toddlers can also interact with cats and dogs as well as other toddlers. You can get some really sweet moments, parents can also read to toddlers which also gets up a toddlers creative skill and their attention as well as fun.
HYGIENE – Toddlers will need bathing more than older sims because they will use their nappy to go toilet in to begin with. Toddlers cannot shower and need an adult sim to bath them, they can be bathed in a bathtub or a kitchen skin.
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.
Skills and Traits
There are 5 skills that can be learned plus 2 traits that can be earned. The traits are ones that are earned from learning enough skills, they will give learning boosts to the sim that they keep as they age up.
- Communication – 5 levels
- Thinking – 5 levels
- Movement – 5 levels
- Imagination – 5 levels
- Potty – 3 levels
- Happy toddler trait – gives 10% boost on all skills – Get 5 skills to level 3
- Top notch toddler – gives 25% boost on all skills – get all 4 skills to level 5 and potty to level 3
Once your toddle is level 2 of the movement skill they will be able to climb up and down the stairs themselves.
There are traits that you can pick for you toddler when they age up from baby to toddler –
The Parenthood pack came with character values which will stay from toddler to teen, moving up and down depending on your sims behaviours.
As toddlers parents can go to the parenting option and teach to say ‘thank you and please’ and ‘sorry’ to put their manners meters in the right directs. Toddlers can also make a mess to make responsibility go in the wrong direction.
They will get either positive or negative traits depending on where the finish when then age up from teen to young adult.
Once your toddler is ready to grow up you adult sim can bake them and cake. Pick the option help to blow candles and the adult sim will pick up the toddler and the toddler will blow out the candles (its very sweet). You can do this at any time however will be prompted in the notifications when it is nearly their birthday. You can even throw a birthday party which is very cute.
For more guides and tutorials check out the home page and for more videos on all things sims related check my Youtube channel, where you can Find the through the ages original challenge, tutorials/guides, sims 4 short clips of the sims 4, as well as live streams every Monday and Wednesday.
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