Sims 4 has released its the biggest update in years. Infants have arrived. This update brings a brand new life stage to the game, giving players the ability to care for and customize their own virtual babies. In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the Sims 4 infants update, including the new features, possible bugs, and our honest first impressions.
Customizable Infants: For the first time in the Sims franchise, players can customize every aspect of their infants in Create a Sim mode. This includes everything from stork bites that fade away over time to adorable outfits and hairstyles.
New Traits: There are six new traits available in Create a Sim that will affect the personality of your infant.
Socialization: Infants form attachments to their household members through regular interaction and bonding, which is key to their development. They also socialize with family members of all ages, making for many cute camera-worthy moments.
Furniture and Decor: There are new cribs, high chairs, and a portable travel crib available to help you build your dream nursery. The cribs come in a variety of thematic styles, while the high chairs have received quality of life improvements to make caring for your infant easier.
Quality of Life Improvements: Newborns now have the same range of skin tones as other Sims, and children and toddlers can interact with them.
Interrupted Interactions: Some players have reported that Sims gravitate towards infants, interrupting other interactions and causing chaos. This may be something that is fine-tuned in the future.
Customize Your Baby
The new update allows players to customize every aspect of their infants in Create a Sim, a first in the mainline Sims franchise. Players can tweak and try on everything from stork bites that fade away over time to baby head shaping helmets and plenty of adorable outfits and hairstyles.
Interact with Your Baby
In live mode, all ages of the family are able to socialize with infants, making for many cute camera-worthy moments. With the ability to crawl, players will have to keep an eye on their infants as they happily push around nesting blocks or attempt to play with a dollhouse. Infants can also get up to mischief by exploring common household items, which can be both entertaining and a cause for concern. Thankfully, the update includes a new baby lock functionality at your fingertips on all gates and doors and a cute new baby fence that’s perfect for keeping your little ones secured in an area.
Nurture Your Baby
Nurturing will play an important role in your infant’s development. While caring for an infant’s attention motive is a clear way to ensure they’re getting the socialization they need, infants also form attachments to their household members through regular interaction and bonding. This is the key to an infant’s development and can result in special reward traits that influence proficiency at forming healthy relationships over the span of their life. One great example of quality time spent between a caregiver and an infant is exploring various foods in the high chair where infants will start learning what they like, love, or dislike.
The update also includes a variety of furniture and decor options to build your dream nursery. In particular, you’ll want to play some of the brand new cribs to help ensure your event gets a quality night’s sleep. You’ll find cribs that perfectly match a number of thematic styles while others serve more practical purposes. If you’re the type of SIM family that’s constantly on the go and vacationing to new places, the portable travel crib is just what you need. More practical families may opt for an upgradable crib, which can be transformed into a toddler bed when your infant is ready for the next stage of their life.
Our First Impressions
Overall, the Sims 4 infants update is a substantial improvement to the game. We appreciate the ability to customize our infants in Create a Sim mode, and the new traits add an extra layer of depth to the game. The new furniture and decor options also make building a nursery more fun and exciting. However, we did experience some interruptions in our interactions with other Sims due to their focus on the infants. We hope that Maxis will continue to improve and add more substantial content to Sims 4 in the future.
Yes, the infants update is available for free to all Sims 4 players base game players (which is also free).
How does nurturing affect my infant's development in Sims 4?
Nurturing plays an important role in your infant’s development in Sims 4. While caring for your infant’s attention motive is a clear way to ensure they’re getting the socialization they need, infants also form attachments to their household members through regular interaction and bonding.
How do I download and install the Sims 4 Infants update?
The Sims 4 Infants update is a free update that will be automatically downloaded and installed through Origin or the Sims 4 client. If you have any issues, make sure your game is up to date and check for any available updates in your client.
Can I customize my Sims' babies in the Infants update?
Yes, you can customize your Sims’ babies like never before in the Infants update. You can customize every aspect of your infant’s appearance, including their skin tone, head shape, and even their stork bites.
Can other Sims interact with my infant?
Yes, children and toddlers are now able to interact with newborns, while Sims of all ages can socialize with infants.