Sims 4: The Baby Has Been Freed... Kind of!
Article on the new life stage coming to Sims 4
The Sims 4 has revealed in their recent Behind The Sims Summit stream that a new life stage called Infants will be coming to the game sometime in early 2023.
In The Sims 4, each sim has a set of life stages that they go through as you play with them. The game initially had six stages: Baby, Child, Teen, Young Adult, Adult, and Elder.
To make the jump between Baby and Child less jarring for players, The Sims 4 team added the life stage of Toddler in Patch 46, which was released on January 12th, 2017. However, even with this improvement, the Baby life stage could have been more engaging to players.
Babies are considered objects within the game, being tied only to their bassinets provided by the game. There are limiting interactions between babies and other sims, and absolutely no way to customize them within Create-A-Sim like every other sim.
Most players have taken issue with this as the Babies don’t feel like part of the family, and it can be jarring to go from a newborn baby who can’t do anything to what is functionally a three-year-old in the life stage of Toddler.
The Behind The Sims Summit stream on October 18th teased Infants at the very end with a clip of an Infant crawling, sitting up, and falling onto its back up before a female sim picks it up.
Some have speculated we could get Create-A-Sim items specifically for Infants due to the infant's diaper in the said teaser. We could also get some Build items specifically for Infants as there is a never before seen playpen in the background of the teaser.
There is very little known about Infants other than it is a life stage that will go between Babies and Toddlers, and players can expect the life stage to be added to the game in an update coming in early 2023 which could mean January, February, or March.
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