The Sims 4: Infants Unleashed Before "Growing Together" Expansion Launches

Test those parental skills.
Test those parental skills. Electronic Arts

They say that The Sims 4 is pretty much like real life. In a way that's true and it’s about to get a bit more complicated with the latest free base game update introducing infants to the game.

With this new feature, you get to interact with these young Sims earlier than before. The reason is that Sims now spend less time as newborns. This particular stage in their life lasts only a few days before they age up into infants.

While infants have their own hairstyles, clothing, and accessories, the real deal is their personality traits - both a challenge and enjoyment. Not to worry since you'll get access to items like new toys, furniture, and decor, all to make the infants feel at home and part of the family.

Of course, when they start to crawl, you must keep them safe while exploring and that’s why you should use the new baby-proofing option for doors. Do you remember that Sims can be kept out with door permissions? Well, both infants and toddlers can be kept in.

It's a Baby

Going back to newborns, you'll be happy to know that they'll now resemble family members because they are also affected by skin tones and eye colors of their relatives. Other changes for appearance and movements have been done as well to help these newborns feel like active members of the household.

Meanwhile, caregivers will no longer put them back in a bassinet between reactions, so caring for a newborn feels more natural than before. Finally, toddlers and children get new social interactions with new family members like entertaining a newborn in a bassinet.


While the update does focus on infants, it doesn't mean older Sims are left out of the conversation. There are in fact new skin details for Sims of all ages. For example, Sims can now have birthmarks, stretch marks as they age, or even C-Section scars, the mark of pride for giving birth. Another interesting new feature is that you can now choose whether a Sim is able to produce milk.

What did you think of this latest addition to the game? The Sims 4 is available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

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