The Sims 4

The Sims 4: Newborns Are Getting an Overhaul!


Newborns are getting visual improvements and an expanded skin tone selection!

The Sims 4 Growing Together livestream today gave us lots of new information not just on Growing Together, but on the free infant base game update, too. We expected to get plenty of information on the new infant life stage. What we didn’t expect was a surprise update to newborn babies in The Sims 4!

Sims 4 - New Bassinet
New Bassinet coming for Newborns! More objects coming in update

The livestream showed off a newborn in the new baby bassinet also coming to the base game for free. It was obvious at first glance that the newborn baby had been given some big texture improvements. The Sims 4 babies looked more like actual babies and less like plastic baby dolls. In addition to this, SimGuruGraham also confirmed that babies in The Sims 4 are no longer limited to three basic skin tones. Babies now have the full range of skin tone options that older Sims have. Also, they now have their natural genetic eye colours from birth. This is huge for the game! An update like this makes babies feel a little less like objects and more like a real part of the family.

The Sims 4 Babies: Not Just Looks!

But the changes don’t stop at aesthetics! The babies move more like newborns who have just come home from the hospital, so their animations have been tweaked. Adults can now transition between baby care tasks without having to put the baby back in the bassinet between interactions. The Show Off Baby interaction is easier to complete and is compatible with toddlers now. Also, for players with Seasons installed, babies will now react to being left out in extreme weather conditions. When a baby cries, their caregiver will automatically go tend to their needs, too. Children and toddlers also have a new interaction with babies called Entertain.

Sims 4 Newborns - New Interaction
New Interaction

Since Sims 4 babies have been redesigned to be more like newborns, their age duration has been shortened. To compensate for this age span change, infant and toddler lifespans have been extended.

Catch up on all the latest Sims news right here on Sims Community!

About the author


A cranky old lady who prefers the company of cats and Sims over people. Occasionally peeks out from her lair long enough to chuck Sims articles at innocent bystanders.

End of content

No more pages to load

Next page