See infants in action in Live Mode!
The Sims 4 Growing Together livestream showed off a lot more than just content from the Growing Together expansion pack. Additionally, it spent a lot of time going over the new infants in both CAS and Live Mode! Obviously, players are super excited to see how infants will behave during gameplay, so let’s get right into all the latest info on Sims 4 infants gameplay!
The Sims 4 Infants: Attachment
A fundamental part of an infant’s experience is developing an attachment to the Sims around them. Infants are trying to gauge whether or not the world is safe place. They learn that the world is either safe or unsafe through how their caregivers care for them. Infants with attentive caregivers who attend to their needs immediately when they vocalize discomfort will learn that the world is a safe place for them to be. They trust that other Sims will be there for them when they need help. However, infants who are left to cry for a long time before anyone comes for them learn very quickly that the world is not safe and that other Sims can’t be trusted.
There are benefits both in the infant life stage and afterwards if an infant has a strong attachment. When they cry, they won’t feel neglected if it takes a little longer for a caregiver to attend to their needs. They have a strong attachment so they trust that a caregiver will come for them soon. However, infants with low attachment will be extra sad when their cries are going unanswered.
Attachment Reward Traits
There are three possible traits an infant can age up with depending on their attachment through infants gameplay in The Sims 4.
- Top-Notch Infant: These infants were extremely well cared for. They have a very positive outlook on the world and trust other Sims very easily thanks to that early childhood bond with their caregivers.
- Happy Infant: These infants formed a good attachment with their caregivers. They see the world as a good place and find it easier to trust other Sims.
- Unhappy Infant: These infants were neglected and as a result of this neglect, they see the world as a cruel, unforgiving place. They don’t trust that other Sims have good intentions and are highly skeptical of others.
Players will know how their infant’s attachment is developing through their moodlets.
There are many ways caregivers can bond with their infants and start forming a strong attachment through infants gameplay in The Sims 4. One of the best ways is by having your infant try new foods! There are a variety of different foods infants can explore. They’ll decide whether they like the new food, dislike it, or they might be unsure about it and need to try it a few more times. Also, the devs showed us an infant with the Cautious trait trying mashed peas for the first time. Since she had the Cautious trait, she was unsure about the new food. Helping your infant explore new tastes is a good way to bond with them and form attachment.
Bath Time and Play Time!
Bath time is another great bonding opportunity for infants gameplay in The Sims 4. We saw Eliza Pancakes give her infant a bubble bath, which made her daughter feel loved and cared for. Infants will sit in a special baby bath seat in the bathtub when a caregiver bathes them.
After her bath and trying mashed peas, the infant in the livestream spent some time interacting with toys and her older brother! We saw her child-aged brother play peek-a-boo with her, which was adorable. Additionally, the devs confirmed that Sims of all ages and even cats and dogs will be able to interact and play with infants!
Even bedtime is an opportunity for bonding with infants. Infants might have a hard time falling asleep on their own. A caregiver can do various things to soothe their infant to sleep. Also, some of the new infant cribs can be upgraded to add a baby mobile. The baby mobile plays music which makes it easier to soothe a fussy infant to sleep.
We can’t wait to experience all the new Sims 4 infants gameplay ourselves on March 14th!