Having trouble using infant carriers? We’re here to help!
So you just purchased The Sims 4 Growing Together and you can’t figure out how the infant carriers work. We don’t blame you; it’s not exactly intuitive and the game doesn’t really point it out to you. The good news is that using the infant carrier is actually very easy once you know where all the options are! This guide will show you how to use your new infant carriers in The Sims 4 Growing Together expansion pack and troubleshoot some common issues that might prevent players from using them.
Select Your Preferred Infant Carrier
Before you go running around the neighbourhood with your infant carriers in The Sims 4 Growing Together, you’ll want to choose which style of infant carrier you want to use. Your Sims will automatically use the infant carrier you selected as your preferred carrier whenever they put an infant in it.
To do this, click on your infant and under the Baby Care category, select Set Preferred Back Carrier. You may need to click More Options if you do not see it right away.
Select the carrier you want from the menu that pops up and you’re done! All players who purchase Growing Together by April 27th, 2023 will have access to the additional bonus PowerWalk Companion infant carrier. If you did not purchase the pack on or before this date, you will only see the Infant Wrangler carrier in a variety of different colour options.
Using the Infant Carrier
Once you’ve picked out a carrier that you like, you’re ready to take your infant on the go with you! Whenever you’d like to take your infant out into the big wide world beyond, just click on the infant and under Baby Care, select Put [Infant Name] in Back Carrier.
Of course, carrying an infant on your back is super handy for a wide variety of things! Infants love to sleep in their infant carriers in The Sims 4 Growing Together so it’s an easy way to help them catch a quick nap while allowing your Sim to continue on doing whatever they were doing. You can take your infant with you on walks, hikes, and even go jogging with them! You can carry them around public venues with ease and not have to worry about where they are. Also, you can even carry multiple children using an infant carrier. Having an infant in a back carrier frees up your Sim’s arms for carrying a second infant or a toddler.
The Sims 4 Growing Together Infant Carriers: Common Problems
A common problem many Simmers have is that they do not see the option to use The Sims 4 Growing Together infant carriers under the Baby Care options. This is caused by outdated mods. Here’s how to fix this problem:
- Shut down the game and remove any outdated mods. Alternatively, you can just remove all of your mods to guarantee a working game. If you are not familiar with how to maintain and update your mods, see our guide for beginners.
- Navigate to Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 and delete the following files. It is perfectly safe to delete these folders and files. The game will generate new ones the next time you launch the game, which is what you want.
- The cachstr folder
- The onlinethumbnailcache folder
- The avatarcache.package file
- The localthumbcache.package file
- Launch your game. You should now see the option to use your infant carriers in The Sims 4 Growing Together.
If the above does not fix the issue, you still have outdated mods that you missed. In this case, the only effective, foolproof method of tracking it down is the 50/50 method. If you do not know how to do this, see our guide. Also, remember to delete the folders and files listed above each time you test a new batch of mods.
Additionally, looking for more information about infants? Why not check out our infant care guide?