The Sims 4 Infant and Toddler Differences Explained

The Sims 4: Infant and Toddler Differences Explained

Babies change a lot over the years

When you create a new household in The Sims 4, you’re immediately met with the Create-a-Sim menu where you can, well, make your Sims! While previously, you could only choose between six life stages, from toddler to elder, the infants update introduced babies. However, this brings an important question: is it worth making an infant or skipping the life stage and having a toddler instead? If you’d like to learn more, continue reading to discover the differences between infants and toddlers in The Sims 4.

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The Sims 4: Infant and Toddler Differences Explained

Starting from the Create-a-Sim menu, you’ll notice several differences in their outfits, hairstyles, and traits. While infants have six hairstyles in the base game, toddlers have dozens, allowing greater creative freedom with customizing your characters. You also have far more clothing options for your toddlers, with infants only having around ten shirts and eight pants available alongside 10 onesies.

Traits also differ slightly, with infants having six options and toddlers having eight. Below is the full list for both:

Infant Traits

  • Calm
  • Cautious
  • Intense
  • Sensitive
  • Sunny
  • Wiggly

Toddler Traits

  • Angelic
  • Charmer
  • Clingy
  • Fussy
  • Independent
  • Inquisitive
  • Silly
  • Wild

Gameplay Differences Between Toddlers and Infants

When you move into the actual game, you’ll find a few main points. The first is that while toddlers can immediately walk around, infants start by crawling. Infants also lack skills, while toddlers have fundamentals like movement and potty training. Lastly, while toddlers can eat regular food that adults consume, infants mainly have milk or baby food!

Generally speaking, your infants will need much more attention and focus from your adults Sims. Toddlers can fend for themselves in some ways with eating and going to the bathroom, while infants rely entirely on you for diaper changes, bathing, and feeding.

The Sims 4 is available on PC, Mac, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 through the official website. If you’d like to learn more about the game, check out All Confirmed Items and Features in The Sims 4 Growing Together.

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Madison Benson
Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.