I'm making this thread for everyone who is a family player that loves to play the babies and toddlers.
What is missing about the TS4 baby Sim?
It's an object, you can put it in the family inventory and leave it there....what does this say about Maxis?
In TS2 you can take the baby to the mirror and change it's appearance, ...it's a Sim. Hair, eyebrows, etc.
You can take the baby to the sink and bathe it when changing the diaper isn't enough hygiene care.
You can pass the baby into the arms of another Sim to hold and take care of it. Many interactions.
Sims can talk to the baby while the other Sim holds it. Builds up relationships. The baby is a Sim.
You can take the baby wherever your Sim goes on the lot, they can't be brought to community lots.
You can place the baby on a rug on the floor or bare floor. This was not unusal when I was a kid, mothers would put a blanket on the floor so they could keep an eye on the child (no rolling off a couch!) Builds social to be in the same room as parent.
During a fire Sims in the family rescue the baby....who rescues the baby in TS4? Nobody.
Though Maxis didn't give the baby clothes in TS2, modders were able to create clothes from the standard diaper.
Study Parenting, later in an EP in TS2. This gave the parent an edge on why was the baby crying and if it needed something like social, food, or play/fun, or diaper change, or simply needed cuddled and held.
Changing tables, no more messy diapers all over the floor. But were expensive for a broke family.
Hiring a nanny, when too many things to do such as kids and toddlers and babies in the home. Most of my nannies did their jobs maybe not as fast as I would do it, but they did seem to know when they were hungry and or when they needed changed. Schedule when the nanny would show up due to work schedules. Toddlers were a bit more tricky since they played with toys and ignored the nanny trying to feed them. Nannies also made beds and cleaned dishes, and sometimes cooked for other kids in the home, so players did get upset if they didn't rush off to get the baby first.
Clean house equaled better care of baby when the nanny showed up.
TS3, Sims could take the baby to the parks and other community lots. No one ever left the baby at a community lot in my game. If I was playing the parent and had them doing something else, other Sims on the lots or in the world would pick up baby and care for it. I don't know about other people's games.
TS3, strollers, the baby was a Sim, and not some crib object stuck in family inventory.
If you know of other things I have forgotten, please post them.
Maxis, it's a real shame you care nothing about that life stage at all. It's clear you don't. Six years and nothing done about it.
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