The Sims Freeplay- Guide to Infant Sims

Adding/Creating an Infant NeedsActivities for InfantsRelationshipsAgeing an Infant

Adding/Creating an Infant

To unlock babies you need to complete the Two and a Half Sims Quest first. Once the quest is complete you need to place a cot in a house, you don’t need two sims who are married anymore but there needs to be 3 or less sims living there (4 sims in a house is the maximum) When you see the blue add sim circle above the cot you are ready!

Add a Baby will be the first option you see but once you have completed the A Bump-y Ride Quest your sims will be able to get pregnant so when you click on a crib you will see two other options:

  • Add a Baby– costs 3LP (will cost simoleons once you have completed the Life Dreams and Legacies Quest, the simoleon cost varies depending on how many other sims you have in your town) It takes 24 hours for the baby to arrive.
  • Pregnancy– costs 5LP and your sim will develop an expanding baby bump, after 6 days the baby will arrive.
  • Pregnancy Event– costs 2LP and your sim will develop an expanding baby bump while completing daily goals and other sims can complete support tasks, if you complete all the tasks and goals in the 9 day time limit your new baby will receive baby bonuses, if not your baby will still arrive after 9 days.

Read my Guide to Pregnancy for more information on the two pregnancy options

Once the baby arrives you can change their name, choose their gender, eye, skin and hair colour and outfit.

You cannot change the name, gender or skin colour again unless you use the ultimate makeover which costs 12LP


and how to fulfil them

An adult, teen or senior is needed to help keep your infant happy (except bladder as they will go in their diaper when they need to!)

  • Hunger- adult selects Give Food on infant /infant selects Be Fed on adult
  • Bladder- the infant will go in their diaper when they need to, this will decrease their hygiene need
  • Energy- infant selects Go to Sleep or Hibernate on themselves
  • Hygiene- adult selects Change Diaper on infant /infant selects Have Diaper Changed on adult
  • Social- adult selects Cuddle on infant /infant selects Be Cuddled on adult
  • Fun- adult selects Entertain on infant /infant selects Be Entertained on adult

Activities for Infants


Crib Interactions:

The first picture above is the interactions you get when a baby clicks on an adult and the second picture is when an adult clicks on a baby

Cry for Sim/Pick Up Infant– The baby will be picked up by the adult so they can get out of the crib (this option will only appear once you have completed the Nanny Knows Best Quest)

Have Diaper Changed/Change Diaper- This improves the Hygiene need

Be Cuddled/Cuddle– This improves the Social need

Be Entertained/Entertain– This improves the Entertainment need

Be Fed/Give Food– This improves the Hunger need

There is nothing you can do for the Bladder need, you have to wait for the baby to go in their diaper then you will need to change the diaper

Holding Infant Interactions:

You will only get these interactions once you have completed the Nanny Knows Best Quest

The first picture above are the options you get when you click on the sim who is holding the infant, the pictures below are the options you get when the infant is on the floor Pick Up Infant/Cry for Sim allows that sim to pick the infant back up

Ultimate Makeover- not relevant, this allows you to change the name, gender or skin colour of the adult sim

Let Infant Crawl– the sim will put the infant on the ground and then you can then control where they crawl by clicking on the floor when the plumbob is over their head:

Change Diaper– This improves the Hygiene need

Give Food– This improves the Hunger need

Practice Walking– This is the cutest! This improves the Entertainment need

Once the sim is holding the baby you can click on objects around the house to get interactions:

  • Bed- Quick Bouncies and Bounce Marathon
  • Bath- Bathe Infant and Bath Time Fun
  • Sofa- Sit with Infant and Relax with Infant

They can also travel to other sims houses while holding the baby (they will only count as one sim unless they put the baby down)

Having trouble using the highchair? Make sure your sim can stand behind the highchair so they can put the infant in it, if they can’t blue footprints will appear:

Once your sim puts the infant down on the floor (let infant crawl option) the infant can click on objects around the house to get interactions:

Interactions if you are the baby and you click on the baby:

Ultimate Makeover– this allows you to change the name, gender or skin colour of the infant for 12LP

Have Birthday– This will turn the baby into a toddler (you have to bake a birthday cake first and have completed the quest for toddlers)

Go to Sleep– This improves the Energy need

Hibernate– This improves the Energy need again by sleeping for 24 hours

Putting a baby back in their crib
A sim needs to pick the baby up then click on the crib and select put infant in cot. The other option is calm to sleep:


Babies can interact with teens, adults and seniors, they cannot interact with toddlers or preteens, their interactions with those life stages is the same:

  • Strangers: Be Cuddled
    Reward for becoming acquaintance: 100XP
  • Acquaintances: Be Cuddled
    Reward for becoming friends: 150XP
  • Friends: Be Cuddled
    Reward for becoming good friends: 200XP
  • Good friends: Be Cuddled
    Reward for becoming best friends: 300XP
  • Best friends: Be Cuddled
Strangers Be Cuddled
30 seconds
1 time
Acquaintance Be Cuddled
30 seconds
1 time
Friend Be Cuddled
30 seconds
3 times
Good Friend Be Cuddled
30 seconds
6 times
Best Friend Be Cuddled
30 seconds
Babies can only interact with adults, teens and seniors, they cannot interact with preteens, toddlers or other infants

Ageing an Infant?

If you have completed the Life Dreams and Legacies Quest when your infant reaches the end of that life stage they will age automatically to a toddler sim. Before this, you need to complete the A Quest for Toddlers and bake a birthday cake to be able to age your infant to a toddler sim.

Read all about Toddler Sims here

Watch this video for more information:

Related Posts:
 Toddler Sims – Preteen Sims – Teenage SimsAdult SimsSenior Sims


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82 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Guide to Infant Sims

  1. Do you know if there is a limit to the amount of children a couple can have? Thank you 🙂

  2. How can you move a baby and crib/cot? I relocated my family and the baby and crib were relocated directly in front of the stove in the kitchen. I had the parent cuddle the baby, thus picking it up of the crib, but that did not allow me to move it either.

  3. Hi, I had a baby and I can’t do any interactions with it. Every person when I click on a action, it gets the air bubble with two foot prints. My baby is loosing energy on everything! I need help asap! I can’t seem to find any help when I look it up.

  4. I made a birthday cake for my baby but it didn’t age the baby. I clicked have a birthday again but it just asks if I want to buy it again. Is there anything you have to do after making the cake?

  5. Can reuse the cribs for a new baby once your baby turns into a toddler? Thanks:)

  6. So I started the process of the stork bringing me my baby, then I relocated the household into a new bigger house. I thought baby would go eith them but it didn’t. The crib is stuck in the old abandoned home. I can’t cancel the task and I can’t store the crib because its being used. How do I get baby with its parents?

    • Oops :/ I don’t think you are going to be able to move the baby to them, I would probably move the family back to that house until you baby is a toddler

  7. Hi
    Mayby you can help me 🙂 I get a baby again, but now the baby cost 47000. Do you know why it suddenly cost so much?

  8. Hi
    First, just wanna say thanks for all the information you’ve provided me with. I actually have a question about babies. If I moved in a couple that are at “partners” together, but that are not engaged.. Can I still marry them once they live together? & if so, can they still have babies?

  9. I am currently on level 14 I am trying to age my baby the cake is grey it won’t let me buy it or tap it am I doing something wrong do I need to restart the game

  10. I made a mistake on the gender of my baby now I have a son with a girls name please help

  11. hi there, I can’t seem to put my empty crib in my inventory. I can’t sell it either. I only have the rotate and tick option when I click on it.

    Is this a glitch?? I’m wondering if this is causing me not to be able to add a new sim? I have 23 sims and my max is 25 so I should be able to add a sim. When I click on a house lot I just purchased, it only lets me relocate a family but not add a new sim. 😦

    • Are you sure the crib is empty and you don’t have a baby ready to be made in it? Is the sim image over the crib green? If so then the baby is ready to be customised, that will be why you couldn’t add a sim or store the crib

      • Thanks for your reply! I checked and you are right. I have a baby ready and I didn’t realize it! I must have clicked on the crib to add a new baby accidentally. Now I have a baby I was not planning to add but its alright since I had space to add 2 sims. I managed to add a new sim to my town after that. Thanks again!

  12. Hi
    I Have An Extra Crib In My House And It Won’t Let Me Put It In The Inventory. How Can I Put The Crib In The Inventory Without Having To Delete Or Restart The Game ?

  13. I’m on level 13, I haven’t done the quest for toddlers because I don’t remember seeing it. How can I age my baby to a toddler?

  14. I noticed that if you accidentally leave the game for more hours than you intended, babies become very sad. (I’d be sad too with a wet diaper, cot, no formula, no cuddles, and only four hours’ sleep.) The meters were lower but not red, but no matter how often a parent did the diaper spin, they still had stinky face and crying baby. I finally decided to try hibernating the baby to see if it either helps to give a tired, cranky baby some decent sleep, and/or gives me a cupcake to use. Any other suggestions?

    Which brings me to the big question I had right away. (Several, actually.)

    Why can’t we bathe babies? Perfect solution for situations like mine. We could use a kitchen sink, or be able to buy a baby tub at the kid’s store. And some more related questions:

    Why must these poor children have to wear those icky gray cloth diapers? And why not have them wear a onesie? During the diaper spin, the onesie could dissppear and reappear.

    Why can’t we move a baby away from its cot? For example, why have a rocking chair if a parent can’t feed and rock the baby? Or rock and cuddle the baby? (The rocking chair should also actually ROCK.) Strollers and baby swings would nice too. Not for nothin’, but if you take a baby out of the cot, you could also switch cots if you accidentally started the baby in the wrong cot. (I have white for one house and yellow for another and I accidentally put the wrong cots in the wrong houses. It’s not a big deal, but it shouldn’t have to be a deal at all. The stork brought a baby, not furniture.) Or if you want to trade cots because the first needed cleaning. (Which brings me to another big question, why are there no washer/dryers??? Doing laundry is another chance to meet needs and earn points.)

    Crying babies should make noise that wake sleeping parents, and make the parents go to the cot. Then the player will have everyone where they belong to get the parents to care for baby.

    All of these could be alternate options for attending to baby needs, and some that take more time (like bathing) could give extra XPs to keep the game moving along.

    As for the programming, just as Sims *should* have an “Be Affectionate” option, or at least keep the “kiss cheek” option available for all interactions for good friends through marriage (for example, I made two of my adult Sims sisters, who should have the ability to hug instead of bro-hug or, horrors!, chest-bump), parents should want to be with their babies. It drives me nuts that a parent Sim will wander out of house unless you’re playing with it, leaving baby alone. Frankly, I’d like all Sims to be programmed to stay in the same room you put them in until you move them yourself. And parents should also have an option for showing off new babies, with LP and XP rewards.

    This is my first Sims experience (as if that wasn’t obvious), so there may be reasons for these issues of which I am unaware. But here’s the thing, the programmers may see babies as a necessary stage while you take three days to do the steps needed to get a toddler, but babies are cute too, and the gaming potential for them is not being used. If a mother had programmed this, you can bet that babies would be much more interesting.

    • P.S. Parents could also have an option or task for showing off the baby. Seriously, IRL, have you met anyone with children who doesn’t love to show them off and brag about them, especially first-time parents with babies? They may be sleep-deprived, but they talk about their baby constantly! Whether in their house or visiting next door, there is a lot of points potential here too.

    • That happens to all sims if you leave them not going anything, select go to sleep and they will stay happier for longer.
      I don’t know, I don’t develop the game, I just play it like you. But changing the diaper is quick and doesn’t take long to fill up the hygiene.
      Babies like each other life stage have a selection of clothes they can wear when you first make them
      Again I don’t know
      Those are some good ideas, maybe one day EA will make babies a bigger part of the game

  15. Oops on the onesie thing, I just had a new baby come from the stork today and saw that there ARE onesies available. But then when I checked the nursery dresser, it provided clothes changes for the adults, which I guess means the babies are stuck in the same clothes until they’re toddlers. No wonder they stink! (I hope toddlers can change clothes at least. At least they get baths.) Babies really do get short-changed in this game. Sad, b/c they are really cute!

  16. I had a baby with two people and then divorced them and the dad moved out of town. The mum got remarried and I accidently moved her into her new husbands house. So now the baby is stuck in the old house and only the baby lives there. Is there anyway I can move the baby into the new house? Thx xox

  17. I was wondering, if I have a couple and they have two babies then one of them grows up and moves out can I have another baby while in the process of the senior quest? I haven’t completed the senior quest, just started it. Thanks!

  18. I have a baby and a toddlers who’s dad had been murdered. Their mom has remarried, but now the mom and new husband live in a separate house. How can I combine the family so that the mom and her babies can live in their home with the new dad together?

  19. What are the prices of babies? First ones free and then 3LPS, but what’s next? Thanks alot

  20. I have a question about whether parent Sims can go to work and leave the infant home alone? I have played other versions of Sims and normally you can’t. I have been leaving an adult sim with the babies at all times. Thanks! I just found your blog and I love it! I wisj I had found it before now as I have been playins Sims Freeplay for about a month. It does seem as if each person has different quests in different orders. Thanks again!

  21. Do babies cry themselves to sleep? I have three toddlers (these are incredibly cute, even with poo in their pants) and a baby no one is paying attention to. Everything is red, and he was crying non stop but suddenly he started sleeping even if I did not put him to sleep. Automatically. If I wake him up via some command (and cancellling) he would go to sleep again.

    • babies can fall asleep if their engry levels are low, maybe you should try taking care of the baby. They are quite low maintenance really, just feed, cuddle, entertain and change diaper, then they can sleep for 4 hours or a day.

  22. Hi, I’m confused. I had two sims married and they had a baby but they got divorced so I could move them into another house. But the baby lives alone now! Is there any way to get the baby to live in the same house as the parents? Or get the parents to live back with the baby at the old house?? Please answer asap. My poor baby doesn’t live with his parents 😦

    • It isn’t really possible, the only thing you can really do is have his parents stay at the house with him unless they are going to work. A few of my sims spend a lot of their time at other houses and rarely go home.

  23. Hi, I just had a wonderful glitch. I have the latest update of 2015. I was in the process of naming the baby when I was distracted and accidentally logged off Sims Freeplay. I signed back in a house different from the one with the baby, so I tapped the face of the father to get there, and it moved me to the baby creating font. After I finished, I suddenly have two babies, one of them didn’t have a name, while the other was lying on the floor. I bought a crib and moved her in, and I have two babies at the cost of one.

  24. My baby’s parents turned into seniors and died!! My baby is living alone! Is there anything I can do?

    • Not really, the only thing you can do is have another sim visit the baby to look after it but you can’t move the baby to live with someone else and no one can move in.

  25. You know how it shows a pink or blue circle to show what gender the baby will be when its making? Well I have a girl already and I want a boy but it shows a pink circle around it can I change it to a boy??😭 thanks.

  26. When my baby comes it’s on the ground instead of a crib Plus it won’t let anyone do anything with the baby

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