The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Musical Expression

NANNY KNOWS BEST QUEST – XYLOPHONE – BABY SIMS ONLY – PRIZES: PLAYMAT, OUTFITS AND 3LP

TIME LIMITED HOBBY – TIME: 7 DAYS – TIME LIMITED PRIZE: INFANT BOUNCER


Once you complete the Nanny Knows Best Quest the time limit for this hobby will start straight away, to begin this hobby you need to buy a xylophone from the promotions r us store for S2,000 and place it in one of your sims houses:

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I cannot place the xylophone, it says its locked/ limited item, what do I do? You will have this problem if you try and place it from the new items tab, look in your inventory instead to be able to place the xylophone in one of your sims houses.

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the infant bouncer:
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Once placed in your house your baby sim needs to click on it and select the option:

  • Play Xylophone- 3 hours 10 minutes

NOTE: the first time you complete this hobby you can only buy one xylophone so only one baby can complete this hobby, after that you can buy 3 xylophones so 3 babies can complete this hobby at one time

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head to find one of the musical expression collectibles. Every time your sim finishes playing the xylophone their musical expression hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once they reach 100% they will level up, there are 6 levels. You need to reach level 6 to be able to unlock all of the musical expression collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL 3 hour 10 minutes
1-2 100%
2-3 50%
3-4 35%
4-5 25%
5-6 20%

The next table shows you for each level what musical expression collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

 LEVEL  TITLE 1st TIME LEVEL UP UNLOCKS 2nd+ TIMES LEVEL UP REWARD
1 Atonal Sizzling Sausages and Hot Cross Buns are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Big Hitter Row Your Boat and Little Lamb are now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Beat Keeper Old Macdonald and Five in a Bed are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Melody Maker Humpty and Round the Mountain are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Performer Three Blind Mice and Moonlight Sonata are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Musical Virtuoso Piano Concerto No.21 and Etude in C Minor are now unlocked in the hobby collection.

You can now complete the collection!

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NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 6 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?

 

The completed musical expression collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 12 of the collectibles

If you complete this hobby in the time limit you will unlock the Infant Bouncer, which can be found in the infant section and costs S4000. An adult has to put a baby in it then they can bounce for 1 minute or 15 minutes:
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The rewards for completing this collection are the play mat, outfits and 3LP:

  • The first time you complete this collection you unlock the play mat (even if you don’t complete in the time limit) this costs S5500 and can be found in the infant section. The option is play with toys for 10 minutes and an adult can join in play session:

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  • The second to the seventh time each time you complete this collection you unlock a new outfit for your female and male baby sims:
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  • From the eighth time onwards each time you complete the collection you earn 3LP

Time Limited Hobby Events– the musical expression hobby appears in these events, to complete these you have to complete the musical expression hobby a certain amount of times during the time limit to unlock all of the prizes, you can find a list of time limited hobby events here. If you want to complete these time limited hobby events then have one sim get to level six in this hobby before the next event starts to be in with the chance of completing it!

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

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The Sims Freeplay- Nanny Knows Best Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 10 UNLOCKS: baby interactions and musical expressions hobby TIME LIMIT: 5 days PRIZE: infant overalls


To begin this discovery quest you need to find the nanny in the park once you have a baby sim in your town. If you complete this quest in the time limit you will unlock overalls for your infant sims, you can still complete this quest once the time is up to unlock the musical expressions hobby and new baby interactions but you won’t get the overalls

You cannot complete this quest at the same time as any other discovery quest

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HOW LONG DOES THIS QUEST TAKE TO COMPLETE?

Note: you need a baby to complete this quest

Times may vary depending on the star rating an item has.

  • Meet the Nanny- 1 minute (in park)
  • Rant to Nanny Williams- 15 minutes
  • Send a sim to an infants home
  • Pick up an infant (adult click on infant in crib)

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  • Relax with an infant on the couch- 15 hours (click on couch)

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  • Let an infant crawl- 3 seconds (click on the baby while the adult sim is holding them)

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  • Make an infant crawl (tap anywhere on the ground when controlling the baby)
  • Follow obsessively- 6 hours 30 minutes (click on baby)

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  • Clean infant mess- 12 hours 30 minutes (trashcan)

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  • Wash garbage off hands- 3 hours 10 minutes (using a sink)

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  • Ask Nanny for help- 5 hours 30 minutes

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  • Cry to be picked up (select cry for sim on adult sim)

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  • Rock to sleep- 1 Day (click on crib)

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  • Check simbook- 2 hours (using a computer)

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  • Pick up infant- 9 seconds
  • Buy a highchair (infant section of home store)

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  • Place infant in highchair- 5 seconds (click on highchair) (if you can’t place the baby in the highchair try putting the highchair in the middle of the room with nothing around it)

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  • Search for soft food in the fridge- 8 hours 30 minutes

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  • Play with food- 9 hours 30 minutes (baby) (can be started early just start after previous task and you need to go back on the game to complete the previous tasks before this one finishes or it won’t work)

You need to control the baby to do this task so it may be easier to have all other sims in the house busy so the plumbob is over the babies head and you can select the option

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  • Ask the Nanny where she went- 15 minutes

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  • Feed soft food- 2 hours 30 minutes (adult needs to click on baby)

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  • Post photos on simbook- 13 hours (using a computer)

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  • Ask Nanny Williams to help a friend- 3 hours 30 minutes

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  • Hug the Nanny goodbye- 3 hours 30 minutes

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QUEST IS COMPLETE! 


Completing this quest unlocks new baby interactions, these can be found in my Guide to Babies

You also unlock the the Musical Expressions hobby for baby sims which requires a xylophone from the promotions r us store to complete. The time limit for the hobby begins as soon as you complete this quest. The option is 3 hours 10 minutes so I would definitely earn some LPs to try and complete in time

Prize: Infant Overalls
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Price? Free

Where can I find them? In the wardrobe for baby sims

Is it worth it? Yes, they are cute and free!


Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

How do I start this discovery quest?
Find the nanny in the park to start this quest

Can I do discovery quests at the same time as a main quest?
Yes you can

I am doing the quest for toddlers and this one at the same time, is that going to cause a problem?
No it won’t as you don’t need to age a baby in the toddler quest

Why can’t I do this discovery quest yet?
You cannot do more than one discovery quest at the same time, if you are currently on another one (the list can be found here) you will not be able to do this one until that one is completed

Do I have to do this quest?
If you don’t start the quest you don’t have to do it at all but if you have already started it you need to complete it before you can move on to the next quest

I haven’t started this quest yet, will it still be available when I want to do it?
Yes it will be, you can choose to start it whenever you like

Do I need a baby for this quest?
Yes you do

I accidentally cleaned up the trash instead of cleaning the infants mess, how do I fix this?
Knock the trashcan over again and select the clean infants mess option

I can’t find any highchairs in buy mode, why?
You need to reach the goal to buy one before you unlock them

I can’t place my infant in a highchair, why?
The back of the highchair needs to be away from a wall or free from objects in the way so they can place the baby in the highchair from behind

What do you mean when you say a goal can be started early?
Any goal that you can normally do can be started early because you will have access to it and any goal that you can’t normally do you will have to wait until you get the goal to be able to complete it
The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work

I can’t get my baby to play with food, why?
The plumbob needs to be over that babies head and you need to click on the baby

Does the nanny stay once the quest is over?
No, she will leave

Why can’t I add a baby?
A crib needs to be placed in the house of a married couple, only married couples can have babies

How many babies can a couple have?
They can have 2 children as only 4 sims can live in a house at one time

How do babies go to the toilet?
They will go in their diaper when they are ready, then you change their diaper to increase their hygiene

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
Overalls for your baby sims

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the musical expressions hobby before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one now that you have started it, if you don’t start it you don’t have to do it

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

This quest unlocks the musical expressions hobby, does the time limit start straight away once I have completed this quest?
Yes, the time limit for the hobby starts straight away once this quest is complete, you can click no when the hobby pop up appears but this does not stop the timer going down

Blue footprints appear when my baby tries to use the xylophone, why?
Blue footprints appear when your sim cannot access an item you want them to use, you need to either rotate the item or move an item that has been placed in front of it so they can use it


Last updated December 2019

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The Sims Freeplay- Two And A Half Sims Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 8 UNLOCKS: babies TIME LIMIT: 2 days PRIZE: baby decoration pack


YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THE LOVE IS IN THE AIR QUEST BEFORE YOU CAN BEGIN THIS QUEST
This quest allows you to add babies to your town, you can only add babies to a house where a married couple live (only 4 sims can live in a house at one time) If you complete this quest within the time limit you unlock the baby decoration pack. If you don’t complete within the time limit you can still complete this quest and unlock babies you just won’t get the baby decoration pack prize
How long does this quest take to complete?

STUCK? CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

There are two versions of this quest, the first one should be correct for most players but if the goals aren’t the ones you have, click here to view version two


Version One

Times may vary depending on what star rating the item has.

You need to be good at time management with this quest as 1 task takes a day! (which gives you some practice for later quests!)

  • Be nice to a sim- 1 minute

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  • Expand or create a room
  • Spend S450 on wallpaper and flooring

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  • Read better farms and cradles magazine- 9 minutes (from pile of magazines in living room section)

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  • Have a double shot of coffee- 1 minute (if blue footprints appear read this post)
  • Watch ‘Dr. Cots’ on TV- 18 minutes

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time and price varies depending on how many businesses you have already but these are the requirements I had
  • Buy a crib (from the childrens store)- costs S2,000

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  • Add a baby- 1 day
  1. Place crib from inventory (place in the house of a married couple otherwise you will not be able to add the baby)
  2. Click on blue add sim symbol
  3. Click add on the pop up, the baby will take a day to arrive
  4. After a day the add symbol will now be green, click on this
  5. You will be taken to create a sim, name and customise the baby before clicking on the green tick in the corner to add them to your town

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QUEST IS COMPLETE!

You can now add baby sims to your town, my Guide to Babies explains all about them!

Time Limited Prize: Wallpaper, Flooring and a Mobile 
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Is the prize worth it? Yes, you unlock some really cool wallpapers and flooring as well as the cute mobile

Where do I find them? Floors section of the home store, Walls section of the home store and baby section of buy mode.

Cost?

  • Mobile- S2,500
  • Walls- Misty Forest, Space Rockets and Horse Brown all S35
  • Floors- Hot Pink Carpet, Blue Star Carpet and Lucky Carpet all S100

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:


The next quest is the Ocean View Estate which unlocks the premium residences so you can build bigger houses!


Version Two

Time Limit- 3 days

Times may vary depending on what star rating the item has.

You need to be good at time management with this quest as 1 task takes a day! (which gives you some practice for later quests!)

  • Be nice to a sim- 1 minute
  • Expand or create a room
  • Spend S450 on wallpaper and flooring
  • Read better farms and cradles magazine- 3 hours (from pile of magazines in living room section)
  • Have a double shot of coffee- 1 minute (if blue footprints appear read this post)
  • Watch ‘Dr. Cots’ on TV- 2 hours 40 minutes
  • Build the children’s store- time and cost varies (need more money?)
  • Buy a crib- costs S2,000
  • Add a baby- 1 day

QUEST IS COMPLETE!


The next quest is the Ocean View Estate which unlocks the premium residences so you can build bigger houses!


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS QUEST

please read before asking

I have missed this quest! Why can’t I start it yet?
You cannot miss main quests they have to be completed in order. You need to complete all previous quests (list can be found here) and reach level 8 before you can start this quest

Can I complete this quest even though I have passed level 8?
Yes, you just need to complete all previous quests then this quest will start automatically

Why are there two versions of this quest?
Some quests have two versions, as when the makers have updated the times for quests they haven’t updated them on all devices so some players still get the old times

I can’t place the magazines in my house, why?
You need to put them on a table or counter, you cannot place them on the floor

My sims won’t read the magazine, help!
Do blue footprints appear? Read the answer below

Why do blue footprints appear when I try to use an item?
Blue footprints appear when your sim cannot access an item you want them to use, you need to either rotate the item or move an item that has been placed in front of it so they can use it

I can’t afford the children’s store, how can I earn more simoleons?
This post may help

Can I build the children’s store early?
No, you cannot build the children’s store until you get the goal in this quest

Why can’t I add a baby?
A crib needs to be placed in the house of a married couple, only married couples can have babies

How many babies can a couple have?
They can have 2 children as only 4 sims can live in a house at one time

How do babies go to the toilet?
They will go in their diaper when they are ready, then you can change their diaper to increase their hygiene

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The baby decoration pack

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to be able to add babies to your town before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post


The next quest is the Ocean View Estate which unlocks the premium residences so you can build bigger houses!


Last updated March 2020

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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


Needs

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

Interactions

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:


Relationships

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
 FRIENDSHIP
LEVELS
OPTIONS & TIME TAKEN
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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