Talk:Life stage

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If the Sim age (life expectancy of 90 days) divided by 1.2, we obtain the human age. Results below:

  • Baby - 0-2 years
  • Toddler - 2-7 years
  • Child - 7-13 years
  • Teen - 13-25 years
  • Young Adult - 25-43 years
  • Adult - 43-60 years
  • Elder - 60-75 years
  • Death - after 75 years

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Bella Goth - My hobbies include organ practice and gardening of the lethal variety.
TALK - Have you seen my family?
I don't think these are accurate.

for the real world:

  • Baby- 0-2
  • Toddler 2-4
  • Child- 5-12
  • Teen- 13-18
  • Young Adult- 18-30
  • Adult- 30-50
  • Elder- 50-
I have to agree with Bella Goth's one. Isn't 43 a pretty old young adult? Bleeh [iTalk] 17:03, February 20, 2010 (UTC)
I'm assuming that TS3's adult stage is meant to be more-or-less equivalent to real-life middle age. 30 isn't middle-aged, but you can start to see it from there. I'd set the break between young adult and adult at somewhere around 40, give-or-take a couple of years. As for elder starting at 50, no, not in any modern society. I'd put young adult at 19 to 40, adult at 40 to 65, and elder at 65 and up. Dharden 18:11, February 20, 2010 (UTC)

Birthday Cake Edit

"It is also possible to use a birthday cake to age up Sims. However, a Sim can only be aged up once. " -the article

Personally I've never encountered this restriction. I've often made babies skip all the way to teens using just cakes. Is there somethin wrong with my game or is the above statement an outright fabrication?

I believe it meant "Once per life stage", or "Once per age". I'll correct the mistake. Thanks for the notice! Nikel Talk 10:49, June 14, 2012 (UTC)

Age confusion at The Sims 2Edit

If a sim ages into an elder in Sims 2, the age bar says that he/she is 54 days old. How exactly are those days counted? 3 days as a baby, 4 days as a toddler, 8 as child, 15 as teen and 29 as adult make up 59 days for me. Even if you take in the possibility that you can age up a sim if he's just one day away from the next life stage, it's still not correct since that isn't possible if your sim is a baby. So how did it come to 54 days?

AldeaMalvada (talk) 20:18, April 25, 2014 (UTC)

Don't babies also skip a day if you grow them up using a birthday cake? Ideally, blowing the birthday cake will skip the age by 1 day, while naturally growing them up at 18:00 won't. Nikel Talk Vote! 16:53, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
I'm going to go with the standard, all-purpose answer to questions like this -- EA goofed. Dharden (talk) 21:59, April 27, 2014 (UTC)
True story. And still, it would be nonsense that the age was counted for the days a birthday cake instead of regular growing-up was used... But well, the age bar generally screwed up in some place. (talk) 20:39, April 28, 2014 (UTC)
It appears that the magic number is done by adding the number of days in each of the life states. Since the numbers in the game start at 0, that means that the game things that a baby will spend 2 full days in that life state. This is regardless of waiting until the birthday is automatic or manual by the birthday cake. So if you subtract 1 from each life state and then add them together (or just subtract 5 for Baby, Toddler, Child, Teen, and Adult from your total of 59), you will get 54. If you have no modifications for the number of days in life states, Sims will always be 54 days old upon their Elder birthday regardless of it being true or not. That means the use of Elixir or any other in-game method of living longer will not change this either. I hope that answers your question. - Icemandeaf (talk) 23:21, June 29, 2014 (UTC)

about the sims 4 Edit

life stages in the sims 4 appears to be: baby, child, teenager, young adult, adult and elder. toddler will be added at a later date.—Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 22:48 29 June 2014 (UTC) - Please sign your comments with ~~~~

We don't know exactly if toddlers will be added... EA never promised. Even if they promised, they could break it any time. Nikel Talk Vote! 17:00, July 17, 2014 (UTC)


I've nominated this article for a rename from Life stages to Life stage, to fall in-line with the MOS naming conventions. -- LostInRiverview talk ~ blog 06:01, August 30, 2014 (UTC)

I support. Nikel Talk Vote! 12:32, September 1, 2014 (UTC)


Why is Cowplant listed here? If the said life stage is basically plant growth stage, then it's not supposed to be mentioned here. I know nothing about Cowplant in TS4 atm, though. Nikel Talk Vote! 12:36, September 3, 2014 (UTC)

I didn't know where else to ask this, so...Edit

Does anyone know of a mod for The Sims 4 that allows you to set how many days a Sim has left before aging up? A recent update set it so that all Sims, whether played from birth to Young Adult or fresh out of Create-A-Sim, have a random amount of days left (even if they were previously all the same age), like in The Sims 3. I hate this SO MUCH. Way more often than not does it make twins about ten days apart in age, or Sims who are supposed to be younger than other Sims a few days older. I would rather have them all the exact same age rather than random ages. Once again, if anyone knows about a mod that can set age days left for Sims in TS4, that would be great. I looked on Mod The Sims, but couldn't find specifically what I was looking for. Mariaw (talk) 00:35, July 6, 2018 (UTC)

Please ask your question in the game discussions forum. Article talk pages are for discussing improvements to the article. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:07, July 7, 2018 (UTC)

Okay, sorry about that. I didn't know about that page. Mariaw (talk) 00:30, July 7, 2018 (UTC)
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