In The Sims, in order to have babies two Sims of opposite genders must interact romantically either by kissing or "playing in bed"[TS:LL] and then hope for the random chance of a dialogue asking "Should we have a baby?", to which the player can answer "Yes" or "No". In The Sims 2 and onward, Sims can have babies by doing the "Try for Baby" interaction on a double bed or in any other form of WooHoo location. Only female Sims can become pregnant through the "Try for Baby" interaction. Once a Sim has been pregnant for three days, they will give birth to one or more newborn babies. Babies can also be adopted.
Babies usually require basic forms of care from teens and older such as changing diapers, bottle feeding (The Sims 4 also adds the ability for female Sims to breastfeed) and good amounts of socialization with other family members. If a baby is not tended by any Sims in the household, a social worker will usually come to take the baby away. Babies grow into toddlers in The Sims 2, The Sims Stories, The Sims 3, The Sims 4 and The Sims FreePlay, while they grow into children in The Sims and The Sims Medieval.
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Latest releases and updates
EA announces a Star Wars themed game pack
A trailer for The Sims 4: Journey to Batuu has premiered on the 2020 Gamescom livestream. Players will be able to take their Sims to the new destination world of Batuu, where they can receive missions from iconic Star Wars characters, build their own lightsaber, befriend a droid, and more. The pack is set to be released on September 8, 2020. (Aug 27, 2020)
As announced on the EA Play 2020 livestream, The Sims 4 and all of its content packs can now be purchased on Steam. However, Origin and an EA account is still required to play the game. (Jun 19, 2020)
EA announces The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle expansion pack!
After being leaked and teased on May 5, 2020, Electronic Arts has officially unveiled the trailer for the ninth expansion pack for The Sims 4, The Sims 4: Eco Lifestyle. The pack is focused on sustainable living, renewable energy, crafting, community projects and the new world of Evergreen Harbor. The pack is due to be released on June 5, 2020 on all platforms. (May 6, 2020)