Let’s Get This Baby Party Started

It’s been a while since I have felt this excited about a Sims 4 expansion pack. (Maybe never?) I was only able to play Growing Together for 45 minutes today, but what a wild ride!

The most recent base game update added the option for Sims to “Have a Science Baby” for $1200. Sims can have a Science Baby alone or with a partner.

Sims 4 Growing Together expansion asking another Sim to have a science baby

After asking Joaquin if he wanted to have a Science Baby, the hospital magically whisked a brand new baby into the family. Although I threatened to pick my next Sims baby name from this wild list of rejected baby names, in the end, I chose Henry.

Welcome, little Henry Spline!

Sims 4 Growing Together newborn baby

Since I was pressed for time, I took a quick jaunt through the catalog of new items from the expansion pack and plunked a bunch of them in a room. Presto: Baby room! I mean, kinda. I guess.

Sims 4 Growing Together baby room

It’s a room with a baby in it, so it’s a Baby Room, end of story.

Sims 4 Growing Together kiss the baby

While browsing the list of new items, I learned there’s a special bassinette that unlocks if you get a Gold rating on a baby shower. Despite being terrible with parties, I had to try this immediately.

The first Sim to enter the house for the Baby Shower went immediately to the bathroom, drew herself a bath, put a mud mask and cucumber slices on her face, and fell asleep in the tub.

Sims 4 Growing Together taking a bath during the baby shower

I have been to enough baby showers to know the “shower” part is metaphorical… or is it? Maybe I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.

Later, I discovered another guest went upstairs by herself, sat down on the couch, and attentively stared at the television, which was turned off.

Sims 4 Growing Together Sim watching a blank television

As I watched this unfold, Joaquin came upstairs with an armful of dirty dishes. She turned around and gave him an unsettling smile.

Sims 4 Growing Together Sim watching a blank television

I don’t know what her face is saying. Any guesses?

Sims 4 Growing Together what is her expression trying to convey?

Joaquin set the stack of dirty dishes on the coffee table and left without saying a word. She went back to staring at the dark television.

Sims 4 Growing Together watching a blank television

At a certain point with Sims, you just gotta be like, okay, whatever! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sims 4 Growing Together baby shower

Meanwhile, downstairs, the guests were trying to enjoy themselves despite the complete lack of home furnishings. You know what it’s like when you move into a new house, right? You don’t have a lot of stuff, you plunk down your aquariums on the floor next to the couch and they just kinda stay there, just try not to trip over the fossils, that’s all I ask.

Sims 4 Growing Together baby shower

Despite all this fun bustling energy, we failed the party. Although it was a goal-oriented party, the game didn’t show the goals, so I was clueless.

“Better luck next time,” I thought, but can you throw more than one baby shower for the same baby? I guess I’ll have to find out.

Sims 4 Growing Together cuddle baby

Bright colors are good for infants, right? Develops their visual cortex and suchlike?

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