How old is a child in Sims 4?

Answered by Randy McIntyre

In The Sims 4, children have a lifespan that varies depending on the player’s chosen setting. There are three options: short, normal, and long lifespan. In the short lifespan setting, children take 7 days to age up, while in the normal lifespan setting, they take 13 days. For players who prefer a longer gameplay experience, the long lifespan setting extends the time it takes for children to age up to 52 days.

I personally enjoy playing with the normal lifespan setting as it allows me to experience different stages of a Sim’s life more thoroughly. It gives me enough time to develop their skills, explore their aspirations, and build relationships with other Sims. However, I can understand why some players might prefer shorter or longer lifespans depending on their individual playstyle and preferences.

It’s worth noting that children in The Sims 4 have four unique aspirations to choose from: Creativity, Mental, Motor, and Social. These aspirations serve as goals for children to work towards and provide them with special skills that are exclusive to their age group. For example, the Creativity aspiration focuses on activities such as drawing, playing instruments, and writing stories, while the Mental aspiration encourages learning and developing skills like logic and chess. The Motor aspiration involves physical activities such as playing sports and riding bikes, and the Social aspiration emphasizes building friendships and maintaining relationships with other Sims.

I find these aspirations and skills to be a great addition to the game, as they provide children with meaningful goals and activities to engage in. It adds depth to their gameplay experience and allows them to develop their own unique personalities and interests.

The age of a child in The Sims 4 can vary depending on the lifespan setting chosen by the player. Whether you prefer a shorter, more fast-paced gameplay or a longer, more immersive experience, the game provides options to cater to different playstyles. The unique aspirations and skills available for children further enhance their gameplay and allow for more diverse and engaging storytelling opportunities.