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How to age up a toddler in The Sims 4

How to age up a toddler in Sims 4
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Knowing how to age up a toddler in The Sims 4 is key to developing your Sims and it's done using a birthday cake. Promoting your toddler to a child is key to developing your Sim family as, although those little babes are cute, you don't want them to stay small forever! Toddlers in The Sims 4 sit neatly in the gap between babies and children, combining manic behavior with a specific needs to satisfy and skills to learn to keep Sim parents on their toes. If you're able to manage a toddler's demands and level up the appropriate skills, you'll raise a happy and healthy child in the game. Here are all the details on how to age up a toddler in The Sims 4.

How to age up a toddler in The Sims 4

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Get one of your adult sims to bake a cake, and then click on the cake to select it. Choose the add candles option, then 'Have [toddler's name] blow out candles.' You'll then see a pop up informing you the toddler has aged up and letting you know if you've earned any reward traits by raising them well. 

How to earn toddler reward traits in The Sims 4

How to age up a toddler in Sims 4

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To increase your chance of earning toddler reward traits, you'll need to focus on helping your toddler with five different life skills: Imagination, Communication, Movement, Potty, and Thinking. Potty is important for obvious reasons, and the other four all correspond to a skill for the next stage in life, child. For example a toddler with good Thinking skills will have better Mental skills as a child. Building these skills is really just a case of good toddler care - make sure they are clean, fed and watered, and interact with them a lot. Read to them, lecture them when they misbehave, and fill your house with toys.

There are three skills levels for Potty, and five for Imagination, Communication, Movement, and Thinking. If you get all of your toddler traits to at least a level 3 you will get the happy toddler reward trait when you age up to a child. This makes Sims learn new skills faster, which is a handy buff whatever your future aspirations may be.

If you get Imagination, Communication, Movement, and Thinking to level 5 (and Potty to level 3), this will earn you the top-notch toddler reward trait when the Sim ages up to a child, and will make them learn new skills even faster than with the happy toddler reward trait.

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