Want to know how to age up in Sims 4? then you’re in the right place.
Just like everyone must, unfortunately, go through in real life, all the Sims in the Sims 4 go through an aging process. However, it is up to you as a player how your Sims go through their life stages and how long they are each stage before ultimately aging up.
This guide will show you a few of the most common ways to age up in Sims 4.
What are the life stages?
In total, there are seven life stages within The Sims 4. They include baby, toddler, child, teen, young adult, adult and finally, elder.Players can also choose whether the lifespan of their Sim is Short, Normal or Long.
The average lifespan of a Sim at each of the seven life stages are:
While most players ultimately decide to start their journey Sims 4 journey in the adult stage, they may wish to add to their Sims family and vary their life spans.
How to age up in The Sims 4?
There is more than one way for Sims to age up. You can just leave your Sims to naturally grow older. Any played Sims that are not in the active household will age automatically while off-screen. However, auto-age can get switched off in the setting.
A Sim can push forward with aging by making themselves a birthday cake. Once the Sim has finished baking the cake, click the “add birthday candles” option to turn it into a birthday cake.
Finally, click on the cake and get whichever Sim you desire to age up to blow out the candles. Toddler and younger will need help from an older sim to complete this task.
If you want to go all out, you can age up your Sim by having a birthday party. Although the basic function to have a birthday is the same process as making the birthday cake, it’s always nice to celebrate with all your fellow Sims friends.
Babies are the simplest to age. They can be age up very quickly, even on the first day of their life span.
As they spend their time in the crib, the player just needs to click on the crib and click “Age up” and the baby will grow to its toddler phase.
If you want something a little more “natural”, putting your Sim under a lot of stress can cause them to faster. It may not be a nice way to age up, but stress can certainly add to the years in the real world.
What can stop ageing up?
If a Sim gets pregnant, they won’t age up at all until the baby is delivered. So, keep your Sim away from any WooHoo if you want them to continue to age.