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Smarter Baby Care v5

by scumbumbo Posted 5th Jan 2015 at 7:11 AM - Updated 30th Aug 2018 at 7:54 AM by scumbumbo : Updated to v5 (Aug 16, 2018 game patch)
149 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 23 Thanks Posts
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Updated (Aug 30, 2018) - Version 5 of the mod has been updated for compatibility with the August 16, 2018 game patch. If you update the mod, be sure to remove the old version!

Outdated versions of the mod have been removed and are no longer supported.

Description

Seems like everytime a baby in The Sims 4 needs attention, a child goes to it and starts annoying it while it cries it's little heart out effectively blocking an adult from getting to the baby and doing the right thing. Then, you get the child out of the way and the mother tries to feed the baby, bounce it up and down, talk to it, coo at it, or show it off to the neighbors even though it's obviously soiled it's diaper! I'm surprised they don't try sticking the bottle into the wrong end as stupid as they can be.

Some people like that. I don't, and if you don't either then this mod is for you.

This mod tunes the autonomy of baby care interactions to make sims treat their newborns much more intelligently. Like, WAY more intelligently. Possibly too intelligently for some tastes as, let's face it, in real life sometimes you really don't have any clue why a baby is crying. But this isn't real life, it's a freaking game.

The following changes are made to baby care autonomy:
  • If a baby is hungry or has a dirty diaper, a teen or adult will automatically take care of the problem.
  • If a baby is lonely, a sim will interact with it to build it's social statistic, UNLESS the baby has a more serious issue such as hunger or a soiled diaper in which case that will be taken care of first.
  • The social interactions (except for shushing it) with a baby will increase it's social score. A bug in all the interactions except cuddle and bounce made talking to a baby, cooing at it, etc. totally pointless.
  • The shush interaction is no longer used autonomously.
  • Sims will not (autonomously) wake up a sleeping baby to interact with it, even if it has needs. It's asleep, let it be! (Of course, you can still direct a sim to annoy a sleeping baby all you want.)
  • The "coo at" animation was replaced with a talking animation because it looked really stupid (IMHO) and would probably annoy the hell out of a baby (fact). There is also a _NoAnim version of the mod which doesn't replace the animation.
  • Sims will be drawn to interact autonomously with a baby if it's social needs have dropped to a medium level rather than waiting until it is crying,reducing the chance that it will get too lonely.
  • Sims will no longer autonomously try to feed a child that isn't hungry enough.
  • No changes were made to try to make baby care, even urgent needs, more desirable to a sim - they won't drop everything and still may ignore a baby for a while if they have other needs to attend to. However, they should get to it long before it becomes a case for a visit from a social worker / baby snatcher.

Installation Instructions

Just unzip the package file to your Mods folder as usual.

This mod requires The Sims 4 to be patched to at least version 1.46.18.1020 (August 16, 2018).

This mod may cause conflicts with other mods which change these baby care interactions. Due to the wide variety of mods and sources for them, it is unlikely I will be able to help you with such a conflict.



Additional Credits:
Kuree and all the others at Sims4Group who have put together the S4PE tool
Tags: #baby, #talk, #coo, #social, #feed, #change, #diaper, #autonomy

Type:
      Social: Mods affecting social interactions and relationships between sims
      No Autonomy: Mods to remove or reduce autonomous behaviours

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

This is a multi-part download:


Use only one version of the mod. Read the descriptions and be sure you use a version appropriate for your game patch level.
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
SmarterBabyCare_NoAnim.zip | Current NoAnim Version (Aug 16, 2018 game patch)

Size: 25.5 KB · Downloads: 15,917 · 30th Aug 2018
25.5 KB 15,917 30th Aug 2018
SmarterBabyCare.zip | Current Version (Aug 16, 2018 game patch)

Size: 25.5 KB · Downloads: 59,016 · 30th Aug 2018
25.5 KB 59,016 30th Aug 2018
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Basic Download and Install Instructions:
1. Download: Click the File tab to see the download link. Click the link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.
Read the upload description for installation instructions. If nothing else is specified, do the following:
2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) to extract the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) from the .rar or .zip file(s).
3. Cut and paste the .package file(s) (if included, ts4script as well) into your Mods folder
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\
  • Windows Vista/7/8/8.1: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\Electronic Arts\The Sims 4\Mods\

Need more information?
  • Anyone can use both .rar and .zip files easily! On Windows, use WinRAR.
  • If you don't have a Mods folder, just make one.
  • Mod still not working? Make sure you have script mods enabled
 
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#2 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 7:43 AM
Awesome ... like usual.
Test Subject
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#3 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 8:00 AM
Have 5 children at once and this becomes a serious problem but not anymore thanks to you.
Scholar
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#4 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 10:04 AM
Totally wonderful oh yes
Moderator
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#5 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 11:27 AM
This will be so helpful, thank you!
Test Subject
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#6 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 12:45 PM
Thank you, thank you, thank you! A child going to a crying baby was cute the first time, but after that it was just a major pain because the adults would get stuck behind the kid and give up trying to take care of the baby.
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 1:35 PM
Thankyou so much, I've resorted to sending all but the parent on duty out to the garden whenever the baby cries due to the rugby scrum over the cot.
Test Subject
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#8 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 1:37 PM
Downloaded and installed. Brilliant mod. The whole baby thing was doing my cake in.
Lab Assistant
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#9 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 2:08 PM
If I could push the thanks button multiple times I would.
Test Subject
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#10 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 2:33 PM
Thank you! The children blocking parents from baby care was so annoying.
Lab Assistant
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#11 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 4:04 PM
man you really rock, really thanks, why EA/Maxis are so lazy to send all the hard work to moders >.>
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 5:38 PM
Wonderful! Thank-you for removing the insanity of it all. XD
Scholar
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#13 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 6:22 PM
I like this!
Lab Assistant
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#14 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 6:33 PM
My sim just had twins, and though I quit shortly after their birth once everyone was ready to sleep for the night (as I was in RL!), Sarah had already been harassed by their older brother and Henry had been given an unnecessary bottle by their father when their mother was standing right there (one of this Watcher's personal "legacy rules" is that babies are to be breastfed unless the mom's at work/somewhere else physically unavailable). Argh!

So this mod is really appreciated!
Lab Assistant
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#15 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 6:33 PM
Ugh, YES! Thank you! I nearly ripped my hair out trying to take care of 6 babies in one of my families. I was hoping for something like this!
Test Subject
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#16 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 7:18 PM
Thank you so much. I also am annoyed at the stupidity of my sims.
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#17 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 8:26 PM
OMG! Thanks so much for this!
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#18 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 8:32 PM
Thanks a hell lot! My sim's cluelessess at caring for a baby at ALL, even a dirty nappy, was annoying the hell out of me! You're a life-saver!
Test Subject
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#19 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 8:33 PM
Danke
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#20 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 9:00 PM
Ths
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#21 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 9:53 PM
I'll have to pass this along to my sister who likes to set up households as orphanages (one adult, multiple babies).
Mad Poster
#22 Old 5th Jan 2015 at 10:44 PM
Is there any chance that you would be willing to release a version that doesn't change the coo animation?

My deviantART, MTS Yearbook Origin ID = Alistu
Lab Assistant
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#23 Old 6th Jan 2015 at 12:12 AM
Thank you. Love your mods. Always so sensible.
Test Subject
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#24 Old 6th Jan 2015 at 12:47 AM
Yes! Thank you!
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Original Poster
#25 Old 6th Jan 2015 at 1:37 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menaceman44
Is there any chance that you would be willing to release a version that doesn't change the coo animation?


@Menaceman44 - Yeah, that's easy enough -- uploading it now.
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