The Sims 4 infant changing table missing explained

The Sims 4 infant changing table missing explained
Images via Maxis

Written by 

Kiera Mills


15th Mar 2023 13:34

The Sims 4 infant update is finally here, but it isn’t smooth sailing for some as players have reported disappointment at certain missing features like the infant changing table. If you're also facing the same Sims 4 issue, stick with us and we'll tell you what is included and what is missing in the update.

Is there a Sims 4 infant changing table missing bug?

Sims 4 Infants Update
Click to enlarge

With the free March 14 base game update, a host of new features was added to The Sims 4, including the new infant life stage and various build mode and CAS infant items.

One such item seems to be missing from the free update – changing tables for infants.

In the game, instead of magically disappearing diapers, sims will now produce dirty diapers upon changing their babies. There currently isn’t an interaction available to 'change infant at the changing table' instead, you will change them as normal but drop a dirty diaper upon completion of the animation.

This had left some fans disappointed as changing tables have been shown on promotional material for The Sims 4: Growing Together expansion, leading some to believe that the more interesting infant interactions will be locked behind a paywall.

It is true that expanded activities and milestones for infants will be added with the expansions and not the free base game update.

As such, EA has not spoken about the lack of base game-changing tables this far so it doesn’t seem to be a bug but rather a development choice.

For a full list of all the new items with the free base game update, see below.

All new build mode items in the Sims 4 infant update

Sims 4 Infant Build Mode Items
Click to enlarge

Below is a full list of all new items added to the base game for infants, to get the item in your game just search for the name in the search bar in the build mode screen.

  • Koalafied Best Buddy
  • The Travel Crib By Gordian
  • Bland Co Contemporary Crib
  • Bland Co Contemporary Toddler Bed
  • Wicker Work Bassinet
  • Mini Mission Crib
  • Kindermade Kinderrattle
  • My First Library
  • Bland Co Baby Wipes
  • Baby Care Clutter
  • Important Things for your Baby
  • Stack of Bland Co Diapers
  • 'Deal with it Later' Box
  • Stack 'o' baskets
  • Moisturising Station by Wicker Worl
  • Newborn Gift Basket
  • Baby's First Rug
  • Kindermade Cute Area Rug
  • Little Squeakheart

Along with cribs being added, most of these items are clutter items you can use to decorate your nurseries or toys for your infants and toddlers. Toddler beds can now be converted into cribs or vice versa if you have a sim with the handiness skill.

You can play Lullabies from the Crib if you have added a Mobile to it, there is an option to add either a bird-themed or space-themed mobile to the standard cribs in the game.

  • For more Sims 4 help, check out our guide to Sims 4 pregnancy cheats and explore the new infant update with your sim kids.

Kiera is a Guide Writer for GGRecon, with a BA (Hons) in Journalism. When she’s not busy covering either the spookiest or cosiest of games, she can be found toiling hours away into her favourite RPGs like Mass Effect, The Witcher and Baldur’s Gate 3. If DnD is your jam, she also moonlights as a Wildfire Druid.

How to get & use Upgrade Parts in The Sims 4
21 best Sims 4 mods in 2023 for realistic gameplay, CAS & more
The Sims 4 Expansions list of all Kit, Stuff & Game Pack DLCs in order (2023)
The Sims 4 September 26 patch notes, from Home Chef updates to bug fixes
The Sims 4 relationship cheats: Max out friendship, romance, pets & more