In The Sims, cribs are not available for purchase in Buy mode. Whenever a baby is born, it will automatically appear with — and inside — its crib.
The crib and baby are essentially a single object. As long as the baby is in the crib, the crib can be moved in Buy mode or Build mode. However, if the baby is outside of the crib, the crib is considered to be "in use", and cannot be moved.
The baby is not considered to be a member of the household until it grows into a child. If cared for correctly, the baby will become a child after 72 hours and the crib will disappear.
In The Sims 2, cribs must be purchased from the Misc. -> Children section of Buy mode; they are not provided when a baby is born or adopted. The base game includes The Kinder Kontainer, which costs §275. The Sims 2: FreeTime adds two wooden cribs, the Wonderland Sleigh Crib and the Lil' Jailbird Canopy Crib, which cost §300 and §325, respectively. All cribs in The Sims 2 have an Energy rating of 12.
A crib holds only one baby or toddler at a time. Babies cannot leave the crib without the assistance of a teen or older Sim. This is generally true for toddlers, but toddlers who have learned to walk may sometimes escape from their crib if left unattended.
Maxis did not include animations for the FreeTime cribs, so Sims will not lower or raise the side when reaching into them. Default replacements which are animated are available from Mod The Sims.
The FreeTime cribs do not allow the frame color and bedding color to be selected separately, and do not use the bedding textures for the base game crib. Versions of the FreeTime cribs which address this, and which are animated, are available from The Sims Resource and Mod The Sims.
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