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Bedsharing co-sleeper pad for babies and toddlers

by simsfreq Posted 7th Sep 2017 at 8:28 PM - Updated 7th Sep 2017 at 11:06 PM by gdayars
23 Comments / replies (Who?) - 2 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
When my son was little I co-slept with him and I felt it was so important to us I'd love for my sims to be able to do it too. I made this object several years ago but I've revamped it for upload to MTS for the Maternity and Beyond theme!

Unfortunately your sims can't feed the baby in their sleep, this is a shame, as it was the most important part for me IRL but at least you can get some cute pictures.

This is also useful for really poor families or historical type hoods (it comes with an invisible recolour).

If you've downloaded this before from Simbology, the main change with this version is that it can now be placed without needing moveobjects on, which is handy. I also toned down the alien texture slightly to bring it into line with MTS's guidelines, even though it's a Maxis texture.

How to use:

Place the co-sleeper pad on the left hand side of the bed in the top two tiles closest to the headboard, with the green arrows facing away from the centre of the bed. If you wish you can use snapobjectstogrid false or setquartertileplacement to adjust placement. It still works as long as it's roughly in the right place.

The object thinks it's a crib so it works exactly like a crib. Adults will need to put infants in and out and toddlers will stand up when they want to be let out. Babies and toddlers crying in the crib will wake adults in the room but they won't wake up if the infant is lying happily awake in the object.

If you're going to have two adults sleeping in the bed with the baby I recommend to have the one on the baby's side get in first because then it looks as though they are all snuggled up together Yeah the baby is a little deep under the covers, but I couldn't explain to my sims that they needed to pull the blankets away for safety, and, well, the baby doesn't seem to mind.



Animation issues:


This is higher up than a normal crib so the interactions involve a small amount of clipping, as shown.



Also, the adults will clip into the baby when they get in and out of bed if they're on the same side, including when they get woken up by it crying! And kids don't know that the bed is "in use" so they will quite happily jump up and down on the bed with the baby there, which looks a bit alarming. Rest assured none of these will actually result in any squashing.

Recommended mods:

Already In Crib Fix - Not necessary to use this but recommended if you want to put a crib in the household as well. It stops the adults from constantly picking the baby up to change the crib they are in when they are trying to sleep. Other more general mods which cover reduced baby interactions like nobabytoddlerswarming and nobabyharrassment already include this fix.

Smart Beds - Again, not needed, but useful if you want your sims to have a specific side of the bed that they always sleep on.

- Comes in 6 Maxis base game crib bedding colours plus invisible recolour
- Costs $60
- Found in Misc/Children

Polygon Counts:
Poly count: 12

Additional Credits:
Thank you HugeLunatic for helping me work out the placement issue!

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

Sims 2
Key: - File was updated after upload was posted
Filename - Tip: You can click the magnifying glass to see the archive contents Size Downloads Date
simsfreq-cosleeper.zip 597.5 KB 996 7th Sep 2017
Don't forget to Thank the creator after downloading! Use the Thanks button located above the screenshots above.
Basic Download and Install Instructions:

1. Download: Click the download link to save the .rar or .zip file(s) to your computer.

2. Extract: Use WinRAR (Windows) or Stuffit (Mac) to extract the .package file(s) from the .rar or .zip file(s).

3. Place in Downloads Folder: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your Downloads folder:
  • Windows XP: Documents and Settings\(Current User Account)\My Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Windows Vista/7/8: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\
  • Mac: Users\(Current User Account)\Documents\EA Games\The Sims 2\Downloads\

-or-

4. Place in Program Files: Cut and paste the .package file(s) into your appropriate Install folder:
  • Windows XP: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Windows Vista/7/8: C:\Program Files(x86)\EA GAMES\The Sims 2 (Your Latest EP)\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Origin: C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\The Sims 2 Ultimate Collection\Fun with Pets\SP9\TSData\Res\Catalog\Bins
  • Mac: APPLICATIONS FOLDER -> THE SIMS 2 -> TSDATA -> RES -> CATALOG


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23 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 1 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 9:08 PM
OMG This is great!
I have a toddler who co-sleeps with us, and I think it's wonderful that my Sims can also enjoy the company of their little ones. <3
Test Subject
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#3 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 11:30 PM
This is really adorable. I like the idea very much as I had my kids sleeping with us those first few months of new life. Thanks
Lab Assistant
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#4 Old 7th Sep 2017 at 11:59 PM
This looks great, and will also be good use for small houses that can't fit a crib in them
Instructor
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#5 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 12:19 AM
Thank you, thank you! I have been waiting for this!
Scholar
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#6 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 12:27 AM
YES LOVE THIS!
Lab Assistant
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#7 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 12:41 AM
What a cool idea, thank you for this! :)
Lab Assistant
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#8 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 2:34 AM
Omg! This is so CUTE!!!! I love it when people make baby/toddler-related objects, and this one takes the prize! Thank you for making this :D.
Test Subject
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#9 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 11:51 AM
Thanks!
Inventor
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#10 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 12:06 PM
Wonderful!
Instructor
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#11 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 1:05 PM
Thank you
Mad Poster
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#12 Old 8th Sep 2017 at 1:51 PM
I had the old version of this mod, and I just want to tell you I love it. It's such a touch of realism. I often had my baby in the bed with me, as well, so this brings back snuggly memories
Test Subject
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#13 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 3:09 AM
I LOVE this, omg! I was just wanting something like this 2 days ago! THANK YOU!
Test Subject
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#14 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 11:56 AM
So handy! Thank you x
Field Researcher
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#15 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 1:19 PM
Genial
Lab Assistant
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#16 Old 9th Sep 2017 at 4:01 PM
Ah, this is amazing! Thank you!
Inventor
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#17 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 1:53 AM
I didn't know I needed this, thank you so much!
Lab Assistant
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#18 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 8:39 AM
Wow! This is fantastic! Can't wait to use this in game... Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Mad Poster
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#19 Old 10th Sep 2017 at 11:04 PM
It's a really really great idea. Thank you for sharing with us!

But I do so wish it was slaved to the crib bedding. That way there would be no need for recolors matching maxis cribs, and any recolors we have could automatically be used with it. I'll just fix it for my own use, but I know not everyone knows how and I think it's something a lot of people would have liked
Alchemist
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#20 Old 11th Sep 2017 at 5:43 PM
Gummi, if you'd be willing to share for credit, I'll happily add that to this download page. I thought about it, but honestly I looked at the tutorial and thought "nope". 99% of the time, I use the invisible option so for me extra recolours aren't worth the effort of working out that step which looked complicated to me.

Or if you prefer you can upload it yourself, just please credit the original item to me

Livejournal: simsfreq.livejournal.com
Tumblr: simsfreq.tumblr.com

Co sleeper for babies/toddlers, and teen career overhaul (also custom schools) Plus! TS2:UNI careers enabled for teens: Here at simbology
Test Subject
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#21 Old 12th Sep 2017 at 3:51 AM
How cute! And how useful too.
Mad Poster
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#22 Old 12th Sep 2017 at 4:48 PM
Oh okay Well I know what that's like, took me a lot of headbanging and encouragement the first time I tried slaving. It's important to find the right tutorial, one that fits you. If you were capable of making this object, you are most certainly capable of getting through slaving. I'm no expert, but if you make a thread in creating forums I and others can help walk you through it I'd offer to help you directly, but very busy with school and need to finish my own stuff for theme, so helping you do it yourself will be quicker in the end.
Alchemist
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#23 Old 14th Sep 2017 at 9:57 AM
Well, honestly, I don't think it's something I'm likely to spend any time on myself, but thank you for the generous offer of help. Slaving may be something that I pick up for a future project, but at this point in time I don't feel like doing it for this one, if that makes sense.

Livejournal: simsfreq.livejournal.com
Tumblr: simsfreq.tumblr.com

Co sleeper for babies/toddlers, and teen career overhaul (also custom schools) Plus! TS2:UNI careers enabled for teens: Here at simbology
Test Subject
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#24 Old 14th Sep 2017 at 10:54 AM
Oh My GOD! Thank you so much for this thing! I'm trying it immediately!!!
Thank you! <3 <3 <3