In Stardew Valley, you can totally have adorable little babies, just like in those other fun life-simulation games. But here’s the scoop – it’s not as easy as snapping your fingers.
First things first, you have to cozy up and get all lovey-dovey with one of the villagers.
Once you tie the knot, it’s time to level up your humble abode to make room for your tiny bundle of joy. And voila, you’re in the baby business!
Why Have Kids In Stardew Valley?
In lots of other games where you live a virtual life, you can have babies to keep the family going.
Take Sims 4, for instance. You can have a baby, and they grow up like real kids. Sometimes they even help with chores like washing dishes. When their parents pass away, they keep playing as new characters. And guess what? You can have as many kids as you want!
But in Stardew Valley, things are a bit different. You’re limited to having two kids of each gender.
The first kid’s gender is a surprise, while the second one is the opposite of the first. Unfortunately, these kids won’t grow past the toddler stage. Unlike Sims 4, they won’t help you out on the farm. They’ll stay pretty much the same, and you don’t have to worry about them like you do in Sims 4.
You do need to take care of them every day, though, so your friendship with them grows. It’s a cool way to build a bond with your Stardew Valley kids!
Before you start having babies in the game, you’ll need to find a partner to share your virtual life with. Not every villager is available for marriage, but I’ve got some top picks for you as potential partners.
And guess what? You have the freedom to choose a same-sex partner if that’s what you prefer. The game is all about letting you play your way.
Once you’ve found that special someone, it’s time to build up a romantic connection. You can do this by giving them gifts twice a week and remembering their birthday – these little gestures will help you two get closer.
When your friendship with your partner reaches 8 hearts, your romance officially begins. This is when you’ll want to give them a bouquet, which basically says, “Hey, you’re my girlfriend/boyfriend now!”
As your relationship blossoms even more and hits 10 hearts, it’s time to take the big step and propose to your partner. You’ll do this by giving them the Mermaid’s pendant. If they say yes (fingers crossed!), you’ll see your wedding day marked on the calendar – usually about 3 days after the proposal.
After the wedding bells ring, your partner will move into your farmhouse with you. And here’s the really cool part: your friendship hearts will go up to 14.
Keeping your partner happy by giving them thoughtful gifts is key. When they’re in a good mood, they’ll even help you with tasks like feeding animals, making breakfast, watering crops, and fixing fences. It’s like having a true partner in both love and farm life!
Also, after your marriage, your spouse will make a unique room for him/her inside your home. Plus, there is an outside area for them behind the farmhouse.
Upgrade Your Farmhouse
Great job on getting married! Now, let’s talk about the next step to having a kid – upgrading your farmhouse.
For the first upgrade, you’ll need 10,000g and 450 pieces of wood. This upgrade not only gives you a kitchen but also turns your bed into a cozy double bed, perfect for a couple like you. This is also the upgrade that lets you officially tie the knot and get married.
The second upgrade is a bit fancier and costs 50,000g and 150 pieces of hardwood. With this upgrade, you’ll get two new rooms. One room is all ready for your little one with a crib and two children’s beds. The other room is just waiting for your creative touch.
Once you’ve gone through these upgrades, your farmhouse is all set up for having kids. It’s like creating a perfect space for your growing family. Keep up the good work!
Let’s talk about the exciting part – having kids!
If you’re in a same-sex marriage, you can adopt a child. But if you’re in a different-sex marriage, you can have your very own children.
Here’s how it works: About a week after you’ve gotten married, during one of those cozy nights when you sleep, there’s a small 5% chance that your spouse will ask if you want to have a baby. If you say yes, then after waiting for around 14 days, you’ll find a cute little baby in the crib.
But wait, if you’re not quite ready yet, and you say no to your spouse, don’t worry! Your spouse might ask again each night after that, with that same 5% chance.
Adopting kids is pretty similar too – the process works in the same way.
So, whether you’re starting your own family or adopting, get ready for the joy and adventure of parenthood in the game!
In Stardew Valley, embracing parenthood adds an extra layer of joy and purpose to your virtual life. Whether you’re tending to crops, raising animals, or exploring the mines, the laughter, and pitter-patter of little feet bring a heartwarming touch to your daily routines.
From diaper changes to bedtime stories, the journey of having kids in Stardew Valley is a delightful adventure that deepens your connection to the land, your spouse, and the joy of nurturing a new generation. So, grab your watering can and prepare to embark on this heartwarming chapter of your Stardew Valley story!