I got this issue as well. I hope there will be an emergency patch otherwise my game is completely unplayable. Never used any mod or cc.
June - last edited June
This happened to me too. I found the resetSim method from EA Help worked for me:
1) Open the cheat window by pressing CTRL + Shift + C. Hold all these keys at the same time to open the window.
2) Type resetSim Firstname Lastname and click Enter.
Make sure you enter the name of the Sim you want to reset.
For example: If you want to reset Gobias Koffi, type: resetSim Gobias Koffi, and press Enter.
N.B. This won't reset them to zero, just make them playable again.
Same issue here, although I will also add that while my toddler is holding said toy, she goes in and out of other actions repeatedly. I asked her to put down the toy and potty but instead she just climbed on and off the potty 10 times until she used her diaper, then I directed her to eat and she picked up the food and then climbed in and out of a chair five times before I exited since I don't want her taken away and couldn't get her to eat.
Another toddler was picked up by her dad but he wouldn't put her down, though after awhile his arms dropped to his side like he had but she was still clinging on. Neither would respond to any action command. Screenshot attached.
I has same issue, after last update (1020). Toddlers play with toys or read book and can't doing another action, because it interrupted. Exit the family solving a problem. resetSim code same, but it's very annoying.
Please, fix this .
@quantic_sakura thanks for report this - my english is average (sorry!)
It's happening to me with any object that can go into a toddler's inventory with the exception of produce. This includes plates of food and drinks (I think this and the bug where toddlers can't eat are probably related). Sometimes resetting the toddler has worked, sometimes it hasn't. If I can catch them before whatever object they were holding disappears resetting the object seems to work more often for me. When both fail, going to the menu and coming back solves it (although whatever object they had will probably be floating somewhere weird).
Things that cause toddlers to break
toys from the toy box
plates of food
Alternatives for skill building
For imagination you can still have toddlers use the dollhouse, or have an older sim read them a book.
For communication they can just talk to the big stuffed animals
For thinking and movement the blocks on the floor are still okay to use
Alternative for eating
My toddlers have not had this bug when having them eat produce directly from their inventory, although resetting them if they touch any toys might cause produce to appear everywhere on the ground.
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I really do hope the team fixes this quickly - if it messes with the Buzzfeed Multiplayer 100 Baby Challenge there will be quite a lot of angry people (including me, I want my Kelsey fix!!). It messes up a major part of the gameplay, I for one stopped playing while waiting for a fix because I play mostly with families. I'm glad to know there are some workarounds, but I don't want to have to ResetSim or go to CAS every time my toddler picks something up!