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The Winds Of Anthos – The Complete Guide To Having A Child

As that old song goes first comes love, then comes marriage and then comes a baby in a baby carriage. In Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos you can live your fantasy life and farming sim complete with a baby. Whether you’re in a same-sex couple or not, if you want to have a baby you’ll be able to. But after hoping for one once you actually get one you’ll need to look after them. This includes feeding, taking care of them, cooking formula and more! This will go on until your child eventually grows up.

In this Harvest Moon: The Winds of Anthos guide we’ll go through everything you know about having a baby and looking after them.


How To Get A Baby

In order to be able to have a child you’ll need to first get married. Check out our male and female romance guides here. Then the process should happen automatically.


Opposite-Sex Relationship

On the morning of the 28th day after your wedding ceremony, you’ll start to feel unwell (if you’re the girl, if you’re the boy then your partner will feel unwell). Doctor Sinel will come by to visit the farmhouse, where he’ll deduce that she/you aren’t sick, you/she’s pregnant!

Dr. Sinel will install a baby crib in the bedroom area. It was the clinic’s, but he doesn’t have a use for the crib at the moment. After he leaves, you can then choose to have a baby boy or a baby girl, or let the game randomly decide for you.

The birth event will happen another 28 days later. Doctor Sinel will come back to the farmhouse to assist with the delivery. After the baby is placed in the crib, the doctor will hand over the cooking recipe for baby Formula, a Feeding Bottle, and 10 bottles of premade formula. You then choose a name for the child.


Same-Sex Relationship

On the morning of the 28th day after your wedding ceremony, you’ll be visited by the Harvest Goddess in your dream. She will ask you, if you had a child with your spouse, would you want them to be a boy or a girl? You can choose a gender or select the “I don’t mind as long as it’s healthy” option. Which will let the game randomly select the gender of the baby for you.

Nothing much will happen until 28 days later when you’ll be hit with another strange dream starring the Harvest Goddess. In this one, she gives you a gift of appreciation for how well you’re getting along with your spouse. Wake up in the morning and you’ll have a baby!

You’ll then head over to Doctor Sinel’s clinic for some advice and return with a Baby Crib, a Feeding Bottle, 10 baby Formula, and the cooking recipe for making more Formula.


Looking After Your Baby

After giving your child a name, Tiny will offer a magical babysitting service. You’re free to continue your farm work and adventuring while she and the Harvest Sprites watch over the infant while you’re away. And she’ll do this for free! Truly a fantasy game indeed.

For now, you can’t do too much with your baby simply interact with it and carry them around the house. You won’t be able to take your baby outside. The interactions with a baby range from Soothing them to Snuggling and Holding them. Tiny will let you know when your baby is crying.


Feeding The Baby

Continue living your life in The Wind Of Anthos and Tiny will occasionally pop up and ask you to return home to check on your baby. This is Tiny’s way of telling you that your kid is hungry. You have 3 hours from when Tiny pops up to go home and take care of your baby.

A bottle icon bubble will be above the baby when hungry. Give the baby a bottle of Formula, just as you gave them a gift. The bottle bubble will disappear, and you can go back to whatever you were doing before being summoned home.

Formula Recipe: 1x Milk/Jersey Milk (3mins)

Once you walk inside the house, Tiny will not let you leave until you feed the baby. If you foolishly don’t have Formula to give, and the tiny goddess won’t allow you to go milk a cow, you can only wait for the kid to go to sleep for the night. This often happens around 9:00 pm. You can leave the house after that time, but the opportunity to feed your child is no longer available.

If you do NOT feed your baby within the 3-hour window, you will be punished for allowing your baby to go hungry. The following morning, your spouse will describe their restless night because of the upset baby. You will awaken with an exhausted status as though you had gone to bed after 4:00 am.


From Baby To Child

Children grow up so fast in The Winds of Anthos. By the first month or 28 days, your baby will start to crawl and in the next month, they will be able to walk. By the third month, your baby will become a full-grown child. Until this point of time, you’ll need to look after your baby by soothing and feeding them. But by the time three seasons have passed some things will change.

You’ll find that the baby crib will be replaced by another adult bed inside the farmhouse. The child will sleep in the middle bed between their parents. And best of all will no longer need daily feeding. At this point in time, you’ll be able to interact with them like other townsfolk, by talking to them and giving them gifts to increase their affection notes.

They will also leave the house during the day. You may find them wandering outside the farm space, unfortunately not helping with any farm chores. And they can also give you “villager requests” when you talk to them sometimes.


Your Baby A Year Later

It takes three seasons for your baby to grow and once all four seasons have passed on your child will be walking, talking and ready for adventure! On your child’s first birthday, they find an old picture book about exploring the world for delicious things to eat. The story will inspire them to visit other areas, too. This sounds like a good reason to go on a family adventure to find the places described in the story! This is the start of the Priceless Memories achievement.

You’ll then spend the next couple of days exploring Anthos. From the desert, to the Volcano, Zimagrad and more! All with your handy DocPad taking photos. At your last adventure after reviewing the photos, the family will spend time together having a picnic. While the child chases around the Blue Bird, the parents will talk to themselves about how glad their child has grown up strong and healthy. As you chat with your spouse, the child will return and hand over thank-you letters they wrote in appreciation of their parents.


Harvest Moon: The Winds Of Anthos

The land of Anthos was a peaceful and harmonious land watched over by the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, who protected the inhabitants of Anthos from natural disasters such as storms, earthquakes, and the like. Now, 10 years later, you have found the SOS the Harvest Goddess sent to the world in the form of a message in a bottle! With the help of your wacky inventor friend Doc Jr. and many others, it’ll be up to you to revive the Harvest Goddess and the Harvest Sprites, as well as reconnect all of the villages of Anthos with each other!

Out now on the PlayStation 5|4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC – Steam.


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