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Your child’s looks and personality will be different depending on whom you marry.

Here is some basic information about them that applies to all three children.

For more specific information, jump to:
Gustafa’s Child

Toddler Stage

(Chapter 2)
You start off with just a coloring book, but can also buy a ball, blocks, and a toy car from Van. They’re not that expensive; they’re under 500G each.

Often, when you talk to your child, he’ll ask you to pick him up. Do so with the Y button. Once you’re holding him, there are 4 things you can do:

Talk — A button
He’ll tell you want he wants you to do or he’ll let you know how he’s feeling in interesting little ways.


Pat — X button
He generally doesn’t ask for this often, but doesn’t seem to mind it if you do it anyway.


Toss — Press up on the Control Stick to toss the child into the air a bit.


Snuggle — Y button


In addition to playing with him, you can also give him a bath on certain days. These days vary each month. To see if you can bathe him, just enter the kitchen at a time when he’s there (around 6PM seems to be the best time).

The toddler stage is the only stage in his life in which you can pick him up and take him places, so take advantage of that to develop his interests! His interests may change in later chapters depending on where you take him as a toddler.

Genetic Strengths and Interests:

Depending on who you married, your child has a set number of strengths and interests. The first set (strengths) is purely genetic; it’s simply what he’s naturally good at. The second set (interests) are simply what he likes. You can check both of these things in the assets section of your diary.

Though at first your child has a default number of interests, these are the things you can actually influence. Your actions, what friends you make, and where you take him can and will change his interests.

Developing His Interests


  • Keep him around the farm most of the time.
  • Keep your animals out in the pasture as much as possible.
  • Show your child animals.
  • Snuggle your animals.
  • Use the Milking Room.
  • Milk your cows/goat by hand as opposed to using the Milker.


  • Take him to Vesta’s farm.
  • Buy and use Fertilizer.
  • Show your son seeds, crops and trees.
  • Grow things as much as possible.


  • Take him to Gustafa’s hut and Romana’s mansion.
  • Become friends with Gustafa.


  • Take him to Cody’s house.
  • Become friends with Cody.
  • Have him play with the coloring book.


  • Take him to Wally’s house.
  • Become friends with Wally and Hugh.
  • Walk as much as possible, try not to use your horse.
  • Have him play with the ball.


  • Take him to Daryl’s lab and Carter’s dig site.
  • Become friends with Daryl.
  • Milk your cows/goat using the Milkers as opposed to milking them by hand.
  • Have him play with the car toy.
Your Child’s Room

In Chapter 3, your child gets his own bedroom, and looking at the things in his room can help you tell what his interests are and who he is friends with.


Item Meaning
Musical Instrument Interest in music
Potted Plant Interest in plants
Weights Interest in athletics
Sandbag Interest in athletics
Skeleton/Fossils Interest in science
Bookshelves Interest in science
Painting Interest in art; Friends with Gustafa
Second Painting Interest in art; Good friends with Gustafa
Empty Flask A little mischievous, but has an interest in science
Empty Sake Bottle A little mischievous, but will listen to what you say
Dead Branch/Wooden Chest A little mischievous
Second Wooden Chest Obedient child
Fireworks Friends with Kassey and Patrick
Metal Sheets Friends with Cody
Statuette Friends with Tim and Ruby

Gustafa’s Child

Stages of Life

Note: All the information here is based off Lilly’s own experience in the game. Your own results may vary according to how you’ve raised him.

Toddler Stage

(Chapter 2)
As a toddler, Gustafaís kid is very well-behaved. He goes to bed on time, and heís always in the house. Heís pretty much the exact replica of Gustafa, with brown hair, blue eyes, and green and yellow striped clothes. He often asks to be picked up, and he doesnít seem to have a preference as far as methods of giving affection go. However, he only likes to be sung to once, which I found a bit odd, given that Gustafa is a musician.

The kid has a tiny bit of interest in art, and nothing else. Heís absolutely terrified of the animals. If brought outside, heíll turn straight around and run back to the house. Iíve tried showing him animals from chickens, to roosters, to my dog- he just squeals and gets upset. All of the tools seem to confuse him, and I get nothing but a ď????? as a response. However, he likes eggs and milk, though heís too young to accept them.

He doesnít say much of anything, though heís always asking if Iím square, and saying that the TV is square. Iím guessing that this plays on the art interest. Otherwise, he mostly mutters nonsense, although as a greeting heíll say, ďMommy.?? Gustafa, when in the room, will sing to him to go to bed. You can tell that heís hoping the kid is a musician, although he asked if Iíd like for him to take over the farm.

Chapter Information
Character Profiles
Farm Map
Heart Scenes
In-Game Controls
Nature's Bounty
Rival Scenes
Van's Shop

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