The baby stage is the first stage of life in Virtual Families and Virtual Families 2: Our Dream House. For the first 2 years (in real time, 4 hours after the baby is born) the baby will be held by his/her mother. After that the baby will become a child and the mother can go back to her Career.
All babies are born swaddled in a white blanket, bald and with blue eyes. The only way to find out the gender and facial features is to look in the family tree. If you have twins or triplets, they will all look exactly the same and the mother will hold them all at once.
Babies cannot walk yet (they are held by their mother), therefore you cannot access their profile or change their outfit until when they become a child, change their name, or assign them to do something for you. But in the family tree, you are able to know a baby's name, look, gender, and likes and dislikes.