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A Bridge baby, also known simply as a BB, is a baby that has been taken from a stillmother to be used by Bridges operatives. A stillmother's womb facilitates a connection between the world of the dead and a Bridge baby, granting Bridges operatives who establish a trance connection with a Bridge baby the ability to sense BTs. Most babies are retired after a year of service.
Bridge babies are kept in portable pods which simulate the conditions of a stillmother's womb, as they will cease to function properly if they feel they are not in such a womb. Periodically, the environmental conditions of a Bridge baby's pod must be updated in a synchronization incubator with data gathered from a stillmother's womb at a given moment.
Every time Sam finishes the preparation in the Private Room and goes out into the outside world and connects to BB, the child's memories flow into Sam making him experience a flashback.
- Higgs carries a portable tank with a fetus-shaped figure inside. Rather than emitting an orange-yellow glow when activated, as the Bridge baby's tank does, his portable tank emits a red one. The bottom casing of his tank is also green, rather than orange like the Bridge baby's.
- Hideo Kojima has stated that only one individual baby had been shown up until the TGS 2018 teaser trailer, and that it relates to the game's mechanics and story as a whole.
Characters and groups in Death Stranding
|Bridges|| Sam · Die-Hardman · Deadman · Mama · Heartman · Viktor Frank · Bridge baby (Sam's Bridge baby · Stillmothers)|
Divisions: Corpse Disposal Team 6
|United Cities of America||Amelie · Bridget|
|Entities||Beached things · Five floating figures|
|Other characters||Cliff · Ludens Fan · Prepper · Musician · Mules|
Objects in Death Stranding
|Equipment||B-handcuffs · Blood bag · Bridge babies (Bridge baby pod) · Canteen · Climbing anchor · Container repair spray · Damage sensor tape · Floating carrier · Ladder · Odradek · Power skeleton · Q-pid · Smoke grenade · Speed skeleton|
|Weapons||Anti-BT handgun · Assault rifle · Bola gun · Electrified pole weapon · EX grenade · Handgun · Hematic grenade · Strand · Stun bomb|
|Clothing||Bridges boots · Cap · "Ludens mask" sunglasses|
|Materials||Ceramics · Chiral crystal · Chiralium · Metals · Special alloys|
|Other items||Anti-BT weapons · Medicine pack · Old sound system · PCC · Sperm and eggs|