I found that my Sims 3 FAQ page was getting a little long and the word count a bit heavy, so I have decided to split it up into separate pages on particular subjects. This page is about pregnancy, babies and children. I have tried to put the questions in a form of chronological order. PLEASE NOTE I CANNOT HELP YOU WITH THE SIMS 3 ON IPHONE, ANDROID OR ANY CONSOLES, THIS IS PC ONLY.
UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE! 12/06/2015
I’ve updated the links on this page for the Mods. It appears that some of them had gone or moved, so I’ve either found them again or the next nearest thing and linked to them.
What are the names of the pregnancy books in The Sims 3?
There seem to be two pregnancy books in The Sims 3. One is called “Baby Incoming: Preparing with Vigilance”, and the other is “Totally Preggers”.
Can sims in sims 3 get pregnant by people they’re not married to?
Of course they can, as they could in The Sims 2. However, it does take a little while to get the romantic options up. Sometimes you just need to have them flirt constantly until the “Confess Attraction” option appears.
In The Sims 3 can you have a child with another woman?
I sort of feel as though I may have answered this in my first question about having children with someone you are not married to, but this is a more common variant of it. Yes, you can have a child with another woman. It’s something that I make my male sims do pretty regularly. Sometimes it is part of a story, sometimes it is just because one of my sims takes a liking to another woman. A big part of my Temper Family story was borne out of the fact that one of my male sims was resurrected, and when he came back his Wife didn’t really like him anymore so I had to get him laid somehow. He had about three kids with another woman, then once his original wife died he moved the other woman in. If your sim is married (or not) and you want them to have kiddies with someone in another household then you just have to meet that person, get your relationship high enough and then try for a baby a few times. I can confirm that the woman getting pregnant does not need to be on her home lot in order to do so. When that baby is finally born a message pops up in the top right of the screen where all of those alerts appear, and it tells you that someone has given birth to a child, what gender the kid is and what their name is.
How many times do you have to try for a baby before they become pregnant on The Sims 3?
That seems to be pretty random. On many occassions it has been the first attempt, on others it can take days of many attempts. I don’t know if there’s a specific formula behind this or not. Maybe their mood has some bearing on it?
How many days in The Sims 3 does pregnancy last?/How many stages are there to pregnancy in The Sims 3?
I think it’s around 2 – 3 days. Unlike in The Sims 2 where their stomach would get bigger at set times over the three days, it now happens gradually. Your sim can wake up and be the size of a continent when, just the night before they were average. I find the pregnancies pretty quick. You can probably tell from this answer that there are no real ‘stages’, it is just continuous.
In The Sims 3, can a pregnant sim marry someone?
Hell yeah! And that should be the happy start to many a trailer trash neighbourhood. I could have sworn I did it but have no pictures 🙁
I have two gay sims, I don’t want them to adopt, how can I make them try for a baby?
I don’t know if it works, but you might like to have a go with this.
I would love to try out this mod, but I’m about to move on to The Sims 4 and may not come back to The Sims 3.
Can elders get pregnant on The Sims 3?
No, they cannot. Once they get into that magic elder stage, they cannot become pregnant anymore. However, they can become pregnant in the final days of their Adult stage, and their age transition will be delayed until after the baby is born. Maybe someone will make a mod that allows elder pregnancy, but quite frankly…that’s a bit weird.
Can teenagers get pregnant in the sims 3?
In the base game, no. You need the NRAAS WooHooer. And you’ll need to make sure you read the instructions on how to use it because I can’t provide you with that support. I haven’t used it, but it appears to be the best one for this.
Where can sims give birth in The Sims 3?
They have two choices (much like real life I suppose). They can either have their kid at home, or go to the hospital. Once they go into labour, if you click on the sim it will come up with the option to “Go to Hospital”, at which point they will hop in a car or taxi, go to the hospital and give birth. If the father doesn’t live in the household, they will often turn up at the hospital. If you want them to give birth at home just leave them alone, they will eventually have the kid. It takes a while, but it does eventually happen. If your sim is out of home at the time (say shopping or cinema) then they will stand around in labour until you instruct them to go to the hospital. If you don’t instruct them they will eventually run (yes, run) there themselves.
Can you have more than one child on The Sims 3
Yes, you can keep spawning children until the lot you’re playing on is full – that’s eight sims in total. And, it doesn’t have to stop there, a sim can father as many children as you like. Age is no barrier for male sims. If they wish to go out into the big wide world and spawn children with loads of other sims, then so be it, even if they are 100.
On The Sims 3 can you leave children home alone?
Now, this one has been a bit hit and miss for me. I don’t know if it’s a bug or if it is to do with the age of the children. If it is a bug then I can’t help with that one as I am unable to install any of the patches (thanks for that EA…thanks for fucking it up for people who don’t have a C: drive). In The Sims 2 you didn’t used to be able to leave any kiddlywinks home alone if they were a child, toddler or baby. In The Sims 3 I have only tried it with babies and toddlers, but on some occassions I have been able to leave them home alone on others I have not. More often I have had to call a babysitter, which it prompts you to do before you leave the lot. You don’t have to wait for the babysitter to arrive, however. As soon as you have called them you can leave. I will try the theory with children in the near future. I can say that teenagers can be left alone.
On The Sims 3, what do you do once all the children are grown up?
Have fun I guess! The adults can now do whatever they like. Stay out late, spend lots of money, work, or perhaps give up work because they don’t need the money anymore. Yeah, they can do anything that they like.
On The Sims 3, I have a child whose parents died, what happens to that child?
I haven’t had this happen (yet), however I have left children (babies/toddlers) home alone. Unlike The Sims 2, no warnings have come up that the kid is alone and that the only adult about to leave cannot do so. I assume, if the parents are dead, your kid will starve, or be picked up by social services.
In The Sims 3 will an elder die if she has young children?
Yes, I believe they will die regardless of whether they have children and at what age stage they are. That’s something that I really must try.
How do I have multiple births?
There are a few ways to increase your chances for this kind of thing. There is a Multiple Birth Adjuster Mod, which I haven’t tried. You can also use the lifetime reward points to buy the Fertility Treatment thing which increases the chances. And a pregnant woman who watches children’s TV while listening to kids music on the radio hugely increases the chances of having a multiple birth. In the past when I’ve needed triplets for a story I have bought the Fertility Treatment thing and then got her pregnant and had her sit on her arse most of the day watching TV while the radio was on. A couple of days later out pop triplets.
What happens if I have 8 people on a lot and I try for a baby?
It probably won’t happen. There’s just nowhere to put an extra one, so unless you get some kind of mod for an increase in the lot size, I don’t think your sim would get pregnant.
How many children can my sim father?
Seemingly an infinite amount. If he starts early, and keeps going until he dies, that’ll be a lot of kids. Obviously, they can’t all be on the same lot, but geez, there are a lot of households out there. You could have an entire town populated by one sole male!
How long after giving birth do they have to wait until trying for a baby again?
They don’t. I’ve deliberately done this in the past. Sim is pregnant, sim gives birth at hospital, sim comes home, feeds and cuddles baby. Sim jumps back into bed with partner/husband/lover and tries for baby. A mere few hours after giving birth, I’m hearing that pregnancy jingle again. Give it a go!
How can I choose the sex of my baby?
If this kid is by ‘natural’ means, you can’t really. It is determined by the game. However, if you eat three watermelons during pregnancy then your kid has a much higher chance of being a girl. If you eat three apples during pregnancy it is far more likely to be a boy 🙂