The Sims 3: Guide to Having and Caring for Babies and Toddlers
Getting pregnant and having kids in The Sims is one way to pass on a legacy or a fortune, or it’s something new, lest we get bored with our old characters. In The Sims 3, knowing if your Sim is pregnant will help you a great deal with the pregnancy.
So how do you get kids anyway?
There are 3 ways for that.
First, and the most obvious one is make one in Create-A-Sim mode. The baby will need at least one grown-up to live with him/her.
Second would be to adopt a baby, a toddler or a child. Use your Sim’s cellphone or any phone in your Sim’s house and call the adoption agency. Before the agency representative arrives at you Sim’s house, there will be a message box where you will have to choose the age of the child your Sim will be adopting (baby, toddler, child). After choosing, the agency representative will arrive at your house shortly and deliver the baby.
The third way to get kids is to have 2 Sims with a high enough relationship and love interest, try for a baby. Like from Sims 2, if your Sims have successfully made a baby, you will hear a lullaby after they try for a baby. Unlike The Sims 2 however, the try for baby option is still available after successful fertilization.
Q. What if I missed hearing the lullaby, how do I know that my Sim is pregnant?
A. A nauseous moodlet will appear.
Aside from the nauseous effect of pregnancy, your Sim will need frequent bathroom breaks, eat a lot and get tired easily. You have to take care of your Sim because a good pregnancy means having a healthy baby with great traits to boot.
Q. My Sims wants to read a pregnancy book. Why and where can I buy it?
A. Expecting parents like to know a lot about parenting and helpful tips during pregnancy, this helps the pregancy to go smoothly. You can buy the books at the bookstore. There are 2 default pregnancy books which have the words preggy and baby on them
Unlike in The Sims and The Sims 2, you can now see the needs of babies. Fulfilling babies’ needs are easy. Here are the ways to fill their need bars: (all these with your teen/young adult/adult/elder Sim as the active Sim)
Hunger – give bottle. 1 bottle will fill the bar (click the baby, choose give/feed bottle)
Energy – Put in crib (N.B. Babies and toddlers don’t sleep until they’re really tired)(click the crib and choose put *baby* in crib)
Social – 1 social interaction will fill the bar (click the baby, choose snuggle or toss in air)