Does your Sims 2 family need a baby girl? The game has a built-in method you can use to make SURE you have a girl. But I’ll also show you how to use cheats if you’re really impatient, as the non-cheat version can be a little tedious. Unfortunately, there is no way to influence the gender of an unborn baby without cheating as there is in later iterations of the game.
So, how do you have a baby girl in The Sims 2? There are two different ways. You can exit the lot without saving after the birth sequence plays, use the tombstone of life and death on a male Sim (which basically creates an opposite-gender clone of the Sim). These are the only two ways currently possible to influence the baby’s gender.
Let’s take a look at how you can use these methods to have your own baby girl.
Exit the Lot
The easiest way requires some patience. You’ll need to save the game while your Sim is pregnant but before she (or he) gives birth. If you can, save just before your Sim goes into labor. You can even save after the Sim starts going through the labor animation – as long as it’s before you get the pop-up that says “a new baby is on the way.”
If the baby born is a boy and you want it to be a girl, exit the lot without saving after the birth sequence plays. When you reload the lot, you’ll have a 50 percent chance of having a girl. You may need to repeat this several times before a baby girl is born.
The number of babies is determined at conception in The Sims 2, but the gender is determined at birth. If your Sim has twins, you’ll continue to have twins each time the lot is loaded, but each twin’s gender can be changed by exiting and reloading after birth.
Warning: If you save the game after your Sim gives birth, you won’t be able to change the gender of the baby. Your only option then is to load an earlier back-up of your game (if you have one) or change the child’s gender in Sim PE.
Tombstone of Life & Death
If you don’t want to save and reload the game – possibly multiple times – you can also use the tombstone of life and death. This is a cheat you can use by following these steps:
- Press Ctrl + Shift + C to open the cheat console.
- Enter “boolprop testingcheatsenabled true” without the quotes and press enter to enable cheats.
- In live mode, shift-click on a Sim. A menu will appear. Choose Spawn > Tombstone of Life and Death.
- Now, make sure your MALE Sim is selected. You can only get a guaranteed baby girl by impregnating the male Sim with himself. (I know, it sounds really creepy.)
- Click on the tombstone with your male Sim selected. Choose “Simulate genetic merger with…” and then choose your male Sim’s name. He is now pregnant.
- Turn off testing cheats by opening the cheat console again and entering “boolprop testingcheatsenabled false” without the quotes.
- Wait for the baby to be born. It will be a girl clone of your male Sim.
Warning: The tombstone produces an opposite-gender clone of the pregnant Sim. This is how the developers made Brandi Broke pregnant with her unborn child – which is why he looks exactly like her and is always born a boy. If you really want your baby girl to have the genetics of both parents, don’t use this cheat.
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If you can’t wait to see your new baby, you can speed up the pregnancy by using the Sim Blender. Click on the blender, choose Pregnancy > Male Sim’s Name > Accelerate Pregnancy. Your baby girl will be born in just a few hours instead of a few days.
When a male Sim gives birth after becoming pregnant with the Tombstone of Life and Death, the alien baby birth animation will play, even if the baby is human.
Setting Family Relationships
There’s one more caveat to using this cheat. The baby will not be related to the other parent in the family tree. This is fine if you have a single parent Sim. But if you want two parents to show up in the family tree, you’ll need to either use a mod or change the family relationship in Sim PE. I find it easiest to use the Sim Blender.
With the other parent selected, click on the Sim Blender, then choose Family > Baby’s Name > Set as my Child.
This method will not add a memory of having the child for the second parent. If this bothers you, use the Memory Manipulator mod to add the memory or add it in Sim PE if you’re comfortable with the program.
Myths & Rumors
There are several myths and rumors about different ways to influence or select a baby’s gender in The Sims 2. These are NOT TRUE and DO NOT WORK. Here are the methods you shouldn’t waste your time with:
- Eating gelatin during pregnancy does NOT increase chances of having a girl.
- It doesn’t matter which Sim initiates woohoo. Having the female Sim initiate does NOT increase the chances of having a girl.
- The cheat “boolprop force[gender] 100” is fake and does NOT work.
- The day of the week that a Sim becomes pregnant does NOT matter.
There is currently no existing cheat, mod or hack to force a specific gender. The only options are the Tombstone of Life and Death or exiting and reloading until you get the gender you want. As I explained above, the chances of having either a boy or girl are about 50 percent each time.
If I really need a girl baby for story purposes, I prefer to use the exit and reload method so that both parents retain their family ties and memories without any extra work. The method that works best for you will just depend on your play style and what you want to achieve. Good luck!
14 thoughts on “How to Have a Baby Girl in The Sims 2 With & Without Cheats”
How do you adopt in The Sims 2 Ps2? I cant find the button for it
Sorry, don’t know! I’ve never played the PS version!
Interesting to read about the myths and rumors. 😀 I’ve heard about the gelatine one several times. Also, for me, it worked most of the time that when I had the male initiate the wohoo, it turned out to be a girl, and vice versa. So I guess that must have been pure chance (?) 😀
Something else I wanted to add: You can also accelerate the pregnancy with the Tombstone of Life and Death. But you have to wait one sim hour after the sim got pregnant for the option to appear. If you then choose “Pregnancy…”, you’ll find “Speed up my pregnancy” and , if I remember correctly, from then on the trimester a sim is in changes with every sim hour. But I bet you already knew that and just forgot to mention it in your post. 😀
Thanks Ann! And yeah, it must have just been dumb luck that you kept getting a girl. 🙂
Thanks for bringing up the Tombstone method of accelerating pregnancy! I never use it because I’m so used to Sim Blender. But that’s great info for anyone who doesn’t like to use mods!
I remembered there was also something about eating cheesecake. Just googled it, but it’s related to having twins (not just a girl) and it doesn’t seem to be a rumor but actually real. 😀
Yep! You’re absolutely right! The Cheesecake trick really does work for having twins.
When the game was first released and up to Seasons (that was the last I got wound up in baby genders), the color of crib placed raised the odds of a boy or girl.
I don’t know if that’s still true, as I don’t buy cribs anymore until after the baby is born, leaving it at 50/50 odds.
Nope! It doesn’t work. That’s just another rumor. I Need to add that one to the list. 🙂
I hope this works the same for boyssss don doesn’t need a 5th girl 😂
It does! You can use it for either gender. But if you want a boy and use the tombstone, make sure to get the female Sim pregnant for a boy clone.
I actually love the fake cheat rumor! It is supposed to assign numerical value to a boolean property so you can see it’s fake right away. Sims community has always been really creative when it comes to rumors and theories. That’s why I love it!
That’s a good way to look at it, Matt. LOL. It’s very entertaining!
Wow! All these years later and I am still learning things about TS2! Never heard of the lot resetting trick, which seems impossible given how much time I’ve put into this game.
I know, Jacob! It’s such an amazing game that I keep learning new things all the time too! 🙂
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