How to Kidnap in "The Sims 3"

by Alex Tannin ; Updated September 22, 2017

One of the main joys of the computer game “The Sims 3” is the conceiving and raising of offspring from babies into toddlers and then children. However, for gamers who wish speed up this process, particularly admire a baby from another family or simply wish to try something different, it is possible to steal babies and toddlers from other families in the game using only a cheat code and a few basic additional steps.

Load “The Sims 3” as normal. When in your game, hold down “Ctrl,” “Shift” and C” on your keyboard then type “testingcheatsenabled true” to enable the game's cheat mode.

Select one room in your house to keep the kidnapped baby or toddler in. Add a crib to this room.

Hold down “Shift” on your keyboard then click on your mailbox. Select “Make me know everyone.”

Visit the house of the baby or toddler you wish to kidnap. Introduce yourself to his or her parent. View your relationship with the parent then drag the relationship bar to the top of the screen.

Pick up the baby or toddler you wish to kidnap then pause the game. Move the camera so you can see your house. Hold down “Shift” on the keyboard then click on the floor of the room in your house that you wish to keep the kidnapped child in. Select “Teleport Here” from the menu that appears.

Unpause the game. The baby or toddler you kidnapped will now be in the room with the crib. If the youth's parents visit, remove the door from this room to prevent them from stealing him back.

Tip

  • Adults cannot be kidnapped with this method. Children can, but they may be teleported back to their original house when their curfew kicks in.

About the Author

Born in Northampton, Alex Tannin has been writing across the journalistic landscape since 2003. His articles have appeared in "The Guardian," "Bizarre Magazine" and for Gaydar Radio and the Press Association, among others. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in print journalism from Leeds Trinity and All Saints College.