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This tutorial will explain the ways in which players can have a family consisting of Sims aged child and younger. Note: This tutorial is only relevant to The Sims 2 and The Sims 3.


Please note that for making this event work, the player must kill the older Sim(s). Consult this game guide if unsure about killing Sims.

The Sims 2Edit

  1. Move your family to an apartment lot. Do not rent any of the apartments.
  2. Kill off all members of the family except the one Sim you want to live alone.
  3. You can now move the Sim to any other lot.

The Sims 3Edit


Example of the result in The Sims 3

Method 1Edit

  1. Hire a babysitter
  2. Kill off everyone else in the family
  3. The babysitter should stay no matter what

Method 2Edit

  1. Play another household and make the parent of the desired household with the child the player wants to live alone.
  2. Make the parents join the household through the "testingcheatsenabled true" cheat.
  3. Now move onto the newly alone child.

Method 3Edit

  1. Create the sim(s) you want to live alone, and an adult.
  2. Type in "testingcheatsenabled true" in the cheat box.
  3. Shift-click the adult and press "Object" than "Delete it".
  4. The adult will vanish and the Social Workers won't come.


  • If a lone toddler has not been taught its toddler skills before they age up, a random trait will be selected when the toddler becomes a child. This is because the babysitter will not teach any toddler skills. However, you players remove/change the random trait using the testingcheatsenabled cheat, shift+clicking the Sim, and pick their traits.
  • Once Edit Town has been selected, the lone Sim(s) will become unplayable.
  • If a child throws a party with a toddler in the household the babysitter will leave. This can make the child and toddler totally alone.

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