The Sims 4 Toddler cheats to increase skills, traits, needs & more

The Sims 4 Toddler cheats to increase skills, traits, needs & more
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Last updated 

25th Jan 2024 09:37


With Toddlers being just as much of a handful (and delight) as they can be in real life in The Sims 4, there are a few cheats which can make their (and your other Sims') lives a lot easier, especially if you have several on a lot or are attempting a Legacy Challenge.

Whether you're experiencing hardships with Parenthood in the game, need to make Toddlers slightly less needy, or want to instantly max out their skills before they age up, we have you covered.

How to cheat Toddler needs in The Sims 4

If you're looking to raise a Toddler's needs in-game, you can do it like so:



Fill Hunger Bar

fillmotive motive_hunger

Max Hygiene

fillmotive motive_hygiene

Max Attention

fillmotive motive_attention

Max Bladder

fillmotive motive_bladder

Max Energy

fillmotive motive_energy

Max Fun

fillmotive motive_fun

Max All Needs


Additionally, there are some great mods (like UI Cheats Extension and MC Command Center) that can entirely remove the need to use these, but the codes themselves are always handy in a pinch.

Image of a Toddler being put into a high chair in the sims 4
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How to max out all needs & disable need decay

Alternatively, you can instantly fill up all the need bars or disable motive decay to permanently put your Toddlers in a good mood. To do so:

  • Enable cheats in your game with 'testing cheats on'
  • Hold down Shift and left-click on your selected sim
  • Click the 'Cheat Need…' option from the pie menu
  • You will receive the options to disable motive decay or 'Make Happy' (instantly fill all needs)

Toddler skill cheats for The Sims 4

If you want to advance your Toddler's skills and make them more independent, there's a handful of cheats you can use:



Potty Skill

stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_potty #

Thinking Skill

stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_thinking #

Communication Skill

stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_communication #

Imagination Skill

stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_imagination #

Movement Skill

stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_movement #

When entering them, you'll want to replace the hashtag shown in the above table with the number you want to set the Toddler's skill to.

For example, if you want your Toddler to achieve level 3 of the potty skill, the cheat would be 'stats.set_skill_level statistic_skill_toddler_potty 3' (without the single quotes).

Toddler moodlet & trait cheats

Other than maxing your Toddler's needs and skills, you can also apply specific moodlets to them to affect their mood and skill gain, or apply special traits:

Moodlet cheat


sims.add_buff PlayfulHigh

Applies the playful moodlet to your toddler

sims.add_buff EnergizedHigh

Applies the energized moodlet to your toddler


Removes all moodlet buffs affecting your toddler

traits.equip_trait trait_top_notch_toddler Equips a Toddler with the 'Top Notch Toddler' trait
traits.equip_trait trait_happy_toddler Adds the 'Happy Toddler' trait to a Sim

While there are the above cheats for Toddlers, if you also want to change their appearance or edit their traits another way, you can enter the full version of Create a Sim by using the CAS Full Edit Mode code.

Image showing the top-notch toddler trait added to a Sim
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The cheat code for this is 'cas.fulleditmode on'. After entering this, hold Shift and left-click on your Toddler.

You'll then see an 'Edit in CAS' option in the pie menu, which will allow you to adjust their traits or edit their appearance just as when you created them or one of their family members.

How to add Toddler quirks

Toddler quirks are essentially extra personality traits that can impact their behaviour or response to certain household activities.

Each Toddler can have up to three at one time, which can appear randomly through gameplay. Of course, you can also cheat and assign particular quirks to them too (if you have Growing Together installed).

To get more quirks via cheats:

  • Enable cheats in your game through the 'testingcheats on' command
  • Hold shift and click on your toddler (whilst on their sim profile)
  • Select the option 'Pack Cheats...'
  • Click 'Expansion Packs'
  • Click 'Ep-13 Growing Together'
  • Select 'Toddler Quirks'
  • Choose 'Add Discoverable Quirk'
  • Select a quirk from the list
  • You can also remove Quirks through the previous menu if you have some already assigned to the Toddler
  • You can now discover these quirks by triggering the associated gameplay. For example, if you chose 'Hates Being Carried', you can pick up your Toddler to receive the quirk notification

NOTE: It's possible to have more than three quirks if you are using cheats, as long as these don’t conflict with one another.

All Toddler quirks

There are a total of 18 toddler quirks you can choose from:

Quirk Effect
Aggressive Toddlers with this trait like to roughhouse, hit bite or kick sims and don’t need to be in a bad mood to do so
Destructive Toddlers with this trait will be more chaotic and are likely to make a mess or destroy furniture

Early Riser

Will wake up earlier in the day
Good Appetite These toddlers love food, to the point that they can eat food off the floor even if it's spoiled
Hastes Bedtime Toddlers with this trait will often wake after being put to bed and will ask their caregiver for things to avoid sleeping
Hates Being Carried Picking up toddlers with this trait will often put them in a bad mood
Hates Wakeup Time More likely to wake up in a grumpy mood
Heavy Sleeper Less likely to wake up from nightmares or surrounding noise. Will usually get better rest than other toddlers
Loves Being Carried More likely to ask to be carried and are happy when carried
Loves Books More likely to play in bookshelves and do book-related activities
Loves Sounds Toddlers with this quirk tend to be fascinated by radios, TVs and toys that make sounds
Loves Wakeup Time More likely to be in a happy mood when waking
Loves Water These toddlers love to play in water and are more likely to ask for baths, splash in toilets or seek out other water activities
Little Singer They will have an interaction option to make sounds themselves
Light Sleeper These toddlers are more likely to wake in the night and will need to be put back to bed again
Messy Eater More likely to cause a mess when eating
Picky Eater These toddlers are harder to feed and will sometimes throw food on the floor instead of eating
Wanderer Toddlers with this trait will often wander off alone after being put down

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Image of a pie menu showing Toddler quirks
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Can you cheat milestones for Toddlers in The Sims 4?

The Growing Together Expansion Pack added both Infant and Toddler milestones, but the only way to unlock milestones via cheats is through mods.

Lumpinou's Milestone Cheat mod lets players swap and add milestones onto their Sim's panel as they wish.

All Toddler milestones

  • Art Appreciation
  • Asked Why
  • First Friend
  • First Nightmare
  • First Time Daycare
  • Learned To Climb Stairs
  • Learned To Dance
  • Learned To Run
  • Learned To Talk
  • Learned To Walk
  • Max Communication
  • Max Imagination
  • Max Movement
  • Max Potty
  • Max Thinking
  • Played With Others
  • Read First Book
  • Studied Letters
  • Studied Numbers
  • Studied Shapes
  • Threw Tantrum

Now you know all about Toddler cheats in The Sims 4, be sure to check out our homepage for The Sims for the best trait mods, all the relationship cheats, or a rundown of the Disney Princess Challenge.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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