There are many secret tricks in The Sims 4. Some, like the money cheats, are obvious. Others, like finding strawberries and using them to influence whether your Sim has a boy or a girl, is a lesser-known trick.
What’s the deal with strawberries in The Sims?
If you want to increase the chances of your Sim having a baby girl, you can make them listen to pop music or eat strawberries. Unlike in the real world, though, strawberries are quite hard to find in The Sims 4.
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Finding strawberries in The Sims 4 base game
If you don’t have all of The Sims 4 expansion packs, you can still find strawberries. You’ll just have to go foraging for them. Simmers report that they most often find these juicy nibbles growing in the following locations:
- Magnolia Blossom Park;
- Willow Creek commercial district;
- Pendula View (Willow Creek),
- Courtyard Lane(Willow Creek),
- and Foundry Cove (Willow Creek)
Simmers have also found them in Sylvan Glade, Parched Prospect, Bedrock Strait and many others. Strawberries are everywhere, just not in your Sim’s fridge.
If you’ve stocked up on the expansion packs, there are other ways to find strawberries.
Finding strawberries if you have The Sims 4 seasons
You can buy some seasonal seeds and grow some strawberries. Strawberries are found in the spring seasonal seed packets in The Sims 4, so this is only really helpful if your Sims is pregnant during this season and you’ve planned and timed it properly. There’s also no guarantee that your seasonal packet will contain strawberries.
Finding strawberries in The Sims 4: City Living
This expansion came with vendors that sell all kinds of goodies, including fruits and vegetables. In The Sims 4 City Living, you can purchase strawberries from a vendor in the art district inside San Myshuno. You can try and haggle if you want, too.
Finding strawberries in The Sims 4 using debug
If you don’t mind cheating in The Sims 4, you can use buy debug cheat to buy strawberries through the build/buy mode. Type strawberry into the search bar after activating the cheat and they’ll pop up.
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Antoinette is a recovering journalist, having written for Sports Illustrated, The Guardian, Daily Maverick and others. She has won multiple SAB Journalist of the Year awards, across a variety of categories. She thinks it’s strange writing about herself in the third person, unless she’s playing as herself in The Sims…which she’s been doing for over 20 years.