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This sound effect can be found on the Series 2000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It is similar to Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 02 and Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, OUT OF BREATH, HUMAN.

Basic Info

  • First recorded: Between 1985 and 1987
  • Creator: Sound Ideas Canada Ltd.
  • Owner: Sound Ideas (1987-present)
  • Origin: Canada
  • Year debut: 1987; sometime between April 10th and December 14th.
  • First heard: Alf's Special Christmas (an episode from Alf)
  • Area used: Worldwide (especially in the United Kingdom and Canada)

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Used In

TV Shows

  • 6Teen (Heard often in "6 Teens and a Baby" for Emma Jr. when she cries.)
  • Alf (Debut; heard briefly once in "Alf's Special Christmas" when a woman named Denise gives birth to a baby girl named Tiffany off-screen in an elevator, and briefly often in "Baby, Come Back" for baby Eric Tanner.)
  • Bill Cosby's Picture Pages (Heard in an animated sequence.)
  • Braceface (Used often for the Baby Think-About-It dolls when they cry in "Baby Think-About-It".)
  • Caillou (Used twice in a high pitch for Rosie as a baby when she cries in "Big Brother Caillou".)
  • Chernobyl (Miniseries) (Heard once in "Please Remain Calm".)
  • DC's Legends of Tomorrow (Heard once in "Return of the Mack" along with Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 02 and Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, OUT OF BREATH, HUMAN for Martin Stein's grandson Ronnie when he cries as his mother Lily calls Martin through a mobile device and requests Martin to sing a lullaby to him.)
  • Family Guy (Heard briefly once in "Breaking Out is Hard to Do" when a pregnant Chinese woman on a wheelchair in a sweatshop gives birth to a baby who replaces Stewie after accidentally getting a shoe sewn to his hand.)
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (Heard briefly once in "Stop Will! In the Name of Love" for Baby Nicky when he cries on the baby monitor while Geoffrey and Hilary Banks are in the kitchen cooking.)
  • Friends (Heard briefly once in "The One With the Birth" for Ben when he is born.)
  • Futurama (Heard twice in "Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?" when the Pregnercise women spontaneously gave birth to premature babies off-screen in the pool after being scared by Dr Zoidberg in heat; briefly once in "The Silence of the Clamps" along with Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 02 for a crying baby with an umbilical cord held by Amy Wong for Clamps to cut the cord before Zoidberg does it instead; and once in "Law and Oracle" for Chief O'Mannahan's newborn baby Bert after she walks out of the toilet holding her while saying "Eight pounds. I'll name her Bert".)
  • Grojband (Heard briefly once in "Myme Disease" when a baby cries in a pram while its mother complements Nick's beautiful painting of Trina.)
  • Go Away, Unicorn! (Heard briefly in "Grow Up, Unicorn!" as one of the crying sounds for Alice's 3 baby cousins.)
  • Gumby Adventures (Heard once in "Clayfully Yours" along with Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 05 as the twin babies Gumby babysits starts crying.)
  • The Incredible Hulk (1996 TV Series) (Heard in a episode where a baby cries.)
  • Mad TV (Heard once in "John C. McGinley".)
  • Medium (Used as one of Allison's daughter's baby dolls.)
  • Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn (Heard once along with Hollywoodedge, Baby Crying Slowly PE144001, Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - CRYING, WHINING, Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - EIGHT WEEK OLD BABY: CRYING, and Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - CRYING together in "Quad with a Blog" for one of the title characters as babies when they cry in a flashback 12 years ago while Anne consoles them with a teddy bear and Tom climbing a climbing wall.)
  • Nina's World (Heard often in "Nina the Babysitter" for Baby Henry when he cries.)
  • Noah's Island (Used for Tina (Rocco and Gertie's newborn daughter) when she cries in "Adios Diamantina".)
  • Oggy and the Cockroaches (Heard in multiple episodes like "Baby Boum", "The Precious Panda" and "Oggy And The Not So Smart Bracelet".)
  • Odd Squad (Used for Baby Genius when he cries in "Two Agents & A Baby" along with Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 02.)
  • Seinfeld (Heard in "The Bris".)
  • The Simpsons (Heard briefly once in "Lost Our Lisa" when Brandine Spuckler gives birth to a baby off-screen, and briefly once in "3 Scenes Plus a Tag from a Marriage" for the toddlers in the Springfield Gymdandee after a 2-year-old Bart hurts them.)
  • Texas Rising (Heard once in "From the Ashes" when a baby bawls inside the wagon while one of the women was holding it.)
  • The Tofus (Heard briefly in various pitches in some comedic gag scene transition when a character (or two characters) literally cry like babies, such as Lola Tofu in a low pitch "Lovesick", "School Dinner Blues", and "When Worms Attack"; Curly the Sheep in "Just Call Me April Tofu"; and both Mrs Tofu and Buba together in "Running Away at Christmas Time".)
  • Wayside (Heard briefly once in "Kidswatter's Opus" for Myron when he literally cries like a baby before he gets up and asks "So this is what being a principal's like?".)
  • Willa's Wild Life (Heard often in "Baby, It's You" for Buzzy when he cries.)
  • Zig and Sharko (Heard once (and in reverse) in "Stuffed Animals" for a kid dolphin when he cries.)

TV Specials


  • All Dogs Go To Heaven 2 (1996) (Heard once in the song "On Easy Street" when a baby cries wanting the ball David used for his magic tricks back after the ball turned into a dove.)
  • Bird Box (2018)
  • Blade: Trinity (2004) (Heard twice when a baby cries during the scenes where Blade chases Drake in an apartment building and when Drake tosses the baby before Blade catches it on a rooftop.)
  • Coming to America (1988) (Heard briefly in the background.)
  • Devi (1999) (Heard when a baby that got resurrected by Prema is born in a hospital after its mother tripped over and fell down the stairs.)
  • Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993)
  • Man of Steel (2013) (Heard briefly once in the opening scene for Kal-El (Superman) when he is born.)
  • Monkey King: Hero is Back (2015)
  • Penelope (2006) (Heard once for the title character when she cries while her mother, Jessica attacks Lemon after breaking into their house and stalking while trying to take a photo.)
  • Robots (2005) (Heard briefly once off-screen for the protagonist, Rodney Copperbottom, when he is "born" after being assembled by his parents who were "making a baby".)
  • Romero (1989) (Heard twice along with Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 02, Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, OUT OF BREATH, HUMAN and other baby sound effects when Father Grande baptizes the babies, and in a low volume as Archbishop Romero (the title character) recites his Mass sermon before he gets assassinated.)
  • Schindler's List (1993) (Heard once when a Polish woman sings a lullaby to her crying newborn baby.)
  • Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) (Used briefly once (along with Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HUMAN 02) for Leia Skywalker when she is born along with Luke Skywalker.)
  • What's Love Got To Do With It (1993) (Used for Ike and Tina Turner's newborn son Craig when he cries.)

Video Games


  • Living Books: Green Eggs and Ham (Heard briefly once in page 2 when you click on Sam-I-am's titular dish and the green ham randomly turns into baby in a crib, while the green eggs are the parents in rocking chairs, who cries after it spits out its pacifier.)


  • Batman Returns (Konami) (A portion of this sound is heard in a high pitch repeatedly in the intro during the Penguin's birth story.)


Hong Kong:

New Zealand:

  • Yellow Pages (2001)


  • NSPCC - Bottle (2001) (A neglected baby cries like this off-screen as the milk in the baby bottle curdles.)





  • Ozzy Osbourne - Devil's Daughter (Holy War) (1988) (Maybe confused for a similar sound effect.)

Music Videos

  • Linkin Park - The Final Masquerade (2014)


YouTube Videos


  • Grojband Pilot animatic (Heard once for the egg yolk crying after it cracked from an egg in a bird family's nest caused by Grojband's loud music.)

Image Gallery

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Audio Samples