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This sound effect can be found on Series 1000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas. It is the same sound effect as Hollywoodedge, Baby Squealing Compl PE940101 from The Premiere Edition Volume 9, which was made by the Hollywood Edge.


  • First recorded: 1983 by the time of the Network SFX Library
  • Creator: Alan Howarth
  • Owner: Sound Ideas (1983/1985-present), Network SFX Library (1983-TBA)
  • Origin: United States and Canada
  • Year debut: 1983
  • First heard: TBA
  • Area used: Worldwide

Used In

  • Alf
  • Arthur (Used for Baby Kate when she cries in "Arthur's Baby" and "D.W.'s Baby".)
  • Battlestar Galactica (2004 TV Series) (Heard once in "Exodus, Part 2".)
  • Bill Nye, the Science Guy (Heard once in "Forests".)
  • Bobby's World (Used rarely for Jake & Alex in some episodes when they cry, especially in foreign dubs of "Bobby's World".)
  • Deadly Woman (Heard once in "Without Pity".)
  • Family Guy (Heard once in "The Thin White Line" when some pregnercise teens at the rehab clinic spontaneously gave birth to 14 premature babies off-screen after Peter and Brian pranked them with hand-in warm-water, and in "Stuck Together, Torn Apart" when Peter's ex-girlfriend Brenda gives birth to a baby on her doorstep.)
  • Goosebumps (1995 TV Show) (Heard once in "Strained Peas".)
  • Harvey Girls Forever! (Used in comedic gag transitions of characters who literally cry like babies.)
  • Rescue 911 (Heard in "911 Sibling Stabbing".)
  • The Simpsons (Used rarely as the crying voice for Maggie; Nancy Cartwright usually does the crying voices for Maggie; heard once in the Tracy Ullman short "Babysitting Maggie" and heard once off-screen in "Midnight Towboy".)
  • We Bare Bears (Heard in "Pizza Band".)


  • Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
  • Ghostbusters II (1989) (Used for Baby Oscar when he cries during the battle scene between the Ghostbusters and Vigo the Carpathian in the museum, as the New Year's Eve partygoing citizens outside of the museum sing "Auld Lang Syne" in which weakens Vigo the Carpathian, sending him back to the painting.)
  • Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) (Used in background for Shelly, Yoko and Eggbert when they cry after Sid the sloth tells them "No biting", overlapping over their cries recorded by Carlos Saldanha.)
  • Legends of the Fall (1994) (Used for Tristan's baby boy when he cries when Tristan is being restrained by police working for the O'Banion brothers, in which a part of the baby crying sound effect can be heard)
  • Little Secrets (2001) (Heard in background when Emily is at a baby store at the mall while she is having a hallucination)
  • The Miracle Worker (2000)
  • Son of Saul (2015)

Video Games

  • Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules



  • Energizer - Energizer Bunny: "Darnitol" (1991)
  • USA Today - Dog in the city (2001) (Heard when the dog takes the baby's squeaky chicken toy)
  • E*Trade - First Class On The Plane (2017)



Image Gallery

Sound Ideas, BABY - CRYING, HARD, HUMAN 02/Image Gallery

Audio Samples