This sound effect can be found on The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library, which was made by Sound Ideas.

Basic Info

  • First recorded: Between early 1990 and April 1992
  • Creator: N/A
  • Owner: Sound Ideas (1992-present)
  • Origin: United States
  • Year debut: March 25, 1993
  • First heard: Stolen Babies (an Award-Winning TV movie of 1993)
  • Area used: Worldwide (especially in the United States)

This sound effect was first recorded between early 1990 and April 1992 because The General Series 6000 Sound Effects Library was in the making at that time. It was made by either a baby or an older child.

So far, first debuting in the 1993 Award-Winning TV movie "Stolen Babies", it's typically referred to as the "Baby Kate Cry", due to it frequently being used for, and commonly associated with, the character Baby Kate Read on Arthur. This sound effect belongs to the List of Spoilers. It's also a Hanna-Barbera UK Sound Effect.

The Series 6000 version of this crybaby sound is more popular than the Dimension version, so it has been used in more than a thousand pieces of media, especially Arthur.

Clean, Full Length and Unedited Link to the Sound Effect

Used In

TV Shows


NOTE: Don't expect this sound effect in every movie just because there's a baby in it.






  • BT - Think Fast - heard once in "Baby or Unlimited Calls" (2002)
  • DTI - Child Safety - Hospital (2017)
  • KP Skips - Pneumatic Drill (1997)
  • Network Rail - Vicious Cycle "It won't kill you..." (2009, Radio)
  • Pot Noodle (2001)
  • Sainsbury's - Baby & Toddler Sale (2002, Radio)


  • UCI Cinemas Looneyworld Policy Trailer (2004-2006)

Video Games


  • Black and White 2 (2005)
  • Reader Rabbit’s Reading 1
  • Torin's Passage

Sony PlayStation:

  • Desert Bus (2002 remake)
  • Saints Row: The Third

Nintendo (NES Digital):

  • Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1999)

Online Games




YouTube Videos

  • (Deltarune animatic) (Lancer cries only.)
  • Annoying Orange (Heard in "Try Not to Laugh Challenge.")
  • Arlo - Looking Back at Nintendo's MOST HORRIFIC E3 EVER
  • Arthur YTPs
  • edward poole
  • Brandon Rogers (Heard in "A Day with Mom".)
  • DiamondCounter
  • English Singsing (Heard in “Kids vocabulary Theme "Sounds" - Animal, Human, Transportation - Words Theme collection for kids” and “Kids vocabulary Theme "Human" - Action verbs, Body, Feel - Words Theme collection - Learn English”.)
  • Epic Meal Time (Heard in "Ultimate Pizza Sandwich".)
  • Glove and Boots
  • MadShenans (Heard once in "PART 7 50 Ways to Pop a Water Balloon".)
  • The Nostalgia Critic (Heard in "The Boss Baby".)
  • Random Encounters (Heard in "The K Rool Way".)
  • SuperMarioLogan Videos (Heard in "Baby Shrek.")
  • Tito's Toys and Dolls


  • Little Critter (Heard twice in "The New Baby" and "I Was So Mad".)



Image Gallery

Sound Ideas, HUMAN, BABY - CRYING/Image Gallery

Audio Samples

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