The Many Sounds Of A Talented Baby

I reckon Baby L is a bit of an impressionist with some of the sounds she makes.

I wouldn’t quite say that she’s the standard of Michael Winslow just yet – you know, the man of 10,000 sound effects who played Sgt. Larvelle “Motor Mouth” Jones in the Police Academy movies – but she’s definitely impressing and adding to her repertoire each and every day.

Not an hour goes by without her uttering a weird sound from her toothless mouth. This is quite endearing during the day when she’s playing or reacting to our faces, but it’s pretty bloody annoying at 3am when she decides to screech and kick around!

It would be impossible to note down each and every one of these noises, but a few stand out for me, mainly because they are memorable as they sound like something else.

Here’s a run down of some of my favourite noises she makes – you’ll have to use your imagination a bit (OK, a lot) but I’ve been as onomatopoeic as possible in order to vividly paint the picture:

  • Creaky Door: An easy one to get us started – Baby L often makes a bit of a creaky door sound prior to crying – “CREEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAKKK”. I’m still trying to figure out what it means and why she uses it as it’s not every time she wails, but it often reminds me of the noise you hear in a horror film prior to a bloody murder. With this in mind, it is pretty pant-shitingly scary when she makes the noise at night when you’re half asleep!

  • Brian Badonde: OK, this is a slightly weird one and something that you probably won’t get unless you’ve ever seen Facejacker. There is an art critic character who suffers from a speech impediment which means he puts the letter B in front of certain words. If he is flustered or cannot figure out what to say, he often makes strange noises such as “Buh”, “Bwah” or “Boh”. Well, Baby L does an awesome impression of this which often makes it sound like Brian Badonde is actually in the house. She did this a bit more when she was a couple of months old, but now at six months, it still occasionally is uttered to my delight. Buh!

Ariel at the LouvreCreative Commons License Matt Biddulph via Compfight

  • Baby Pterodactyl: Remember how I said you’d need to use your imagination for some of this post – well it is definitely needed for this one! Baby L likes to bring this impression out when she is in bed late at night. The noise is a high-pitch squeal, a bit like “EEEEEEEEEEEE” – I know that doesn’t give you much to go on, but that’s the best I’ve got I’m afraid! I don’t know whether this is because of Jurassic Park, Land Before Time or that Friends episode where Ross does an impression of a dinosaur to his class, but I’ve always likened her noise to that of a baby pterodactyl. Strangely, the noise is often associated with flailing legs and arms when she’s happy – almost like she’s trying to fly for the first time like the extinct bird like creature!

PterodactylCreative Commons License Quinn Dombrowski via Compfight

  • Porn Star: I hate to compare my six-month old daughter to someone from the adult entertainment industry, but I’m going to do it anyway. Baby L makes some pretty x-rated sounds when she’s feeding, be it via the boob or bottle. It’s kind of like a “mmmm…ahhhh…mmmm…ahhh” as she gulps down ‘Mummy’s Finest Organic & Natural Booce‘. These baby noises come from a place of enjoyment and pleasure which is fantastic, but the worrying thing is that the same can also be said for a porn star.

Porn Star?Creative Commons License Global X via Compfight

  • Old Car: This is probably my favourite of Baby L’s noises. When she’s tired, fighting sleep and sucking on her dummy, she sounds like an old car that is struggling to start – a bit like this “eheh…mgghh…eheh…eheh…mgghh”. My mum used to have an old Volkswagen Jetta when we were growing up and the sound just takes me back to my youth – whenever the weather was cold, the car would struggle to start and I’d have to listen to this annoying soundtrack until the engine got hot enough!

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Do any of those noises sound familiar for your kid(s) or is Baby L just a hugely talented impressionist? Does / did your kid(s) make any weird sounds that reminded you of anything? Let me know below!

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  • martyn

    Ha this has me chuckling all the way through. I’d find the dinosaur impression the scariest! Sadly my two never did this so can’t help lol
    Definitely sign her up for the next talent show! She’d be a hit!

    • Haha I think I’ll have to – watch out for Britains Got Talent in a few years 🙂

  • El and Baby A

    Aidan does the pterodactyl exactly like the one in the backseat of the car in Jurassic Park. Thank heavens he’s not the only porn star mimicker too – how awkward is that in public!

    • Ha! Yeah it is a bit awkward in public, particularly when she was younger and part hidden by a scarf or muslin – people must have thought it was the missus making noises! 🙂

  • Ha ha love it – you just kind of assume it will all be goo goos and gagas until you have one of your own – oh so different! So cute too 🙂 Mim @ #brilliantblogposts

    • Exactly! Never realised or thought that babies had such a range!

  • Natalie Knight

    I sense a well edited youtube video could be made… and be hilarious!!
    Not to mention you’ve been framed! xxx

  • Your child is clearly very talented – have you thought about an agent?!

    My daughter used to make a ‘thhhh’ sound – she was clearly demonstrating her ability to distinguish mammals and reptiles at an early age #sharewithme

    • I’ve already been on to a few of the top agents in LA, but still awaiting their reply. Haha sounds like she’s talented too 🙂

  • Wow she is ever so talented. Love all the noises it just keeps getting better and better when they try to form words. She is so cute. Thank you ever so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • Thanks! I can imagine, particularly when they can’t say the words properly – that’ll have to be a future post 🙂

  • Merlinda Little

    This suddenly brought memories! My son sounded like a lot of things too but what I remember the most is an ambulance =P #sharewithme

  • He,he! What a talented little one you have!!!
    Unfortunately I know the sound Brain Badonde makes as my husband would continue to do impressions after we had watched face jacker! But I’m sure you’re little one can do it much much better!

    • Haha thanks! Good to know that I’m not the only one as I still often walk around doing the impressions to the annoyance of the missus! 🙂

  • Wow so talented, Britain’s Got Talent next! Thanks for linking up!

  • Victoria Welton

    Hahaha! Porn star! You aren’t wrong on any of these comparisons! Thank you for linking to #PoCoLo 🙂

    • Haha, I wasn’t sure whether I should go with porn star, but no point hiding the truth is there! 🙂

  • Mum’s Days

    hehee, well observed! I can’t say I’ve ever watched Facejacker but I definitely remember the creaking door!

    Thanks for linking up to #TheList (would be awesome if you could add the badge!)

    • Thanks for the comment – badge all added, sorry for the delay – had added the post to the linky on my phone 🙂

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  • Kaye

    I was just thinking today that Archie does a great impression of Brian Badonde.

  • Mama MKDPR

    Haha! wonderfully descriptive and imaginative! We laugh at our baby and his noises too. With…I mean we laugh with…OK, no, we laugh AT him!

  • Ha Ha. My five year old still sounds like a dirty old man when he laughs! Thanks for linking #FridayFrolics