You are reading the page dedicated to the character created by Melanie Martinez. You may have been wanting to read about the song or album with the same names.
Cry Baby (sometimes written as Crybaby) is a fantasy version of Melanie Martinez created for her debut album Cry Baby. She is Melanie's alter-ego.

Cry Baby's story can be found through the album's songs, the official music videos, the interactive storybook, the tour, and other mediums Melanie has conveyed.


Cry Baby was brought into her messed up world with an older brother, mother, and father (Cry Baby). 
Cry Baby's life at home; her father was having an affair, causing her mother to fall into depression and drink away her emotions. Her brother was also involved in this by being addicted to drugs, as he smoked cannabis. She felt plastic and as fake as a doll in a plastic dollhouse, she knew one day someone would find out her 'perfect family' isn't perfect after all (Dollhouse).

As Cry Baby's mom catches her husband bringing yet another woman to their home, she cruelly murdered him and his mistress after having a few too many drinks - with the influence of jealousy that overtook her and tried to drug her own daughter, after Cry Baby sees what tragedy took place that night (Sippy Cup).

Soon, she meets a boy at the carnival with whom she falls in love and enters a one-sided relationship, which makes her feel like she's stuck on a carousel (Carousel).

It took her a while to realize how toxic the relationship was, however Cry Baby eventually breaks up with Alphabet Boy when she realizes he doesn't deserve her love. She showed him that she's big enough to say 'fuck you' and move on from him (Alphabet Boy).

Cry Baby met another boy named Johnny whom she felt a connection to, but was scared to say that she loved him, so she "washed her mouth out with soap" when Johnny came over to play with her (Soap).

After a while of contemplating, she finally decided that it was time to take it to the next level. She took Johnny's training wheels off to show him that he is free, and to show how much she loves him. (Training Wheels).

She invited all of her friends and her newfound lover to her birthday party, but to her disappointment, nobody showed up. This drew the line for Cry Baby and it was the beginning of her changing. She went on a rampage and wrecked her house (Pity Party).

Now that she was single once again, she had become vulnerable to the "wolves" that were on the prowl. She was snatched up by the Big Bad Wolf, who had disguised himself as an ice cream man, after he tricked her into eating drugged ice cream. He then took her back to his awful home (Tag, You're It).

The wolf orders Cry Baby to make him milk and cookies. Now evidently insane, Cry Baby poisoned the milk and cookies she made for her kidnapper and escaped. (Milk and Cookies).

After escaping, Cry Baby discovered a boy named Blue Boy in a relationship where he was not happy. Cry Baby is desperate to free the boy from the relationship after she "falls in love" with him (even though she merely wanted to win him over for fun), then pacifying Basic Bitch, but in the end she is unsuccessful after the Basic Bitch wins him over with her breasts. (Pacify Her).

Now aware that attractive bodies have a great effect on boys, Cry Baby begins to grow self-conscious. She believes her hair needs to be a different color, she has to be thinner, and she has to have bigger breasts in order to be loved. However, after seeing Mrs. Potato Head on the TV screen and the consequences of changing yourself for other people, Cry Baby realizes that she is perfect the way she is and there is nothing that she needs to change (Mrs. Potato Head).

Ultimately, she learns what it means to love oneself, to have self-respect, and to have self-worth. She also learns that everybody goes a bit mad sometimes, and that's perfectly okay (Mad Hatter).


  • Cry Baby was created to show the younger, emotional side of Melanie.[1]
  • These songs were written out of Melanie's real-life experiences:
    • Carousel
    • Alphabet Boy
    • Cry Baby
    • Training Wheels
    • Soap
  • These songs were fictionally written, or written out of experiences that Melanie did not personally go through:
    • Dollhouse
    • Sippy Cup
    • Tag, You're It
    • Milk and Cookies
    • Mad Hatter
  • Cry Baby is also the main character of the deluxe songs Play Date, Teddy Bear, Cake, and Gingerbread Man. However, these songs are not part of the album's narrative or Cry Baby's story. 
  • Chloe Tersigni drew the illustrations of Cry Baby in the storybook.
  • In the Pity Party music video, there are nine candles on the cake, hinting that Cry Baby is nine years old. However, in the storybook, Pity Party's illustration depicts three candles, indicating Cry Baby is three years old.
  • Melanie is producing a movie about her and will premiere it in 2018. She said that she wanted to spend the whole year doing something. Melanie is keeping to herself on when exactly it will be released but has said it will be in early January.


Melanie Martinez Crybaby's Story (Mashup)09:03

Melanie Martinez Crybaby's Story (Mashup)

Cry Baby's Story



Crybaby logo
Featured Tracks Cry BabyDollhouseSippy CupCarouselSoapTraining WheelsPity PartyTag, You're ItMilk and CookiesPacify HerMrs. Potato HeadMad Hatter
Bonus Tracks Play DateTeddy BearCake
Characters Cry BabyJohnnyAlphabet BoyBig Bad WolfMomDadBrotherBeth AnneCashierBasic BitchBlue BoyBunny DoctorMrs. Potato HeadMr. Potato HeadNurseRushton Dolls
Extras Digital BookletRemoved SongsMerchandise
Locations Cry Baby's HouseBig Bad Wolf's HouseGrocery StoreCarnivalHospital

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.