A number of people called authorities across Germany after seeing the offer on eBay that read: "Baby -- collection only. Offer my nearly new baby for sale because it cries too much. Male, 70 cm long."
The listing was online for approximately two hours before it was removed.
The woman told the German newspaper The Bild that the whole thing was a joke.
She said, "It was only a joke. I just wanted to see if someone would make an offer. They’ve taken my son to hospital and I’ve got to take psychiatric tests next week."
The auction received no bids at the starting price of 1 euro.