100 Baby Sleep Quotes

Babies are a precious gift. It can be difficult to remember this when you haven’t slept for three weeks and are constantly covered in vomit and poop but watching them sleep is undeniably the best bit about having a tiny baby. 

Here is a compilation of my 100 favorite quotes about sleeping babies from all over the internet.

Some are funny, some sweet, all are relevant.

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100 Baby Sleep Quotes

  • “Despite having a million things to do, it is very difficult to look away from my sleeping baby. She’s like a magnet!” – Maria Jose Ovalle
  • “Happiness is when you’re singing lullabies as you watch your baby fall asleep.” – Debasish Mridha
  • “No one can possess an afternoon of rain beating against the window, or the serenity of a sleeping child, or the magical moment when the waves break on the rocks. It is through such moments that God reveals himself to mankind.” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Sleep, baby, sleep. Thy father’s watching the sheep. Thy mother’s shaking the dreamland tree, and down drops a little dream for thee.” – Elizabeth Prentiss
  • “Sleeping babies are like little blankets – my daughter keeps me nice and warm when snoozing in my arms!” – Maria Jose Ovalle
  • “The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.” – Joe Houldsworth
  • “When my baby is sleeping, that’s when I think ‘Wow, I made that’.” – Maria Jose Ovalle
  • “A sleeping child gives me the impression of a traveler in a very far country.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Every morning when I wake up, my first thought is, ‘When can I come back here?’ It’s the carrot that keeps me motivated. Sometimes going to bed feels like the highlight of my day. Ironically, to my children, bedtime is a punishment that violates their basic rights as human beings.” – Jim Gaffigan
  • “The serpent, the king, the tiger, the stinging wasp, the small child, the dog owned by other people, and the fool: these seven ought not to be awakened from sleep.” – Chanakya
  • “Our baby in particular is, we think, allergic to sleep. We think that she thinks that she’s protecting us from the sleep monsters. She’s like ‘Oh, I gotta keep them up or the sleep monsters will get them’.” – Ryan Reynolds
  • “Sleep when your baby sleeps. Everyone knows this classic tip, but I say why stop there? Scream when your baby screams. Take Benadryl when your baby takes Benadryl. And walk around pantless when your baby walks around pantless.” – Tina Fey
  • “The one advice that I would give just to moms who have a child, or a newborn is definitely sleep while the baby sleeps. I’ve heard that so many times. I never realized how true it really is. If you don’t, you’ll be walking around like a zombie.” – Tia Mowry
  • “They eat, they crap, they sleep, and if they’re crying, they need to do one of the three and they’re having trouble doing it. Real simple.” – Matthew McConaughey
  • “They tell you that at his age, all they do is eat, sleep, and poop. And what I’ve learned is that they can actually do all three at the same time. Who knew?” – Josh Duhamel
  • “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo
  • “A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.” – Milwaukee Journal
  • “The bedtime routine for my kids is like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semicircle of emotional support. And I’ve gotta read eight different moron books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness!” – Jerry Seinfeld
  • “Sleep is like the unicorn- it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” – Alyson Hannigan
  • “Everyone should have kids. They are the greatest joy in the world. But they are also terrorists. You’ll realize this as soon as they are born and they start using sleep deprivation to break you.” – Ray Romano
  • “The cats nestle close to their kittens, the lambs have laid down with the sheep. You’re cozy and warm in your bed, my dear. Please go the f*** to sleep.” – Adam Mansbach
  • “Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.” – JoJo Jensen
  • “Having children is like living in a frat house- nobody sleeps, everything’s broken, and there’s a lot of throwing up.” – Ray Romano
  • “Don’t ever tell the mother of a newborn that her baby’s smile is just gas.” – Jill Woodhull
  • “It’s funny because everyone says you sleep when baby sleeps or you take a nap when baby takes a nap. That’s true when you have one. When you have two, that is not true.” – Vanessa Lachey
  • “Before you go to sleep, say a little prayer, every day, in every way, it’s getting better and better” – John Lennon
  • “I feel everything more deeply. Every action I take, I think of her first. That’s a big change for me. That – and no sleep!” – Jenna Dewan-Tatum
  • “You just can’t pull out the gun and blow the TV away anymore ’cause the baby might be sleeping.” – Tre Cool
  • “I’m a walking zombie and I think I’m going to be like that for a while.” – Tiffani Thiessen
  • “It turns out that the ‘Cry It Out’ method of baby sleep training, where you ignore that your kid is screaming, crying and turning 40 shades of purple so that she can break herself out of the habit of being spoiled and cuddled to sleep, does more harm – way more – than good.” – Denene Millner
  • “Now and then when I see her face, she takes me away to that special place, and if I stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry.” – W. Axl Rose Rose / Saul Hudson Hudson / Duff Rose Mckagan / Izzy Stradlin / Steven Adler 
  • “Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all of my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me.” – Maria Jose Ovalle
  • “The babies are amazing… They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.” – Julia Roberts
  • “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Little boys should never be put to sleep. They always wake up a day older.” – Peter Pan
  • “A sleeping baby is really good at doing the one thing you don’t get to do anymore.” – Linda Poindexter
  • “My aunt gave me the best advice: Put her to sleep yourself every night. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her side – every night. Because one day you won’t be able to.” – Salma Hayek
  • “And he thinks that if his soul had a form, this is what it would be. A baby sleeping in his arms.” – Neal Shusterman
  • “There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your sleeping baby reminds you why it’s all worth it.” – Kara Ferwerda
  • “When you have a baby, sleep is not an option. You can’t sleep. Even on vacation, you wake up at 6:30 am.” – Jimmy Fallon
  • “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” – Leo. J. Burke
  • “I’m sleeping like a baby, too. Every two hours, I wake up, screaming.” – Colin Powell
  • “Some nights I sleep like a baby. Other nights it’s, Oh God, I just came up with a bomb shot.” – Michael Bay
  • “Tender is the night, lying by your side, tender is the touch, of someone that you love too much.” – David Alexander De Horne Rowntree / Damon Albarn / Graham Coxon / Steven Alexander James
  • “The sleep deprivation after children is so real. I liken it to what it must feel like to walk on the moon and cry the whole time because you had heard that the moon was supposed to be great but in truth it totally sucks.” – Amy Poehler
  • “Like every other mother on the planet, from the moment my first baby entered the house, I stopped getting real sleep. Motherhood means I’m always a little bit awake, a little bit alert at all times. One eye open.” – Shonda Rhimes
  • “I’m a baby. I sleep like a baby – I’m up every two hours. And I think a lot. I worry a lot. I have great nights of no sleep where ideas come.” – Billy Crystal
  • “Like when people say they slept like a baby. Do they mean they slept well? Or do they mean they woke up every ten minutes, screaming?” – Lee Child
  • “It was that sort of sleep in which you wake every hour and think to yourself that you have not been sleeping at all; you can remember dreams that are like reflections, daytime thinking slightly warped.” – Kim Stanley Robinson
  • “Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night… without the satisfaction.” – Lynn Johnston
  • “Kiss your children goodnight, even if they are already asleep.” – H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  • “First thing in the morning, we’re really tired, and we look at each other and we wonder, ‘Are we ever going to get sleep?’ And yet, it doesn’t matter if you don’t get sleep. It’s an honor to take care of them.” – Angelina Jolie
  • “With life just begun, my sleeping new son, has eyes that roll back in his head, they flutter and dart, he slows down his heart, and pictures a world past his bed” – Ed Robertson / Steven Page
  • “Close your eyes, have no fear, the monster’s gone, he’s on the run, and your daddy’s here” – John Lennon
  • “I wonder what my baby dreams about? It must be magical.” – Unknown
  • “With a butterfly kiss and a ladybug hug, sleep tight, little one, like a bug in a rug.” – Unknown
  • “Babies smile in their sleep because they’re listening to the whispering of angels.” – Unknown
  • “I could watch you for a single minute and find a thousand things that I love about you.” – Unknown
  • “You’re my favorite reason to lose sleep.” – Unknown
  • “Here sleeps a (girl/boy) with a head full of magical dreams, a heart full of wonder, and hands that will shape the world.” – Unknown
  • “When my baby is sleeping I remember, she used to sleep inside me.” – Unknown
  • “A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice- especially when she’s taking a nap.” – Unknown
  • “Babies smell sweeter when they are sleeping.” – Unknown
  • “Hold her a little longer, rock her a little more, read her another story, you’ve only read her four. Let her sleep on your shoulder, rejoice in her happy smile. She is only a little girl for such a little while.” – Unknown
  • “Sleep tight, my little one!” – Unknown
  • “When she is sleeping and yawns my heart melts.” – Unknown
  • “I have a new hobby, it’s called watching my baby sleep.” – Unknown
  • “That moment when you go to check on your sleeping baby and their eyes ping open so you drop to the floor and roll out of the room like a ninja.” – Unknown
  • “The first night your baby sleeps 8 hours straight, you think you’d celebrate. Instead, you will run into their room thinking ‘Oh my god, are they breathing?!’.” – Unknown
  • “‘It’s okay honey, 2 hours of sleep is all I need’, said no mom ever!” – Unknown
  • “Rocking a baby to sleep is actually a lot less like a Johnson and Johnson commercial and a lot more like wrestling a 20 lb bag of snakes.” – Unknown
  • “Kids napping…you wake them, you take them! Do not ring the bell.” – Unknown
  • “Motherhood is an experiment in how long your body can function without adequate sleep or nourishment and fueled only by adrenaline, caffeine, and baby smiles.” – Unknown
  • “A sleeping baby is the new happy hour.” – Unknown
  • “Watching my son sleep I think, “one day he will snore and keep his wife up.” – Unknown
  • “Remember when we had to keep driving just so the baby would sleep?” – Unknown
  • “May your coffee be strong and your baby’s naps long.” – Unknown
  • “I’ve never been a violent person, but if one more person wakes up my baby…” – Unknown
  • “I am your mother. You are my child. I am your quiet place. You are my wild. I am your calm face. You are my giggle. I am your wait. You are my wiggle. I am your dinner. You are my chocolate cake. I am your bedtime. You are my wide awake. I am your lullaby. You are my peek-a-boo. I am your goodnight kiss. You are my I love you.” – Unknown
  • “A day without a nap for a baby is like a cupcake without frosting.” – Unknown
  • “Let them sleep, for when they wake they will move mountains.” – Unknown
  • “Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow, for babies grow up, we’ve learned to our sorrow, so quiet down, cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep. I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.” – Unknown
  • “A sleeping baby is a little slice of heaven.” – Unknown.
  • “I know I should sleep when she is sleeping, but I can’t take my eyes off her.” – Unknown
  • “There is no joy like that of your baby falling asleep on you.” – Unknown
  • “He stole my sleep, stole my bed, but also my heart.” – Unknown
  • “My heart feels like it is going to burst when I watch my baby sleep.” – Unknown
  • “I’m pretty confident baby dreams fill all the magic in the world.” – Unknown
  • “I don’t want to “sleep like a baby,” I want to sleep like my husband.” – Unknown
  • “Sleep? Yes, I have a vague recollection of what that was like.” – Unknown
  • “Mothers are basically part of a scientific experiment to prove that sleep is not a crucial part of human life.” – Unknown
  • “Being a mother means your baby is the one up all night drinking and you get to be hungover the next day.” – Unknown
  • “You know you’re a mom when your fantasies are about sleeping.” – Unknown
  • “Parenting is a constant battle between going to bed to catch up on some sleep or staying awake to finally get some alone time.” – Unknown
  • “Friend: Are you getting enough sleep? Me: Sometimes when I sneeze, my eyes close.” –Unknown
  • “I finally got 8 hours of sleep. Took me four days but whatever.” – Unknown
  • “My morning routine includes ten minutes of me sitting on my bed and thinking of how tired I am.” – Unknown

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