65 Sleeping Baby Quotes For Your Sweet Children

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There is something undeniably sweet about watching a baby sleep. They are the definition of magic itself.

It can be hard to find the right words to describe how you feel as you watch your little one sleep, but these quotes about sleeping babies have managed to capture what we feel in our hearts.

Whether you’re searching for a sleeping baby caption for a picture or simply need words to describe your thoughts, these quotes are exactly what you’re searching for!

Quotes About Sleeping Babies

Some of these quotes are funny while others are heartwarming. Some baby quotes will make exceptional captions, and others can be used to write inside of a card for an expecting mom. These sleeping baby captions and quotes are priceless. 

1. “Babies smile in their sleep because they are listening to the whispering of angels.” – Unknown

2. “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

3. “Sleep is like the unicorn- it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Dr. Seuss

4. “Babies smell sweeter when they are sleeping.” – Unknown

5. “Happiness is when you’re singing lullabies as you watch your baby fall asleep.” – Debasish Mridha

6. “I’ve never held anything as sweet as my sleeping baby.” – Unknown

7. “A dream is a wish your heart makes, when you’re fast asleep.” – Cinderella

8. “In dreams, we enter a world that’s entirely our own. Let them swim in the deepest ocean or glide over the highest cloud.” –  Albus Dumbledore

9. “I know I should sleep when she is sleeping, but I can’t take my eyes off her.” – Unknown

10. “Sleeping babies are like little blankets – my daughter keeps me nice and warm when snoozing in my arms!” – Maria Jose Ovalle

11. “The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.” – Joe Houldsworth

12. “A sleeping baby reminds me of why I’m okay losing sleep.” – Unknown

13. “The smile of a baby sleeping is just perfect.” – Unknown

 14. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” – Victor Hugo

15. “A sleeping baby is the new happy hour.” – Unknown

16. “When my baby is sleeping, that’s when I think ‘Wow, I made that’.” – Maria Jose Ovalle

17. “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

18. “When she is sleeping and yawns my heart melts.” – Unknown

19. “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

20. “He stole my sleep, stole my bed, but also my heart.” – Unknown

21. “Let them sleep, for when they wake they will move mountains.” – Unknown

22. “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

23. “Happiness is a sleeping baby.” – Unknown

24. “Little boys should never be put to sleep. They always wake up a day older.” – Peter Pan

25. “Why don’t children understand that their nap is really for us, and not for them?” – Unknown

26. “A sleeping baby is really good at doing the one thing you don’t get to do anymore.” – Unknown

27. “A sleeping baby is a little slice of heaven.” – Unknown.

28. “Kiss your children goodnight, even if they are already asleep.” –  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

29. “When I watch my baby sleep, my world is at peace.” – Unknown

30. “There are hard days in motherhood. But looking at your sleeping baby reminds you why it’s all worth it.” – Kara Ferwerda

31. “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

32. “Here sleeps a girl with a head full of magical dreams, a heart full of wonder and hands that will shape the world.” – Unknown

33. “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

34. “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

 35. “A sleeping child gives me the impression of a traveler in a very far country.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

36. “When I see you sleeping, my heart is filled with wonder. I can’t believe that I made such a perfect, tiny human.” – Unknown

37. “I know that I should sleep when the baby sleeps. Everyone says that. When she’s sleeping, though, I can’t take my eyes off of her. I can’t seem to stop holding her tiny hand.” – Unknown

38. “And he thinks that if his soul had a form, this is what it would be. A baby sleeping in his arms.” – Neal Shusterman

39. “A little girl is sugar and spice and everything nice- especially when she’s taking a nap.” – Unknown

40. “A sleeping baby is really good at doing the one thing you don’t get to do anymore.” – Linda Poindexter

41. “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

42. “I’m pretty confident baby dreams fill all the magic in the world.” – Unknown

43. “Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow. For babies who grow up, we’ve learned to keep our sorrow so quiet down. Cobwebs, dust go to sleep. I’m rocking my baby to sleep.” – Unknown

44. “When my baby is sleeping I remember, she used to sleep inside me.” – Unknown

45. “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

46. “They tell you that at his age, all they do is eat, sleep, and poop. And what I’ve learned is they can actually do all three at the same time. Who knew?” – Josh Duhamel

47. “Mothers are basically part of a scientific experiment to prove that sleep is not a crucial part of human life.” – Unknown

48. “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- Bossypants

49. “Sleep? Yes, I have a vague recollection of what that was like…” – Unknown

50. “There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

51. “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

52. “Who said nights were for sleep?” – Marilyn Monroe

53. “Watching a baby sleeping is perhaps the only thing more comfortable than sleep itself.” – Atmaja Bandyopadyay

54. “Some people can’t sleep because they have insomnia. I can’t sleep because I have a baby.” – Unknown

55. “Happiness is waking up, looking at the clock and finding that you still have two hours left to sleep.” – Charles M. Schulz

56. “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

57. “A day without a nap is like a cupcake without frosting.” – Terri Guillemets

58. “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

59. “Sleeping babies are the things that dreams are made of.” – Unknown

60. “Angels wait for babies to close their eyes so that they can sing them a lullaby.” – Unknown

61. “There is nothing more beautiful than a sleeping baby.” – Unknown

62. “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

63. “No one that claims they sleep like a baby actually has a baby at home.” – Unknown

64. “A grandparent is old on the outside but young on the inside. If your baby is “beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,” you’re the grandma.” – Unknown

65. “I could watch you sleeping for less than one minute and find over a thousand things that I love about you baby boy.” – Unknown

In Conclusion

Watching a child sleep is like having a tiny piece of heaven in your home. They are so beautiful it can be difficult to find the right words to encompass how you’re feeling, but these quotes do an exceptional job of just that. 

My name is Amber Dixon. I am a mother to three wonderful children, and recently welcomed a beautiful grandson into the world as well as into my home. I've learned a great deal about raising children through my own experiences as a mother, but also from several other places. While working at a daycare full time, I learned about childhood development, teaching children, and more. Through earning degrees in Social Work, I was educated about human development, including a great deal about children and childhood development. My education and experience combined have taught me a lot about children of every stage and age, and I hope that I can help you on your journey to becoming the best parent that you can be!

My name is Amber Dixon. I am a mother to three wonderful children, and recently welcomed a beautiful grandson into the world as well as into my home. I've learned a great deal about raising children through my own experiences as a mother, but also from several other places. While working at a daycare full time, I learned about childhood development, teaching children, and more. Through earning degrees in Social Work, I was educated about human development, including a great deal about children and childhood development. My education and experience combined have taught me a lot about children of every stage and age, and I hope that I can help you on your journey to becoming the best parent that you can be!