21 Funny Tweets About Baby Sleep That'll Make You Thankful For The Few Zs You Get
When my sister became a parent, one of the things she complained about the most was the little to no sleep that she got every night. Though she said she enjoyed being a new mom, getting adjusted to a new sleep schedule — a.k.a. no sleep at all — was killing her. As true as it may have been, she still managed to find humor in her sleepless nights by looking through funny tweets about baby sleep and reminding herself that she's not alone in the struggle.
From seeing other parents who struggled to find sleep every night to those who had some of the weirdest experiences while their children slept, the general tweet consensus from parents was that sleep was pretty much non-existent for them. No matter if there was a newborn in the house or a toddler running around bare-bottomed, getting the little one's to bed is a feat that parents everywhere go through. And even worse than getting them to bed is keeping them there through the night.
So, if you're feeling a little drained and need a little "pick me up" to keep from crying yourself into the next morning, these 21 tweets from parents going through it with you will bring a smile to your face.
1. Desires Of Your Heart
5 greatest desires of my life ranked:— Jake Solomon (@SolomonJake) September 30, 2016
1. For this baby to sleep.
2-5. Mostly just babies and sleep.
Pretty please let them come true.
2. Lights Out
When you fall asleep faking... but end up really sleep putting your baby to sleep 樂樂— Queen . (@xTheCuteOne_) September 29, 2016
It worked out for all of us.
3. Rub Downs
Harper wouldn't sleep so I gave her a foot rub and 30 seconds in she fell asleep.— Shenoah. (@justnoaa) September 29, 2016
Like is this baby forreal? Lol.
Oh, you fancy huh?
4. Red Bull
Or the Energizer Bunny.
5. Got Ya
Me: Finally the weekend. I can't wait to sleep in until 8.— Christie NoPants (@mendigurl) October 1, 2016
Toddler: Ummm, fuck that.
6. From My Soul
I do all my best tweeting while sitting in the dark, telepathically begging my toddler to go to sleep. pic.twitter.com/XDHV7UJKrP— Corley May (@corleymay) October 5, 2016
Do they ever sleep?
My hobbies include googling the 2 year sleep regression & thinking about when my toddler used to actually go to sleep #goodoledays— Megan Shook (@megan_shook) September 29, 2016
No, really. Can I have those days back?
8. The Toddler Games
Shrink: How do you sleep?— Allie Sanders (@AllieSanders) September 28, 2016
Me: I have a toddler.
Me: I am basically coffee and sugar and fried brain cells.
No sleep allowed.
9. Life's Not Fair
10. Cry It Out
And sometimes you have to let your baby cry herself to sleep... even if it hurts lol #momlife— Cynthia Davila (@CynthiaDBD) September 28, 2016
Later on in life they'll think of this as "therapeutic."
11. All The Same
Good night, indeed.
12. Let's Get Comfortable
My daughter took her pants off and her diaper off to sleep in the nude. Then peed all over her bed. #momlife— Shawna (@shawnapoulos) September 27, 2016
Or feel like we're wading in the water.
13. Claim Who You Want To Be
What if I claimed "sleep" as my name?
14. Secret Society
When you have to be quiet to get your toddler to sleep, so you're texting someone 3 feet away from you. #MomLife— Elle Decker (@ElleMNOP22) September 22, 2016
Quiet texters band together!
15. Who Lost Sleep, Here?
3 yo is calling her dad's pillow "burrito" and using it as her "queen chair". It's like MY lack of sleep made HER delusional. #momlife— my_life_is_a_zoo (@katiepayne06) September 21, 2016
Maybe she's confused.
16. What Sleep?
Can we have a do over?
17. Two Against One
No one likes me.
18. Empty Threats
If this dog's barking wakes the baby...— Elle Decker (@ElleMNOP22) September 16, 2016
I'm going to put the baby back to sleep.
Empty threats. #MomLife
At least it sounded good, right?
19. Fighting Temptations
Sleep is only tempting to me though, I guess.
20. Sleepless Nights
I have some problems that keep me from getting good sleep.— Marlebean (@Marlebean) November 24, 2015
They call me mom.