This Is What Bed Time With A Baby Looks Like

I think all mums have gone through this at some point, unless you’re one of those rare breeds who have baby who sleeps 12 hours a night every night without fail. (And if that’s you then… in the nicest possible way, I don’t want to know.)


Until recently, Freddie would get tired around 6pm, so i’d take him into bed and feed him to sleep. Simple. He may wake up once before me and my partner go to bed but usually he would be soundo until 11pm ish.

That is until the sleep regression entered our lives and had to piss all over it.

Now it goes a little like this:

Baby: *rubs eyes and whines out of tiredness*

Me: Oh, you’re tired huh? Okay, lets go to bed.

Baby: Haha, next joke mother.

Me: *feeds him for about an hour before he falls asleep*

Me: *ninja rolls out of bed and runs out of the room*

Me: *huge sigh of relief, settles down on the sofa to watch Desperate Housewives* (Which may I add has taken me about 4 months to get to series 3 #mumlife)


Me: Oh, he’s hungry again, no worries, I’ll just feed him for a bit and he will be fine.

Baby: *laughs hysterically in an evil manor.*

*2 hours later, I leave the bedroom with tears running down my face, a sore nose from being punched several times and a few scratches on my neck (I really need to trim his nails again, maybe tomorrow if I remember)*

Me: *collapses on the sofa and goes to finish the episode of Desperate Housewives that I’ve been trying to watch for about 4 days now.*

(If im lucky I get to finish this episode AND start another episode, yippee its like winning the lotto)

And in enters my partner, he finishes work quite late most nights so lets assume this is one of those nights. Our front door really needs oiling and as a result you have to slam it rather loudly for it to shut. So, *inserts loud slam*.

Partner: Honey, I’m home!!!

Me: *clenches teeth and waits for the inevitable wake up from the baby*

*silence, thank god, maybe he’s eventually settled into a nice deep milk coma* (Baby that is, not my partner!)

*Me and partner enjoy a nice cuddle on the sofa and talk about how our days have gone*



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42 thoughts on “This Is What Bed Time With A Baby Looks Like

  1. larabeeuk says:

    At just turned 4 my little boy is still like this, sometimes it’s bareable and I can get through work with less than 4 hours sleep, most of the time i can barely keep my eyes open by 3 pm, it’s bl**dy hard work, at least on not so busy weekends I can grab a couple of hours rest. Hoping it will get better for you soon xx

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  2. Kara says:

    Hee hee – this made me chuckle. None of mine has been particularly good sleepers but rest assured when they are teen you literally have to out a bomb at the end of the bed to wake them up :0)

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    I never really had this problem as we co-slept. I slept when they slept. Admittedly it took us until our youngest was six to actually get him to sleep in his own bed (fingers crossed that’s still going well!). My babies fed when they wanted to feed, and I slept through it. Win. πŸ™‚

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  4. Jessica {Swanky Recipes} says:

    While I’m looking forward to having kids in the future, I’m trying to get as much sleep in as I can now. Hopefully the hubby will be very much involved and can help with the baby. I’ve heard to much of “don’t worry about sleep. Sleep when baby sleeps, eat when baby eats”

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  5. deanna says:

    I laughed through this because you write in such a wonderful, relatable way. I don’t have any children (yet, but i would if my fiance had his way!) so I don’t have any experience of this, but my friends are starting to have children and they talk about this a lot!

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  6. Yona Williams says:

    I have not had the pleasure of experiencing sleepless nights and up-and-down baby schedules, but I feel for mothers who are sleep-deprived from it. I will have to ask my friend about this, but I have a feeling she didn’t have any issues because she never mentioned it.

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