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Why do they say, "I'm going to sleep like a baby"?

Asked by beast (1035points) July 2nd, 2008

Why do they use this phrase? Last time I checked, babies wake up crying every two hours or so in the middle of the night. Certainly, that’s not what the person means when they say they’re going to “sleep like a baby”.

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flameboi's avatar

Have u ever seen a baby sleeping??? They look so peaceful…

shilolo's avatar

Also, after a while, babies can sleep for a long time, uninterrupted. Some are known to sleep for more than 12 hours at a pop, and look so cute while doing it…

scamp's avatar

Babies sleep peacefully because they don’t have to worry about a thing. Even when they do wake up crying, their every want and need is taken care of for them.

marinelife's avatar

I agree with scamp. The phrase means to sleep as if you were completely innocent and had no cares and nothing on your mind.

boffin's avatar

Why do they use this phrase? Last time I checked, babies wake up crying every two hours or so in the middle of the night.

True

But not a care in the world…
There in lies the real truth to, “Sleeping Like a Baby”.....

Cardinal's avatar

Sleep w/o worries or concerns, peacefull.

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