Baby Quotes

A new baby is a wonderful gift, and there are many ways to celebrate the arrival of a new little one. These baby quotes express the spirit of love and celebration for families and friends.

You can use them for baby showers, birth announcements, and gender reveal parties. Or include a short baby quote or caption when posting to Instagram and other social media.


    Best baby quotes for new parents

    For expecting parents, there are many quotes that can offer words of wisdom, encouragement, and hope. Here are a few examples:

    1. Baby girl quotes

    A daughter is one of the best gifts this world has to give.
    Laurel Atherton

    Words are not enough to express the unconditional love that exists between a mother and a daughter.
    Caitlin Houston

    A mother’s and daughter’s love is never separated.
    Viola Shipman

    A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.
    George Eliot

    No matter how old she may be, sometimes a girl just needs her mom.
    Cardinal Mermillod

    Rhinestones and pearls, and soft little curls, there’s nothing sweeter than little girls.

    No daughter and mother ever live apart, no matter what the distance between them.
    Christie Watson

    A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.
    Naomi Wolf

    Sugar and spice, and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of.

    There’s no better feeling than making your little girls laugh.
    Jerry O’Connell

    Baby quotes

    For new daughter

    A mother teaches her daughter how to feel about herself, about handling pressure, about relishing life’s joys and conquering fears.
    Melissa Harrison

    She stands firmly on her own two feet and I just behind her; should she ever need me.
    J. Iron Word

    When we asked for a daughter. We were sent a princess.

    Mothers and daughters together are a powerful force to be reckoned with.
    Melia Keeton-Digby

    Mothers of daughters are daughters of mothers and have remained so, in circles joined to circles, since time began.
    Signe Hammer

    A daughter is a mother’s gender partner, her closest ally in the family confederacy, an extension of herself. And mothers are their daughters’ role model, their biological and emotional road map, the arbiter of all their relationships.
    Victoria Secunda

    A tiny daughter gives parents a life in a climate of perpetual wonder.
    Pierre Doucet

    2. Baby boy quotes

    Sons are the anchors of a mother’s life.

    And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself.
    Shel Silverstein

    Men are what their mothers made them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

    You are loved for the boy you are, the man you will become and the precious son you will always be.

    Heaven on earth is looking at my little boy. The minute he was born, I knew if I never did anything other than being a mom, I’d be fine.
    Jenny McCarthy

    Sons are born to make their fathers better men.
    Mekael Shane

    A brand new little boy, to fill our hearts and lives with joy.

    Because I loved him so and am in the habit of loving him and that love must take the form of fussing and worry and doing.
    George Saunders

    A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather.
    Tanya Masse

    For new son

    If I have a monument in this world, it is my son.
    Maya Angelou

    The most important mark I will leave on this world is my son.
    Sarah Shahi

    Have a little faith in your sons. This journey will be the making of them.
    C.J. Milbrandt

    To be a mother of a son is one of the most important things you can do to change the world. Raise them to respect women, raise them to stand up for others, raise them to be kind.
    Shannon L. Alder

    Mother is her son’s first god. She must teach him the most important lesson of all – how to love.
    T. F. Hodge

    There is an enduring tenderness in the love of a mother to a son that transcends all other affections of the heart.
    Washington Irving

    Having an infant son alerts me to the fact that every man, at one point, has peed on his own face.
    Olivia Wilde

    There has never been, nor will there ever be, anything quite so special as the love between a mother and her son.

    New baby quote by Eda J. Lashan

    3. Baby shower quotes

    Being pregnant means you’re waiting for the birth of your future best friend.
    Brenda Kosciuk

    Babies are always more trouble than you thought… and more wonderful.
    Charles Osgood

    You’ll never understand life until it grows inside of you.
    Sandra C. Kassis

    Having a baby is like having a bit of heaven right here on earth.

    Making the decision to have a child — it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
    Elizabeth Stone

    For mom

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

    Still the most magical day of my life was the day I became a mom.
    Linda Becker

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

    I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    You can outgrow a mother’s lap, but never her heart.

    A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.

    All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood — all of them are true.
    Penelope Cruz

    For new parents

    Parenthood is the greatest adventure of all.

    The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority.
    Olivia Wilde

    Parenthood: the scariest hood you’ll ever go through.

    When we encourage new parents to ‘treasure these moments because they don’t last forever,’ we need to remember to also reassure them that they will survive these moments because they don’t last forever.
    L.R. Knost

    4. Cute baby quotes

    Babies are such a nice way to start people.
    Don Herold

    A toddler can do more in one unsupervised moment than most people can do all day.

    She is everything that is perfect, wrapped in a tiny bundle.

    Funny sayings

    You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
    Franklin P. Jones

    Love can change a person the way a parent can change a baby- awkwardly, and often with a great deal of mess.
    Lemony Snicket

    Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.
    Gayle Wray

    I always wondered why babies spend so much time sucking their thumbs. Then I tasted baby food.
    Robert Orben

    Before I got married I had six theories about raising children. Now, I have six children and no theories.
    John Wilmot

    5. New baby quotes

    Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
    Elizabeth Stone

    As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.
    A. A. Milne

    Dream big, little one.

    Every child begins the world again.
    Henry David Thoreau

    A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier.

    6. Baby quotes to write in a book

    Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.
    Winnie the Pooh

    Babies are amazing. They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.
    Julia Roberts

    Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
    Charles Dickens

    A child is a promise of a future, a link to the past, and a miracle in the present.

    About love

    The first time you hold your child in your arms, you will know what true love is.

    Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.
    Mandy Harrison

    Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.
    Tina Brown

    The unborn baby is created in the image of God for greater things, to love and be loved.
    Mother Theresa

    No one else will ever know the strength of my love for you. After all, you’re the only one who knows what my heart sounds like from the inside.
    Kristen Proby

    We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.
    Henry Ward Beecher

    The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
    Johnny Depp

    Babies cry at birth because it is the first time they experience separation from love.
    Kamand Kojouri


    The largest of blessings are those that are small.

    Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth.
    Roland Leonhardt

    No man succeeds without a good woman behind him. Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
    Harold MacMillan

    A baby is a wishing well. Everyone puts their hopes, their fears, their pasts, their two cents in.
    Elizabeth Bard

    Thank heaven for little girls/boys.

    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

    It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.
    Anita Diamant

    Babies are bits of stardust quote

    7. Baby announcement quotes

    Expecting couples and new parents often send an inspirational quote along with birth announcements for the new baby. Here are some examples.

    A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope a dream of possibilities.
    Eda J. LaShan

    Children reinvent your world for you.
    Susan Sarandon

    A new baby is like the beginning of all things — wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
    Eda J. Le Shan

    Baby on the way quotes

    I’m an expectant mother, which means I’m in love with someone I’ve never even seen.
    Brenda Kosciuk

    Giving birth is an ecstatic jubilant adventure not available to males. It is a woman’s crowning creative experience of a lifetime.
    John Stevenson

    You may hate being pregnant, but the minute the baby is born, she is God’s precious child, given to you as a gift.
    Sandra Dallas

    Carrying a baby is the most rewarding experience a woman can enjoy.
    Jayne Mansfield

    When the baby is born, all that pain (that was endured) vanishes in an instant. Love for that tiny baby makes one forget the pain, the fear.
    Hope Bradford

    Baby arrival

    Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child
    Tina Brown

    There is such a special sweetness in being able to participate in creation.
    Pamela S. Nadav

    Giving birth and being born brings us into the essence of creation, where the human spirit is courageous and bold and the body, a miracle of wisdom.
    Harriette Hartigan

    All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood — all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.
    Penelope Cruz

    8. Baby card quotes

    Friends and family will find these sayings useful when sending a card of congratulations with a special baby quote.

    Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.
    A. A. Milne

    A grand adventure is about to begin.
    Winnie the Pooh

    Words can not express the joy of new life.
    Hermann Hesse

    A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.
    Carl Sandburg

    The greatest joy in life is the knowledge that you are loved by someone whom you love in return.
    George Eliot

    Every child comes with the message that God is not yet discouraged of man.
    Rabindranath Tagore

    Congratulations to new parents

    The most precious jewels you’ll ever have around your neck are the arms of your children.
    Cardinal Mermillod

    Having children just puts the whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.
    Kate Winslet

    Always kiss your children goodnight — even if they’re already asleep.
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.

    The way we talk to our children becomes their inner voice.
    Peggy O’Mara

    Baby wishes

    With every newborn baby a little sun rises.
    Irmgard Erath

    A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic.
    Sigrid Leo

    A baby is born with a need to be loved, and never outgrows it.
    Frank A. Clark

    9. Inspirational baby quotes

    Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!
    Chinonye J. Chidolue

    A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.

    The days are long, but the years are short.
    Gretchen Rubin

    Nothing compares to becoming aware of the massive face of the universe hidden in a newborn’s stare.
    Curtis Tyrone Jones

    A new baby marks the beginnings of all things — wonder, hope, and a beautiful dream of possibilities.

    Babies are such a nice way to start people.
    Nicholas Sparks

    Every child born into the world is a new thought of God, an ever-fresh and radiant possibility.
    Kate Douglas Wiggin

    You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.
    Lish McBride

    Baby’s first smile

    A baby’s smile teaches us to be happy without reason.

    There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.
    Jared Padalecki

    Pure happiness is found in nothing but in the innocent smile of a baby.

    It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
    Deepak Chopra

    When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
    James Matthew Barrie

    When they finally place the baby in your arms and you notice that smile, you suddenly feel a surge of overwhelming, unconditional love that you never felt before.

    Babies smile in their sleep because they’re listening to the whispering of angels.

    Those eyes so ecstatic with the gleam of new life, the wide laugh that no doubt uses up so much of the breath contained in those tiny lungs.
    Saim Cheeda

    Baby’s first words

    There are words in the soul of a newborn baby, wanting and waiting to be written.
    Toba Beta

    First steps

    A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out.
    Barbara Kingsolver

    About growing up

    You are our greatest adventure.

    Be wild, be free.

    10. Baby quotes for nursery

    Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God.
    Larry Barretto

    A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.
    Debasish Mridha

    For all the things my hands have held the best by far is you.

    Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will move mountains.
    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Every child begins the world again.
    Mary Mason

    And they called him the most wild thing of all, and made him King of all the wild things.
    Where The Wild Things Are

    11. Famous baby quotes

    All kids need is a little help, a little hope, and somebody who believes in them.
    Magic Johnson

    A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.
    Sammy Davis Jr.

    I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
    Vincent Van Gogh

    From books and literature

    I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.
    Charles Dickens

    I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
    William Blake

    From Bible verses

    For this child I have prayed, and the Lord has granted the desires of my heart.
    1 Samuel 1:27

    As the mother, so is her daughter.
    Ezekiel 16:44

    From movies and TV

    Life’s only worth living if you’re being loved by a kid.
    Buzz Lightyear

    From songs

    Isn’t she lovely.
    Stevie Wonder

    No matter what quote or message you choose, your words will be sure to bring joy to the new parents in your life. Congratulations on the new arrival!

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    By Greg Johnson | Published 4/26/2023