New Baby Wishes, Messages & Quotes to Write in a Card
Last updated: February 19, 2024
When friends and family send their thoughtful new baby wishes, it can mean the world to new parents. Bringing home a newborn is one of life's most beautiful milestones, and it deserves the warmest and brightest celebrations.
A congratulations card for a new baby lets parents know they are loved and supported, as they bring this new life into the world. Furthermore, it reminds them of the community that's there for their family, during those uncertain times when having a newborn isn't all tiny shoes and stuffed animals.
Unsure what to write in a new baby card for friends, colleagues, new grandparents, or even adoptive parents? On this page, you'll find a sweet or funny baby message to suit every relationship and situation, including baby congratulations messages to welcome a baby boy or girl.
Scroll down the page to see all our new baby wishes, or use these links below to jump to a particular category:
Short Baby Congratulations | Funny | Baby Girl | Baby Boy | Twins, Triplets & More | For Grandparents | For Coworker | Difficult Circumstances | Adoption | New Baby Quotes | Baby Shower Wishes | Printable Cards
Short New Baby Wishes to Write in a Card
Even experienced parents could use the reminder that life's adventures don't suddenly end when a new baby arrives; they're only the beginning! These short new baby wishes offer a starting point for a baby congratulations SMS or card message.
Congratulations on the safe arrival of your precious baby!
Welcome, little one!
So happy for your little family!
Sending love and blessings to the new baby!
Congratulations! Can't wait to meet the newest member of the family!
One tiny baby surrounded by so many happy hearts. Congratulations and much love to you all.
Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby. Let us know if you need anything - we're here to help!
Welcome to the World of Wonder and Onesies! All the best to your growing family. We're so happy for you!
Welcome cutie pie! We've been so looking forward to meeting you!
There'll be lots of worries and much to do, but just remember, we're so proud of you! Congratulations on your new baby!
You've been truly blessed. Here's to the beautiful memories that brought [him/her] here, and the many more to come.
Welcome to the world, little baby! And many congratulations to the proud parents!
We want to say 'Welcome' to your new baby! May these early days be as loving as they are sleepless.
What a cute little miracle you've brought about. Congratulations on your new baby!
Congratulations to the proud parents of such a sweet baby!
We heard that you've just had the cutest kid in the whole hospital! A real charmer, just like [his/her] parents. Congrats!
Congratulations on your new addition to the family. We can't wait to spoil [him/her] and give [him/her] all our love!
Sometimes 1 + 1 = 3. Congratulations on your new baby!
Many congratulations to you both! Enjoy getting to know your sweet baby.
Congratulations on [name of baby]'s arrival! We are so very happy for you both, and we just can't wait to meet your gorgeous little one!
Wishing you both our heartfelt congratulations on the arrival of your new baby! Well done, everyone! We cannot wait to meet [him/her] soon!
Funny New Baby Wishes
Every newborn has its funny and embarrassing moments. (These are best remembered so that you can unleash them on their 18th birthday!) Of course, life with a newborn is stressful, so these humorous and funny baby wishes keep the occasion light and cheery.
Congrats on your new alarm clock... let the noise begin! Sleep is overrated. Babies are not.
Welcome to the world of parenthood. Eat, sleep, poo, repeat.
Heard you had a new roomie! We'll celebrate when you have free time again… in 18 years or so? Enjoy every second!
Congrats on the arrival of your beautiful baby, and sympathies for your lady bits right now.
Babies are magic. They make love stronger, homes happier, the days shorter, the nights longer, and bank accounts emptier. Congrats and have fun!
Congrats to the new parents of a true spitbubble champion. Even [his/her] drool is cute!
Who knew the two of you could make a kid so cute and sweet? I guess there really are miracles.
New Baby Girl Wishes and Messages
When you know that it's a baby girl, there are so many warm ways to express your love for this sweet new family member. Here are some precious new baby wishes for girls to get you started.
I'm so glad to hear that your new baby girl has made it home safe and sound.
May your new baby girl bring you many cuddles, fun adventures, and a lifetime of sweet memories.
Your new daughter makes an adorable addition to an already wonderful family. May her beautiful smile brighten your world each day.
She has ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes, with rosy pink cheeks and a cute button nose. Congratulations on the new beautiful love of your life!
As you look into her eyes, you see the sparkle of promise. As you listen to the tiny whisper of her breathing and feel the rhythm of her heart, know that you are holding, in your arms, a precious miracle.
Congratulations! You've brought a precious life into the world. I wish you joy, smiles, and love. You and your sweet daughter deserve them all.
After nine whole months of preparing, I know you're ready for a whole lifetime of love with your sweet baby girl.
New Baby Boy Wishes and Messages
They've had a baby boy? How exciting! These thoughtful newborn messages for baby boys are a wonderful start for crafting a congratulatory message to the new parents on the arrival of their little guy.
Congratulations on the safe arrival of your gorgeous baby boy!
Welcome, little dude! You don't know this yet, but you have some of the coolest parents I've ever met, and I couldn't be prouder of them for bringing you into the world.
And so the adventure begins... I can't think of two people better suited to bring up this amazing baby boy. Congratulations and warmest wishes for the future!
Months ago, you just couldn't wait to meet your baby boy. At last, he has arrived! Congratulations on becoming a mom and dad to such a cute little boy!
What? He's here? This is the best news! I can't wait to spoil your baby boy and treat him like a prince!
First, he was a dream in your hearts. Now he's a miracle that you hold in your arms. Many congratulations on your sweet baby boy. May he forever be the love of your lives.
To the new parents: Welcome to sleepless nights and restless days as you care for your new baby boy. Just remember, it's all worth it, every last moment.
Baby Congratulations for Twins, Triplets, and More!
Having twins brings chaos and adventure for parents and loved ones alike. Not only is the family getting bigger, but it's gaining by two, three, or more new members. An optimistic baby congratulations message will let the couple know you're happy for them and that they're not alone.
Two times the babies means two times the love and joy. Congratulations on your miraculous twins!
Sometimes 1 + 1 = 4! Beyond glad for you both that your sweet babies have arrived safely!
May the birth of your children bring a whole new world of curiosity, learning, adventure and wonder. Many congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful babies.
Congratulations on your [triplets, quadruplets, quintuplets]! Wishing you all the love and joy in this new stage of your life. The more the merrier!
Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful twins! Sending all our love and joy!
New Baby Wishes for Grandparents
If there's someone looking forward to a new baby more than the parents, it's the grandparents. Many grandparents have been looking forward to this milestone for a long time. Here are a few grandpa and grandma quotes to congratulate them on this exciting addition to their family.
Congratulations on the arrival of your first grandchild! You have been truly blessed. Sending you our best wishes and many congratulations on this happy occasion.
Your family keeps growing bigger! Congrats on your new baby [Grandson / Granddaughter]! May they bring you and your children much joy.
You two will make amazing grandparents. I have zero doubt in your ability to spoil this new family member rotten. Enjoy it!
Grandchildren are the reward you get for keeping their parent alive.
Congratulations! A new Grandma is born. Warm welcomes for your new grandbaby.
Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.
~ Lois Wyse
A child's birth renews hope in the future. May you and your family enjoy this new life and the brightness it shines!
I heard you have a new bundle of joy in your life! I hope you get to overwhelm [him/her] with all the love in the world, spoil [him/her] with gifts, and cherish every moment.
We're thrilled to hear that your new grandchild has arrived safely! Many blessings to you and the family.
New Baby Messages for Coworkers
Congratulating a coworker or colleague on a new baby can be a different story. Even though you're excited for the couple, you may not be close enough to know all the details. Nonetheless, they'll be touched that you reached out, and these simple sentiments can let them know that you're thinking of them.
I'm so happy to hear about your new baby! Enjoy these precious early days, and don't worry about work - everything is under control!
Sending our best wishes to you and your family on the arrival of your little bundle of joy!
Best wishes and congratulations to you and your family on this happy occasion.
Congratulations to you and your family on the arrival of your gorgeous baby!
Congratulations on the birth of your new baby. We're sending you our warmest and best wishes for the future!
I just know you're going to be a great parent! Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby.
New Baby Wishes for Difficult Circumstances
Sometimes we need to express the joy of welcoming a newborn baby while acknowledging a health issue or other difficult circumstance. Even as congratulations are in order, it can also be appropriate to address the difficulty that the parents face with warmth, compassion, and optimism. Here are some thoughtful new baby wishes for challenging circumstances.
Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby. We're sorry that these early days have been so challenging, and we're keeping your family in our prayers. We're always here for you with love and support.
It's been tough, but you've made a beautiful baby. Your little family has been through a lot, and we're all hoping for easier days ahead. Wishing you all the love in the world!
We're sending a warm welcome to your new baby, along with all of our love and healing thoughts for mom.
As you take each day at a time, we're keeping the whole family in our thoughts and prayers. Let us know if there's anything we can do to help as you rest and recover.
Congratulations on the arrival of a sweet little one. We're very sorry to hear [he/she] is unwell, and we are keeping you all in our thoughts.
Adoption Congratulations Wishes
Congratulations to you and your family on this happy occasion. Sending all our love and best wishes.
When can we meet the new addition to your family? We're so happy that you have been blessed with a [boy/girl] who you will always cherish. May you remember this day with fond memories!
Your new child is here to make your love feel stronger, your days feel shorter, the nights seem longer, your savings a little smaller. But each day, you'll find that it's all worth it, as your home grows happier.
Congratulations on your new arrival! I know you'll give them the brightest and warmest household. May they bring you many cuddles, joyful adventures, and a lifetime of beautiful memories.
Welcome to the family! We may not have always known you, but you're one of ours now. Looking forward to sharing the journey and happy memories.
New Baby Quotes
Everyone who has experienced the glorious love of a new baby has something to say about it, from the insightful to the humorous. We've collected a variety of quotations that make perfect messages along with your personalized new baby wishes.
'If I am thinking correctly,' said Pooh, 'a new baby is probably undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.'
~ A.A. Milne
Everything grows rounder and wider and weirder, and I sit here in the middle of it all and wonder who in the world you will turn out to be.
~ Carrie Fisher
Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart. - Winnie the Pooh
~ A.A. Milne
Just like a plant needs light and space to grow, a child needs love and freedom to unfold.
~ Sigrid Leo
When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it. When your second baby drops her pacifier, you tell the dog: 'Fetch!'.
~ Bruce Lansky
You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.
~ Lish McBride
A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather.
~ Tanya Masse
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. And now when every new baby is born it's first laugh becomes a fairy.
~ J.M. Barrie, from Peter Pan
A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
~ Edna J. Le Shan
Life doesn't get more real than having a newborn at home.
~ Eric Church
Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.
~ Penelope Leach
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
Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.
~ Taylor Hanson
Children see magic because they look for it.
~ Christopher Moore
There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.
~ Jared Padalecki
A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier.
There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.
~ Virginia Kelley
Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do.
~ Jean de la Bruyere
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
Join them in their world when they're little so you'll be welcome in their world when they get big.
~ L.R. Knost
The most precious jewels, you'll ever have around your neck, are the arms of your children.
Baby Shower Wishes & Card Messages
The baby shower is your chance to share your excitement with the new mom, while letting her know that she has a whole community of support for raising the child. Make your baby shower card a personal message between yourself and the new mom about this wonderful time in her life.
Congratulations on your little one. I can't wait to welcome [him/her] into the world. For now, just enjoy the peace and quiet!
I can't think of anything more exciting than looking forward to the arrival of the new little love of your life! Many congratulations, and know that we're here for whatever you need as you prepare!
We're so happy that it's almost time for you to meet your new baby. Here's to a future full of playdates and birthdays and fun!
I can't think of two people better suited to becoming parents! Best of luck for these last few weeks of pregnancy and baby's arrival, we can't wait to meet your little bundle of joy!
Your new bundle of joy is on the way with new tiny laundry to fold. I hope the adorable little outfits help you feel inspired and ready for the joys of parenthood.
We're so excited that your baby will be here soon! Wishing you all the best for the last few weeks of your pregnancy and the early days of parenthood. You've got this!
Tips for How to Write Newborn Baby Wishes
How exciting - a new baby has arrived! The more you personalize your congratulations wishes, drawing on your relationship with the parents, the sweeter they will be to receive. Here are some tips for what to write in a new baby card.
- Personalize the address:
- To the proud new parents
- Dear Mom, Dad, and Baby [name]
- To the [surname] family
- Congrats to the new mommy and daddy
- [Parents' names], warm congratulations on the birth of [baby's name]
- Offer support for the hazy days and sleepless nights ahead, such as covering chores and errands, or bringing a home-cooked meal.
- Send a gift. While flowers offer a great default, you might also consider sending a children's book, stuffed animal, or even self-care items for mom & dad.
- What to avoid in your new baby message:
- Be mindful of the parenting situation, e.g. single parenting, adoption, surrogacy, or step-parenting.
- Avoid asking details on the birthing experience. If the new arrival has health challenges, keep messages optimistic and hopeful.
- Don't rush in with lots of advice! (I know it's tempting.)
Free Printable Baby Cards
Beautiful printable baby cards for you to download for free! Say congratulations to a friend, colleague, or family member who has just had a new baby girl or boy with one of our gorgeous free baby cards. They're a lovely way to let the new parents know you're thinking of them!
More New Baby Wishes & Card Ideas
If you're looking for more new baby wishes and messages, do take a look at our Newborn Baby Poems. A poem can add a sweet touch to a baby congratulations message for new parents.
And for a super cute card idea, download this free diaper card template and fold your own handmade baby card! For a friend or relative with a newborn, this card is the perfect way to say congratulations.
For Different Life Moments
Life is full of diverse moments, from joyful celebrations to quieter reflections. While you're here looking for the right words to welcome a new baby, we understand that there are other occasions that might need your attention. Whether it's marking a birthday, expressing gratitude, or extending comfort during challenging times, we have a collection tailored for each sentiment:
- Birthday Wishes: Celebrate another year of memories.
- Thank You Messages: Showing appreciation, one message at a time.
- Condolence Messages: Offering warmth and support when it's needed most.