19 Baby Quotes and Poems We Love!

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Is there anything as precious as a new baby? How do you put that into words? Whether you are signing a baby shower card, framing a quote, or just want to write a line to a friend, sometimes you need help in capturing the words. Here’s your inspiration — baby quotes and poems we love… that you will too!

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19 Baby Quotes & Poems


You are the poem

I dreamed of writing,

the masterpiece

I longed to paint.



Babies are such a nice way to start people.

Don Herrold


It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.

Elinor Goulding Smith


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

Elizabeth Stone


A baby is born with a need to be loved—and never outgrows it.

Frank A. Clark


A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.

Mark Twain


If your baby is “beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time,”…you’re the grandma.

Theresa Bloomingdale


It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.

Terri Guillemets


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Children are a handful sometimes, a heart full all the time.


A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.

Milwaukee Journal


It is only the first baby that takes up the whole of a woman’s time. Five or six do not require nearly so much attention as one.

Jerome K. Jerome


It is not a slight thing when those so fresh from God love us.

Charles Dickens


Babies are always more trouble than you thought—and more wonderful!

Charles Osgood


Child rearing myth #1: Labor ends when the baby is born.


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

Linda Becker


Mother’s Heart

I loved you from the very start,
You stole my breath, embraced my heart.
Our life together has just begun
You’re part of me my little one.


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

Carl Sandburg


Diaper backward spells “repaid”. Think about it.

Marshall McLuhan


Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.

Ed Howe


A baby usually wakes up in the wee-wee hours of the morning.


A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten and the future worth living for.


We are all born rude. No infant has ever appeared yet with the grace to understand how inconsiderate it is to disturb others in the middle of the night.

Judith Martin (aka Miss Manners)


Ten tiny fingers that always want to play
That never stop exploring the wonder of today
Ten tiny fingers that from the very start
Will reach out for tomorrow, yet always hold your heart.

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Your turn: what’s your favorite baby quote or poem?

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