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30 Newborn Baby Message Ideas to Congratulate New Parents

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Welcoming a newborn into the world is an exciting experience. 

A fantastic way to send your congratulations to the new parents is by sending a thoughtful e-card from Thankbox—complete with GIFs, photos, videos, and messages from loved ones. But finding the right words to write on your card can be difficult.

Not sure what to write? In this article, we’ll have a look at some newborn baby message ideas to congratulate new parents.

What to Write on a Newborn Baby Card

Finding the right words to perfectly capture your emotions and say what’s on your mind is easier than done. To give you an idea of what to write, here are four elements of a great card:

  • Address the parent(s): For a congratulations card, consider whether you're congratulating both parents or just one. If you're closer to the mom or dad, “To my friend [Name]” works well. Otherwise, a heartfelt message like “To the world's most amazing new parents” is sure to bring a smile to their faces.

  • Add your congratulations: The first part of your message should include a congratulatory note and express your excitement.

  • Add a message of support to the parents: Support the parents of a newborn by writing a message that shows you believe in their ability to raise a healthy, happy child.

  • Sign off with your name: Lastly, remember to sign off with your name or nickname so they’ll know where the card is from. It could either be from you or your whole family or a group of friends. If you’re planning on sending a group card, organise the best leaving card and collection for someone on maternity leave with Thankbox. Everyone can add their messages, and customise their fonts, photos, videos & GIFs for a truly personalised card. 

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Quotes for New Parents 

Giving birth is an exciting and overwhelming time that’s full of emotions and happiness, and new parents will appreciate your words of support. Here are some messages and quotes you could say to congratulate someone on their new baby:

  1. “Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God.” — Larry Barretto 

  2. “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years, and in your heart till the day you die” — Mary Mason 

  3. “A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities”— Eva Leshan 

  4. “Ten little fingers, ten perfect toes, fill our hearts with love until it overflows” — Anon 

  5. “There is no such thing as a perfect parent, but a million ways to be a good one” — Jill Churchill 

  6. “Being parents just puts your whole world into perspective. Everything else just disappears.” — Kate Winslet

  7. “A mother is always the beginning. She is how things begin.” — Amy Tan

  8. “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

  9. “A baby makes love stronger, the days shorter, the nights longer, savings smaller, and a home happier.” — Anon

  10. “A baby fills the places in your heart you never knew were empty” — Anon

Funny Newborn Messages

Newborn baby being held

While childbirth can be a special and serious moment, the newborn parents will surely appreciate your attempt at humour. Share smiles and laughter with your funny newborn messages. Whether you’re sending a card to a parent who already gave birth or looking for funny maternity leave messages, check out some ideas below:

  1. “Goodbye tummy—hello mummy.”

  2. “Welcome to the parenting club. Eat. Sleep. Clean Poop. Repeat.”

  3. “Now that you have a child, it’s important to make smart decisions for them. For example, you need to find someone suitable to raise them!”

  4. “Raising the children is a walk in the park. But like, Jurassic Park.”

  5. “Remember those sleepy Sunday mornings and midday brunch? Good, because from now on, those are just distant memories… Sending love and best wishes your way. Congratulations on the birth of the little one!”

  6. “Welcome to parenthood, where going to a grocery store by yourself is considered a vacation. Congrats!”

  7. “Congratulations on the arrival of this little guy. Heard he's the cutest baby in the hospital. Can't wait to see him. Sending my best wishes!”

  8. “Congrats, you're living in a madhouse, run by a tiny dictator that you created yourself.”

  9. “Parenthood: the scariest hood you're ever going to go through. Congrats!”

  10. “Hitting the bottle will take on a whole new meaning now. Congrats!”

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Heartfelt Newborn Messages

Celebrating a newborn is a special and memorable moment for the parents and their loved ones. If you want to send your sincere congratulations and warm greetings, pick a message from the list below to include in your congratulations card:

  1. “Congratulations to you both on the birth of your little one! May this special time be filled with joy and love as you embark on the exciting journey of parenthood. Wishing you all the best as you raise your bundle of joy, may they bring nothing but laughter and light into your lives!”

  2. “All the best to you both as you embark on this amazing journey into parenthood with your precious bundle of joy. May this time be filled with lots of love, laughter, and memories that will last a lifetime!”

  3. “Congratulations on the birth of your new baby! May your little one bring lots of joy and happiness into your lives. Wishing you all the best as this beautiful journey begins.“

  4. “With heartfelt congratulations on the new addition to your family! May their little face bring lots of smiles and laughter into your lives. Wishing you all the best as you start this wonderful adventure of parenthood!”

  5. “Congratulations on your gorgeous baby boy! We wish you every happiness. May he be blessed with a lifetime full of love and laughter”

  6. “How wonderful it is to hear about your new baby boy. Congratulations to you and the lucky little one!”

  7. “May your child be blessed and cradled with love and joy. All the best on the newest addition to your family.”

  8. “Congratulations on your sweet baby girl. We wish you so much joy and happiness now and forever. May she be blessed with a lifetime full of love”

  9. “Oh my goodness, we are sooo excited for you both! Congratulations on the arrival of your beautiful baby girl.”

  10. “Get ready for the journey of a lifetime. Becoming parents to a baby girl is the most blessed experience. Congratulations to you all.” 

Send A Greeting Card To The Best Parents Today!

Having a baby is one of the most fulfilling milestones anyone could have. Newborn parents may feel several emotions with their newborn, so it’s extremely important to send your congratulations and show your support as they take on this new chapter in their lives. 

Send your love with a charming e-card card from Thankbox. Add pictures, GIFs, and videos to express your heartfelt sentiments.

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