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100 Sweet Baby Shower Wishes to Send Expectant Parents

Updated: Aug. 17, 2023

Toys break and diapers end up in the trash, but these thoughtful baby shower wishes will be treasured forever

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New-baby wishes to welcome their bundle of joy

Welcoming a new baby is one of the most important and exciting times in a person’s life—and getting to be a part of the celebration is a huge honor. Sending an expectant parent perfectly crafted baby shower wishes is a great way to share your love, excitement and congratulations, and when these wishes are done right, they can be just as meaningful to the new parents as baby gifts. After all, toys break and diapers end up in the trash, but a memorable new-baby message will stay in their hearts forever.

So, if you’re heading to a baby shower for a family member, friend or co-worker and you’re not sure what to write in your card, we can help. From heartfelt and sweet to funny and poetic, the baby shower wishes on this list will hit just the right note. Bonus: Many of them also double as new-baby wishes when the big moment actually arrives!

What to write in a baby shower card

Don’t just sign your name on a card you bought at the store! New-baby wishes are a fantastic opportunity to share your love and support for the parents-to-be, your hopes and dreams for the new babe, and maybe a few laughs, as long as you follow some etiquette rules.

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • A fun memory of the expectant mother or father and how it will make them a great parent
  • Light-hearted advice you learned as a new parent
  • Memories of the parents as babies themselves
  • Qualities about them that will help them as parents
  • Your excitement, joy and wishes for the new little one
  • An offer of how you would like to help—like bringing a meal, babysitting or taking mom out for a coffee break

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Heartfelt baby shower wishes

  1. Congratulations on becoming parents! We wish you the best as you welcome your new little one.

  2. So excited to help welcome your little bean to the world!

  3. I remember how magical it was when my own little ones were brand new, and I am so excited for you to get to experience those beautiful precious moments with your baby.

  4. With parents like you, he/she is destined to be amazing!

  5. Congrats on the wee one on the way!

  6. You’ve always held a special place in my heart, and now, so will your babe.

  7. What a beautiful miracle you’ve created!

  8. A baby changes everything, but you’re going to be amazing parents.

  9. Blessings to you and your home as you welcome this new life.

  10. They don’t call a baby a “bundle of joy” for nothing! Here’s to all the joy you can hold.

  11. May your home and heart be filled with love as you prepare for your baby.

  12. As soon as I heard, I cried tears of joy—I am so happy for you!

  13. You are glowing in your pregnancy, and you will be even more beautiful as a new mother.

  14. Wishing you a happy, healthy pregnancy and a safe delivery for both mom and babe.

  15. Why is it that the tiniest feet make the biggest footprints in our lives? Enjoy these little shoes/socks as you count those tiny toes.

  16. I couldn’t be more excited to meet your new baby!
  17. Babies are a blessing to us all! I’m so grateful I get to be a small part of welcoming yours to the world.

  18. Congrats, mama and papa, from your mama and papa!

  19. My sincerest congratulations to the soon-to-be parents.

  20. Bringing a new baby into the world is a huge leap of faith. You are strong and brave, and I know you will be exactly what this new little person needs to help them navigate it.

These family quotes can also help you find the right words.

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Funny baby shower wishes

  1. Thank you for allowing me to help welcome our new overlord! I brought an offering.

  2. You are growing a tiny human inside of you! (Don’t panic—this has been done before!)
  3. When you said you guys were working on a special project together, we all thought you meant a new deck!

  4. Only a few more weeks to go before strangers stop trying to touch your belly—and start trying to touch your baby.

  5. Congrats on your little one—he/she is perfect! So that means you’re naming him/her after me, right?

  6. You know the part of the roller coaster where you pause right before it drops and you wonder what you’ve done? Yeah, that’s where you are right now. Enjoy the ride!

  7. You look so well rested, clean and sane. Enjoy that.

  8. My finger is already itching to like and heart all 2,000 baby pictures you’re going to post!

  9. Congrats on giving your baby the best auntie/uncle/cousin/godparent a baby could have: me!

  10. Just remember: Only one of you can hit the bottle, and the baby always gets dibs.

  11. Since you can’t drink, I’ll help you out and take your champagne—you’re welcome! Cheers (twice) to your babe-on-the-way!

  12. Baby math: Baby – sleep + giggles / poopy diapers = parents

  13. Don’t worry, this whole new-baby thing is super easy! (During nap time.)
  14. Remember that time I puked all over you? I was just helping you prepare for parenthood!

  15. Just telling you now: When they say to pamper yourself, they don’t mean with diapers. Easy mistake.

  16. Congrats on the beautiful tax deduction!

  17. I can’t wait to hold your baby—and give them back the second they poop.

  18. Monkey, meet circus.

  19. You’re having a baby. I’m not. Huge congrats to both of us!

  20. Soon enough, nap hour will be the new happy hour! Congrats!

Need more inspiration for what to write in a baby shower card? Check out parent quotes that perfectly sum up life with little ones.

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Baby shower wishes for baby boys

  1. There’s a reason boy rhymes with joy. Enjoy your bundle of joy!

  2. It’s called a “peepee teepee,” and YOU’RE WELCOME.

  3. A father teaches a son how to be a man, but a son teaches a man how to be a father.

  4. Savor every muddy handprint, sticky kiss and sweaty hug—little boys are wonderful!

  5. He’s going to be the handsomest little dude! Congratulations!

  6. Nothing on earth brings greater pleasure than a baby boy to hug and treasure.

  7. Love your boy as the baby he is, the man he will be and the son he always will be.

  8. May your baby boy be exactly like his father—wonderful in every way.

  9. Here’s to a lifetime of “Hey mom, watch this!” as you calculate the ER bill in your head.

  10. Inside every little boy is a superman—congratulations on your superhero.

  11. Snips and snails and puppy-dog tails? Nah, little boys are made of love, sticky hugs and handfuls of bugs.

  12. Congratulations to the king and queen on the impending arrival of their little prince.

  13. Planes, trains, trucks and toys—thank heaven for little boys!

  14. I see a future full of love, tackle hugs and silly jokes. Oh, and pee fountains. Lots of those.

  15. A boy’s first love will always be his mother. Congratulations on the love of your life.

  16. A boy’s first hero will always be his father. Congratulations on finding your best buddy.

  17. A baby boy is 50% lullabies and 50% guerrilla warfare. You got this!

  18. Baby boys are a gift from God. Welcome to your soon-to-be miracle!

  19. I hope your son is just like his daddy—he sure is amazing!

  20. Boys bring unique challenges but also incredible ways to grow. I’m excited to see where this journey takes you.

These new-baby wishes will go perfectly with a bouquet of flowers. You’ll find fantastic (and easy!) options at our favorite online flower delivery services.

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Baby shower wishes for baby girls

  1. Boss babes grow boss babies.

  2. We’re tickled pink to meet your sweet girl soon!

  3. Congratulations to the king and queen on the impending arrival of their little princess.

  4. Your baby girl will be 50% mommy, 50% daddy and 100% herself—a spunky, funny, smart little human who will be adored by all.

  5. Welcome to the world, baby girl!

  6. A girl’s first love will always be her father. Congratulations on the (second) love of your life.

  7. A girl’s first hero will always be her mother. Congratulations on finding your soon-to-be best friend.

  8. May your daughter be as beautiful, talented and smart as her mother!

  9. Baby girls are the buds of the beautiful flowers they will be as women.

  10. Her little hands may steal your heart, but her little kisses will give you hers.

  11. You asked for a daughter, but God sent you a queen. Congratulations!

  12. I’m so excited to have a niece/granddaughter/goddaughter—in fact, I’m already wearing glitter nail polish and hair bows in her honor!

  13. I can’t wait to meet your baby girl! She’ll have you (and me, probably) wrapped around her finger in no time!

  14. Having a baby girl changes her daddy forever—but I don’t think you’ll mind it one bit!

  15. Like stardust, unicorns and fairy wings, little girls are magical things.

  16. Your baby girl will bring sunshine, laughter and a little sparkle into the world. Welcome, little one!

  17. There’s no greater pleasure than a baby girl to snuggle and treasure.

  18. I can’t wait to meet your baby girl—if she’s anything like her mother, then she will be perfection.

  19. May your baby girl be sugar and spice and everything nice—but also strong, determined and a little feisty.

  20. I hope your daughter gets her mother’s eyes and her father’s sarcasm. (He deserves it!)

Keep the fun going after baby arrives with these hilarious and relatable mom memes.

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Baby shower wishes for twins and multiples

  1. You’ve always had a heart full of love for children, and now both of your arms will be full as well.

  2. More precious than rubies and pearls, congratulations on your twin baby girls.

  3. Bringing you adventures and joys, congratulations on your twin baby boys.

  4. Huge congratulations on the double tax deduction—er, love!

  5. You certainly won the parent lottery! Congrats times three!

  6. Multiple babies means exponentially more love! Congratulations!

  7. Your babies may be more than you expected, but they will be better than you ever imagined. Congratulations!

  8. Multiples are a gift—may all your blessings be multiplied!

  9. Babies are the sweetest ways to make people, and you’re off to an impressive start.

  10. When we heard you were starting a new chapter, we did not see this plot twist coming! So excited to read what’s next for your growing family.

  11. Twin math: Double the babies, quadruple the blessings!

  12. The more babies you have, the greater your chance of baby smiles at any given moment.

  13. Using a BOGO coupon for babies?! I always knew you were smart, but now I see you’re frugal too!

  14. Double the hugs and double the grins, double the trouble if you’re blessed with twins!

  15. Who knew happiness came in multipacks? Congratulations on your twins/triplets!

  16. If you need any extra arms to hold, snuggle or help your little ones, just know you always have mine.

  17. Wishing you a multitude of joy and blessings and packages of diapers.

  18. Twins run in the family! So excited for you to carry on the tradition!

  19. These genes are so nice, you made them twice!

  20. The time is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited to meet your babies—all of them!

Next, peruse these happy anniversary messages to celebrate another milestone.

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Thoughtful baby gifts they’ll love

Get ready for the cutest shopping you’ll ever do. Whether you’re looking for a baby gift for a shower, that first visit or a delivery right to their doorstep, you need ideas. We’ve got ’em! Just one word of warning: Once you start adding to your basket, you might not be able to stop!

  • Aura Carver Digital Frame: New parents take lots and lots (and LOTS) of photos, and it’s nearly impossible for them to choose which is the best. No need for the tough decisions with this digital picture frame. It lets them upload all their photos, treating them to a constant replay of their favorite moments.
  • Avery and Ashton Personalized Gift Basket: New parents will go gaga over personalized gifts emblazoned with their baby’s name. This sweet little basket can be filled with all sorts of goodies for a gift (think stuffed animals, books, onesies or bath items) and used for storage for years to come.
  • Monique Lhuillier Elephant Nursery Rocker: Attractive decor that doubles as entertainment? Yes, please! This sweet rocker will provide loads of amusement when the baby is a little older, and in the meantime, it will look great in their room.
  • Cozy Earth Pajamas: In all the hoopla over baby, don’t forget about mom! She’ll love these super cozy yet stylish pajamas—and practically live in them for those first few bleary-eyed months. Add in a pair of slippers or spa products for the ultimate self-care gift.
  • Gund My First Teddy Bear: If you’re looking for just a little something to go along with your new baby wishes, you can’t go wrong with a Gund stuffie. This little guy is baby-safe and ready for snuggling ASAP. Meet your new best friend, kid!
  • Greetabl New Baby Basket: We’re not going to lie—we’re kind of obsessed with these customizable baskets from Greetabl filled with all sorts of goodies. For this happy occasion or on holidays like Mother’s Day, you can choose a combo of treats, self-care products and baby items like knit hats and precious little baby booties. We did mention that we’re obsessed, right? Well, you will be soon too!