157 Baby Quotes that New Parents Can Relate To

As a new parent, you’ll certainly relate to the following baby quotes.

There are many emotions and feelings that you experience as a new parent that only other parents can understand.

How does it feel to be a new parent?

There is nothing else that can change your life the same way that a new baby can.

You will experience a love that you never experienced before and also a sense of responsibility that surpasses anything else.

Nothing will compare to your new little bundle of joy. 

But with that sweet baby comes sleepless nights, exhaustion, and spit-up.

Thankfully, the great experiences far outweigh all of those.

The baby quotes below encapsulate some things you can expect as a new parent.

Baby quotes that show a parent’s love

1. “Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it.” — Harold Hulbert

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

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

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4. “Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing.” — Ricki Lake

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5. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” — Tina Fey

Baby quotes about being a mom

6. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” — Leo Burke

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7. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill

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8. “Children make you want to start life over.” — Muhammad Ali

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9. “A tiny daughter gives parents a life in a climate of perpetual wonder.” — Pierre Doucet

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10. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” — Victor Hugo

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11. “Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.” — Gayle Wray

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12. “Make no mistake about why these babies are here—they are here to replace us.” — Jerry Seinfeld

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13. “A baby is born with a need to be loved—and never outgrows it.” — Frank A. Clark

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

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15. “Babies love fat.” ― Kathryn Stockett

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16. “A baby’s cry is precisely as serious as it sounds.” ― Jean Liedloff

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17. “Newborns reminded her of tiny buddhas.” ― Jodi Picoult

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18. “Never give a lousy person the opportunity to create lousy babies.” ― Roberto Hogue

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

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20. “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” — Don Herold

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21. “Every child begins the world again.” — Henry David Thoreau

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

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23. “Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful.” — Charles Osgood

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24. “A mother continues to labor long after the baby is born.” — Lisa Jo Baker

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25. “Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.” — Lin Yutang

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Baby quotes about the wonderful changes babies bring

26. “A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty.” — Anonymous

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

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28. “A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.” — Milwaukee Journal

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

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30. “Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth.” — Roland Leonhardt

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Baby quotes about the wonder of a new baby

There is nothing like the experience of a new baby coming into the world.

31. “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

32. “Whether your pregnancy was meticulously planned, medically coaxed, or happened by surprise, one thing is certain – your life will never be the same.” — Catherine Jones

33. “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

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

35. “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

Quotes about the joy of a new baby

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

37. “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

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

39. “I know now why God gave us babies. They require constant attention, of course. They make messes and disturb the peace, but their cuteness and smiles are something the only reminder of God we have in the house.” — Ann Rinaldi

40. “For me, this baby was the most precious thing I had ever had. He was my treasure, my joy, my world, my everything now.” — Preeti Shenoy

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

42. “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

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Baby quotes about the challenges of a new baby

43. “Motherhood: the only place you can experience heaven and hell at the same time.” — Anonymous

44. “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.” — Anonymous

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

46. “Sleep is like the unicorn—it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” — Unknown

47. “Making the decision to have children is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” — Elizabeth Stone

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48. “What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.” — Benjamin Spock

49. “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

50. “Rigid plans work best if you’re building a skyscraper; with something as mysteriously human as giving birth, it’s best, both literally and figuratively, to keep your knees bent.” — Mark Sloan

Heartwarming baby quotes

51. “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

52. “The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother never. A mother is something absolutely new.” — Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh

53. “I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.” — Nicholas Sparks

54. “When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love….I never felt so complete and empowered in my life.” — Gisele Bündchen

55. “It’s all kinds of these profound things crashing on you when your child arrives into the world. It’s like you’ve met your reason to live.” — Johnny Depp

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

57. “It’s hard to feel like much is wrong in the world when you’re looking into the eyes of a happy baby.” — Lisa Wingate

58. “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

59. “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

60. “​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.” — Unknown

Baby quotes that are full of wisdom

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61. “There should be a song for women to sing at this moment or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.” — Anita Diamant

62. “A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out. You examine every turn of flesh for precocity and crow it to the world.” ― Barbara Kingsolver

63. “Don’t stand unmoving outside the door of a crying baby whose only desire is to touch you. Go to your baby. Go to your baby a million times.” ― Peggy O’Mara

64. “The baby will talk when he talks, relax. It ain’t like he knows the cure for cancer and just ain’t spitting it out.” ― Justin Halpern

65. “If you were to open up a baby’s head – and I am not for a moment suggesting that you should – you would find nothing but an enormous drool gland.” ― Dave Barry

More quotes that are full of wisdom for new parents

Soak in these words and celebrate the gift of life.

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

67. “It’s important for us to explain to our nation that life is important. It’s not only life of babies, but it’s life of children living in, you know, the dark dungeons of the Internet.” ― George W. Bush

68. “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

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

70. “I like to think of motherhood as a great big adventure. You set off on a journey, you don’t really know how to navigate things, and you don’t exactly know where you’re going or how you’re going to get there.” — Cynthia Rowley

More baby quotes that you can relate to if you’re a parent

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

72. “When your first baby drops her pacifier, you sterilize it. When your second baby drops her pacifier, you tell the dog: ‘Fetch!’.” — Bruce Lansky

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

74. “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

75. “Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact, the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.” — Erik H. Erikson

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

77. “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

78. “The biggest surprise, which is also the best, is that I didn’t know I would love motherhood as much as I do.” — Deborah Norville

​79. “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

80. “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

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81. “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” — Anne Lamott

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

83.  “Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.”  — Charles Dickens

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

85. “Angels couldn’t be everywhere, so they made babies to replace them.” ApolloM

86. “A baby is a dancing joy of life.” — Debasish Mridha

87. “Babies talk to us in the language of love, which we can only understand if we listen with love.”― ApolloM

88. “With every newborn baby, a little sun rises.” — Irmgard Erath

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

90.  “Babies are born as angels.” ― Lailah Gifty Akita

Beautiful Baby Quotes That Will Make You Adore Kids

91. “I understood once I held a baby in my arms, why some people… keep having them.” — Spalding Gray

92. “My baby has made me a better person.” — Lucy Atkins

93. “When a mother or father sees their new baby, they see a tiny bundle of joy, they see perfection, and they feel love like they have never experienced before.” — Kate Summers

94. “Whilst challenging, you will find caring for your baby one of the best experiences of your life.” — Gina Ford

95. “Whenever you hold your baby for the first time, it will be one of the most special moments of your lives.” — Hetty Van De Rijt

96. “Do you sometimes feel excited but also a little nervous about taking care of your new baby? Then you are like most parents.” — Marcos Schneider

97. “This is your baby, and there exists a unique bond between you as mother and child.” — Midwife Cath

98. “There is no baby that is not beautiful in the eyes of their parents and grandparents.” — Catherine Pulsifer

99. “My daughter, my baby, where did the years go. Seems like yesterday I was watching you grow.” — Catherine Pulsifer

100. “As a baby, everything is brand new to you. Some things will excite you whilst others will scare you.” — Zak Khan

Baby Quotes for Celebrating the Miracle of New Life

101. “The rain was uninhibitedly untamed; and so was my newborn baby daughter, kicking left; right and center; in her diminutively blessed cradle.” ― Nikhil Parekh

102. “Enchanting as that baby laugh, all dimples and glitter— so strangely arch and innocent.” ― Margaret Fuller

103. “Still, my heart was bursting with excitement, knowing every love, every soul is unique, and I would soon lock eyes with my amazing baby girl.” ― Hoda Kotb

104. “Don’t forget that compared to a grown-up person, every baby is a genius. Think of the capacity to learn! The freshness, the temperament, the will of a baby a few months old.” ― May Sarton

105. “You see your baby lying in front of you, and you realize that it is now your responsibility to raise this beautiful little wonder and to equip your kid with everything it needs for life.” ― Steve Mueller

106. “A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.” ― Debashis Mridha

107. “A mother’s heart is a baby’s most beautiful dwelling.” ― Ed Dussault

108. “Keeping a baby requires a good deal of time, effort, time, thought and equipment, so unless you are prepared for this, we recommend that you start with a hamster, whose wants are far simpler.” ― Elinor Goulding Smith

109. “The superstition of not physically preparing one’s home for a new baby, of not having a baby shower until after the baby is born.” ― Douglas Weber

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

Baby Quotes To Celebrate The Newborn

111. “Everybody needs some time to rejuvenate, refresh, recharge, and begin again. Seeing babies’ faces is the best way to relax, refresh, rejuvenate, and recharge.” ― Revathi Sankaran

112. “Businesses, like babies and books, need nurturing, time, energy, love, planning and, yes, money to develop, grow and prosper.” ― Rachael Bermingham

113. “Oh, I don’t wonder babies always cry when they wake up in the night. So often I want to do it too.” ― L.M. Montgomery

114. “Ann: How my heart has ached. How empty I have felt. How I’ve ached to hold my two babies.” ― K. Howard Joslin

115. “We’re looking at the coming of spring like we look at the coming of babies we never considered aborting; Hopeful.” ― Darnell Lamont Walker

116. “I’m thinking about babies. Emma’s baby. Jack and my baby. Growing in my mind, if not in my womb.” ― Steven Herrick

117. “That’s why babies cry so much. All of a sudden, having a body is a lot to deal with.” ― Ron Koertge

118. “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

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119. “Ain’t nothing worse to a mama than losing her baby—” ― Andrew Galasetti

120. “On a slightly unconnected note, I am sorry to report that babies, as a collective species, are largely oblivious to my charms.” ― Amruta Patil

Cute Baby Quotes For Your Little One

121. “Yes, babies in the womb are human beings, but so what?” ― Mary Elizabeth Williams

122. “Sometimes it seems like the real miracle of life if that a man and woman were able to get along well enough to make a baby in the first place.” ― Tanya Michaels

123. “When you have a hammer, everything looks like a nail; when you are a baby, everything looks like something to suck.” ― Nicholas Day

124. “There is only one thing worse than a little baby who won’t stop crying: it is a big baby who won’t stop whining about it” ― Agona Apell

125. “Abort the thought, save the baby” ― Chinonye J. Chidolue

126. “Babies used to make me nervous, but these squirmy things are awesome once you’ve read the manual.” ― David Z. Hirsch

127. “Babies are the buds of imagination that are ready to bloom with lights of love and affection.” ― Debasish Mridha

128. “Babies are living dolls with dancing smiles that come from the stars to still our hearts.”― Debasish Mridha

129. “It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living.” ― Debasish Mridha, MD

130. “Woe is the natural end of life, yet we go on having babies.” ― Gregory Maguire

Funny Sleeping Baby Quotes

131. “I sleep like a baby—I’m up every two hours.” ― Billy Crystal

132. “People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one.” ― Leo J. Burke

133. “I’m sleeping like a baby, too. Every two hours, I wake up screaming.” Colin Powell

134. “Why don’t kids understand that their nap is not for them but for us?” ― Alyson Hannigan

135. “A sleeping child gives me the impression of a traveler in a very far country.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

136. “A sleeping baby is really good at doing the one thing you don’t get to do anymore.” ― Linda Poindexter

137. “There was never a child so lovely, but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

138. “When you have a baby, sleep is not an option. You can’t sleep. Even on vacation, you wake up at 6:30 am.” ― Jimmy Fallon

139. “They tell you that at his age, all they do is eat, sleep, and poop. And what I’ve learned is that they can actually do all three at the same time. Who knew?” — Josh Duhamel

Sweet Sleeping Baby Quotes

140. “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness, and children sleep soundly in them.” ― Victor Hugo

141. “The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.” ― Joe Houldsworth

142. “When my baby is sleeping, that’s when I think, ‘Wow, I made that.'” ― Maria Jose Ovalle

143. “Happiness is when you’re singing lullabies as you watch your baby fall asleep.” ― Debasish Mridha

144. “The babies are amazing… They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.” ― Julia Roberts

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

146. My aunt gave me the best advice: Put her to sleep yourself every night. Sing to her and cradle her in your arms and sit by her side—every night because one day, you won’t be able to.” ― Salma Hayek

147. “Despite having a million things to do, it is very difficult to look away from my sleeping baby. She is like a magnet!” ― Maria Jose Ovalle

148. “When I see an evil person, I cannot believe that once he was an innocent and sweet baby.” ― Amit Kalantri

149. “Since taking are of one small baby is the hardest job on earth, I am constantly late, as I am today.” ― Sally Koslow

150. “In the garden of humanity every baby is a fresh new flower.” ― Debasish Mridha

151. “Every baby is born beautiful. It’s what we project on them that makes them ugly.” ― Jodi Picoult

152. “Once a baby is born, the parents have around one and a half decades to build his or her character and fill the mind with vigour and virtues.” ― Abhijit Naskar

153. “However this child was conceived, God will be the Father. My baby won’t enter the world unloved or unwanted. If I can’t feel a full measure of joy, I know the Lord will.” ― Francine Rivers

154. “Are we going to have a Christmas baby after all..?” ― Katie Reus

155. “Babies are my Life.” ― Cynthia Severson

156. “A baby is the most powerful person on earth, for they are born with the power of pure love and precious hope.” ― Apollo

157. “Ah, baby! A smiling angel from heaven who came down to earth to steal our hearts.” ― Apollo

Enjoy each moment

It’s hard to enjoy the rough days when the little one is fussy or you feel like you can’t keep up with everything you need to do; however, those moments will pass faster than you can imagine.

Before you know it, your little one will be not so little, and you will be wondering where the time has gone. 

It’s easy to feel up-tight as a new parent.

But remember to relax and trust your intuition because it goes a long way. 

Take time to enjoy these early days with your little one because they go fast.

And don’t worry, you will come through stronger on the other side. 

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