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50 Cute Quotes About Babies to Go With All of Your Sweet Photos

New parents in particular will find these sayings inspirational.

By Marisa LaScala and Cameron Jenkins
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From the time they open their eyes and take their first breaths, newborns steal the hearts of their parents and nearly everyone who comes in contact with them. They have the ability to bring a smile to anyone's face with their just a small giggle. But any new parent will tell you that behind the scenes – filled with late nights, explosive diapers and crying tantrums – it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. So for the days when the unique experience of becoming a new parent feels hard to put into words, or you need some inspiration to remember you got this, let these funny, sweet and cute baby quotes do it for you.

Whether you’re a new mom, expanding your family for the second time or are planning to impart some words of wisdom to young parents in your life, you’re sure to find something here to make you say, "yep." A lot of these quotes will also double as adorable captions for the very first snaps of your new bundle of joy that make it onto Instagram or will pair well with photos from the baby shower. Many could even work in a card expressing your excitement for the arrival of your newest family member.

Regardless of how you use them, you'll see all of the quotes about babies below speak to just how special your bond with one another really is.


Lish McBride

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You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket.


Julia Roberts

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Babies are amazing. They begin each day all warm and sleepy and smelling of promise.


Jared Padalecki

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There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.

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Idina Menzel

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You get to relive your childhood when you have a baby and you see these toys and these books you read when you were little - the innocence that you are able to maintain because you have to find that again in order to connect with your child keeps you in a special state of mind.


Hermann Hesse

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Words can not express the joy of new life.


Gayle Wray

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Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.

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Frank A. Clark

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


Eda J. Lashan

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A new baby is like the beginning of all things: wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.


Elizabeth Stone

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Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.

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Debasish Mridha

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A baby is as pure as an angel and as fresh as a blooming flower.


Brenda Kosciuk

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You hear that having a baby is hard. You hear the horror stories. Yes, having a baby is hard. Nothing so beautiful could come from something that's easy.


Mother Theresa

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The unborn baby is created in the image of God for greater things, to love and be loved.

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Curtis Tyrone Jones

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Nothing compares to becoming aware of the massive face of the universe hidden in a newborn's stare.


Carl Sandburg

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


Ray Romano

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Having children is like living in a frat house — nobody sleeps, everything's broken and there's a lot of throwing up.

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Vincent Van Gogh

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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.


Deepak Chopra

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It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.

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Charles Dickens

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I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.

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Erma Bombeck

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Children make your life important.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

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A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.

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Marisa LaScala
Senior Parenting & Relationships Editor

Marisa (she/her) has covered all things parenting, from the postpartum period through the empty nest, for Good Housekeeping since 2018; she previously wrote about parents and families at Parents and Working Mother. She lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, where she can be found dominating the audio round at her local bar trivia night or tweeting about movies.

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Staff Writer

Cameron (she/her) is a staff writer for Good Housekeeping, where she covers everything from holidays to food. She is a graduate of Syracuse University, where she received a B.A. in magazine journalism. In her spare-time she can be found scrolling TikTok for the latest cleaning hacks and restaurant openings, binge-watching seasons of Project Runway or online shopping.

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