Don’t worry, we hear you! You’re about to go to (or have just been to) a baby shower, and as etiquette goes, we need to have a card to express our thanks and best wishes. But what to say? How much to write? Not to worry, I have you covered. I’ve been to many baby showers now as well as consulted my expert friends on etiquette to put together this guide to writing the perfect baby shower sayings for that special person in your life.

Why am I even stressing about this?

Many emotions are traveling through the mind of a soon mother (and father) to be, not the least are the thoughts of everything tumbling out of control.

This is where a baby shower comes into play, as it not only celebrates the transition in a woman’s life, but reminds her of her closest support network (namely, you!). It’s your time to shine, and bestow your best wishes upon your friend in the kindest and nicest way possible.

Where to start?

Before jumping too deep into our baby shower sayings, let’s make sure we’re off to a good start. Who is the card for?

A close friend?

Her First Name/Nickname,

A formal friend?

Her First Name Last Name,

Include the Father

Next, we need to make sure we include the right people. There are normally two occasions when you include the father’s name, either:

  • If the baby shower was/is for couples, or
  • You know the father personally,

then we should include the father’s name too and follow the above etiquette format.

Baby Shower CardsCompetencyPriceOur Ratings
Baby Aspen Gift SetA$19.99
Yay, You! : Moving Up and Moving OnB+$11.12
Lolita Love My Wine Glass, CongratulationsA+$19.86

The Heart of Baby Shower Sayings

baby-shower-writing2Now we are ready to impress the mother to be with a carefully selected option from the baby shower sayings below. To save you time hunting the corners of the globe, we have spent the time to put together the best sayings from around the web and beyond. Add a bonus to that, is we then organized the sayings into categories for you so that you can select the right one depending on how you feel the recipient would best like to receive your wishes. Thank us later… with a card (or comment).

A Little More Formal

“Here’s wishing you nothing but pleasant times with your new child.”

“Thank you for inviting us to share in your baby shower celebrations! We hope your soon to be new baby arrives safe and sound. All the best.”

“Having a baby is a special, amazing, miracle. Congratulations!”

Close, But Not Too Close

“Wishing you a magical and memorable few years of upcoming babyhood!! All the best.”

“Congratulations! Soon your world will be more beautiful and happier.”

“We’re wishing you a healthy and easy pregnancy and delivery.”

Like a Sister

“I’m over the moon about your new little bun in the oven, I’m here for you every step of the way.”

“The joy of my life is bringing more joy into the world. With all my heart, I hope only the best of health and love for your soon to be new little one.”

“I know you will be great parents, but even great parents like you need to take breaks every once in a while. That’s why you’ll need grandparents and friends like us to help.”


“When you hold a baby for the first time, your heart opens like the bud of a flower.”

“Some babies get their mom’s eyes or their dad’s hair, but the most important thing they get is their parent’s love.”

Witty But Warm

“Babies: Messier, louder, sweeter, softer, and more loveable than you could ever imagine.”

“Your little princess is here! And she’s just as beautiful as her momma!”

“I heard there’s a handsome new man in your life. I can’t wait to meet him!”

A Quote From Beyond Generations

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

“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” – Tina Fey

“A soiled baby with a neglected nose cannot be conscientious regarded as a thing of beauty.” – Mark Twain

“Babies have big heads and big eyes, and tiny little bodies with tiny little arms and legs. So did the aliens at Roswell! I rest my case.” – William Shatner

From One Mother to Another

“Having a child teaches you that the littlest things really make the biggest difference.”

“Being a mother makes you doubt the things you think you know and teaches you lessons you’d never even imagined.”

“Enjoy every minute! They go by too fast.”

Wrapping Up the Saying

It’s important to conclude good baby shower sayings with a nice sign off. You could select one of these gems:

  • Formal – Yours Truly, Yours Sincerely, Kind Regards
  • Close, But Not Too Close – Best Wishes, Best Regards
  • Like a Sister – With Love, Love Always, Lots Of Love
  • One Mother To Another – Blessings, Hug & Kisses, Overjoyed

Custom Card

ShakespeareGoing it on your own huh!? Good for you! There’s nothing sweeter than receiving a personalized message from a close friend or family. However, before you whip out the pen and pad, we want to ensure that you don’t fall into any of the common traps of custom card writing. Here are some insights for composing your own baby shower sayings:

Crack a Smile

Don’t hold back on the humor, especially if you’re regarded as a naturally a funny person. A new born is time for celebration and smiles and your best wishes should include that sense of humor.

Include the New Family Member

It’s not uncommon for the new parents to save all the best wishes for re-visiting the love later down the track. Even the new family member could one day read your message (scary to think about, I know).

Don’t be a Negative Nelly

Some jokes about babies and diapers (or any other not so joyous aspects of having a baby) will soon become repetitive baby shower sayings to the new parents, so don’t tip them over the edge with even more. Since you are entering the unknown realm of baby shower sayings, make sure it’s truly something they have not heard before and it’s something they would love to hear from you.

Advice & Looking Forward

Let the new parents know what you (or they) are most looking forward to in the years to come. Maybe even offer your babysitting services early ( … and at a special rate). Lastly, try to pass on some advice to remind them of the joy coming their way while letting them know your ever present helping hand will always be there.

Baby Shower CardsCompetencyPriceOur Ratings
Baby Aspen Gift SetA$19.99
Yay, You! : Moving Up and Moving OnB+$11.12
Lolita Love My Wine Glass, CongratulationsA+$19.86

Is a Baby Shower Thank You & Congratulations Gift In Order?

Most definitely! No one says no to a gift. Especially if it arrives at their front door a few days after the event. A baby shower gift says so much about the person giving the gift and continues to exchange of love and care between you and the new parents. What adds the icing to the cake is that you can attach your baby shower sayings to the card that accompanies the gift.

Here are my top three small but sweet baby shower gift ideas that you could ship directly to the new parents.

Baby Aspen Gift Set

babyshower1This is a personal favorite of mine, as I have sent it to countless friends as a ‘thank you for having me’ / ‘congratulations’ present and I know for a fact it’s gone down a treat!

A classic gift of goodies that’s easy on the budget, this beautifully themed basket would fit either a boy or girl.

Yay, You! : Moving Up and Moving On

babyshower2On the flip side, I have received this gift from a close friend at my first baby shower and I love it. It’s a very thoughtful and warm present that would help out any new parents with bedtime reading material for new arrival. Furthermore, this book will outlast generations because as their kids grow into their next stages of life, the book has some great antidotes for them to take along the way. A very popular, yet unique baby shower thank you & congratulations gift.

Lolita Love My Wine Glass, Congratulations

babyshower3I thought about including this gift for those that were a little bit on the funnier side and I’m sure that if sent to the right parents, they would definitely crack a smile too. Nevertheless, the glass is well made and hand painted, ensuring that no matter what the intention of sending this gift, it will be received with a touch of class.

Well, there you have it.  Hopefully, I have alleviated any fear or caution about finding which of the many baby shower sayings is the right one for the moment. Please let me know any beauties you have thought of (or have seen) in the comments below.