What to write in a new baby card

Welcoming a little one into the world is a joyous occasion that deserves to be celebrated. Whoever the proud parents or grandparents, they’ll be overjoyed to share their news and receive a special congratulations message for the new baby.

Sending them a thoughtful new baby card alongside a new baby gift is the perfect way to express how happy you are for them. Writing your own heartfelt new baby message inside their card will truly add an extra-special touch.

If you’d like to add a message but you’re not sure what to write, we can help you pen something perfect! You could even choose one of our personalised cards and add your well wishes before having it delivered directly to their door.

Discover a whole host of new baby card messages below, which we hope will provide you with a little inspiration.

Thoughtful new baby messages

It goes without saying that the message inside their new baby card should be full of heartfelt words! Take a look at some of our thoughtful message ideas below. Feel free to use one, or to take one and make it your own.

  • “Congratulations on the arrival of your little one, [NAME]! May this tiny bundle of joy bring immense love and laughter to your lives.”
  • “Wishing your family a lifetime filled with love, laughter, and endless memories as you welcome your beautiful baby into the world.”
  • “Sending heartfelt congratulations on the newest addition to your family! May parenthood be a journey filled with love.”
  • Congratulations on the arrival of little [NAME]! May your days be filled with snuggles, smiles and the joy only a newborn can bring."
  • Congratulations on your newest family member! May every milestone be celebrated, and every moment cherished on this beautiful journey.”
  • "Wishing your family endless happiness, countless memories and lots of love and laughter as you welcome your precious baby.”
  • "Congratulations on the arrival of your little one! May parenthood be a source of strength, joy, and countless beautiful moments.”
  • "As you hold [NAME] in your arms, may you be filled with awe at the miracle of life. Wishing your family a future filled with love.”
  • "Sending congratulations on the arrival of your little one! May the days be as joyful as baby giggles, and as serene as quiet moments with your baby.”
  • "Heartfelt congratulations on the tiny feet that have tiptoed into your hearts! May parenthood be a magical journey sprinkled with smiles.”

Simple new baby card messages

Sometimes, you don’t need many words to get your message across. If you’d like to keep things short, sweet but full of heart, why not take inspiration from the following simple new baby message ideas?

  • "Welcome to the world, [NAME]! Your adventure begins."
  • "Hello, baby! Your arrival brings so much happiness."
  • "Congratulations on the newest member of your family!"
  • "Sending love and warm wishes to your little one."
  • "A bundle of joy has arrived! Congratulations on your new addition."
  • "Sending warm wishes as you celebrate your new family member."
  • "Congratulations on your sweet bundle of joy!"
  • “A new baby brings so much joy. Many congratulations.”
  • "Welcome, baby! Your family is now complete.”
  • "Welcome to parenthood! Wishing you nothing but joy.”

Funny new baby card messages

If neither you nor the parent are the sentimental type, it might be nice to give them a giggle while sending them your best wishes. Here are some funny message ideas for a new baby card, perfect for a parent who doesn’t take life too seriously.

  • “Get ready for sleepless nights and epic nappy-changing adventures. You've got this!"
  • "Welcome to the parent club – where coffee is the secret weapon, and uninterrupted sleep is a distant memory. Enjoy the adventure!"
  • "Cheers to the start of your 18-year sentence – I mean, your parenthood journey!”
  • "Welcome to parenthood – the only job where 'poo' becomes a daily topic of conversation.”
  • "Congrats on your little sleep thief! Say goodbye to eight hours of uninterrupted slumber and hello to midnight bottle service."
  • "Congratulations, you're now the proud owner of a tiny demanding human!”
  • “May your baby's cries be short, and their naps be legendary. Congrats on your little bundle of joy!”
  • “You know what they say - sleep is for the weak! All the best on the arrival of your new alarm clock.”
  • "Congrats on your newest family member! May their cries be few, and their naps be many."
  • “Welcome to your new normal - nappies, crying, and sleepless nights. Enjoy the chaos!"

Baby girl card messages

Looking to send special new baby girl wishes? Help them celebrate her arrival and make the message even more personal by choosing a card message that specifically mentions girls, just like these…

  • "Congratulations on the arrival of your precious baby girl! May [NAME’S] life be filled with love, laughter and joy.
  • "Pink bows, tiny toes – your home is now filled with love that grows! Congratulations on the birth of a beautiful baby girl.”
  • "She's tiny but mighty! Congratulations on the arrival of your baby girl. May she bring you immeasurable joy and unforgettable moments."
  • "Pink cheeks, tiny nose, and the sweetest little toes – congratulations on your perfect baby girl!"
  • "A little girl brings sunshine and sparkles wherever she goes. Wishing your family a lifetime of magical moments."
  • "To the parents of a precious little girl: May her presence fill your home with love, laughter, and all the magical moments.”
  • “She’s finally here! Enjoy every moment with your beautiful new daughter, [NAME]”. 

Baby boy card messages

It’s a boy! Check out some of our heartfelt new baby boy wishes and discover the perfect way to welcome him into the world. These message ideas are ideal for adding a special touch to their new baby boy card.

  • “Congratulations on the arrival of your precious baby boy! May each day with [NAME] be filled with joy, laughter and love."
  • “Wishing your little prince happiness, health and magical moments. Congratulations on the newest addition to your family!"
  • "Sending warmest wishes as you embark on this wonderful journey of parenthood with your baby boy.”
  • "Cheers to your handsome addition! May his tiny footsteps bring immense joy to your home. Congratulations!" 
  • "Welcome to the world, baby boy! Wishing your family a lifetime of love, laughter, and precious moments."
  • "To the proud parents of a beautiful baby boy, may his tiny feet leave big imprints on your hearts."
  • Congrats on the new family member! May [NAME] bring immeasurable happiness and fill your days with love.”

Adoption card congratulations messages

When families adopt, sharing the joy is key! Explore our heartwarming adoption card message ideas, created to capture the love, acceptance, and happiness of growing a family through this amazing process.

  • “Your happy ever after begins now! Congratulations on the beginning of a beautiful adoption journey.”
  • Congratulations. We’re so thrilled that you found each other. Wishing you and [NAME] a lifetime of joy and love."
  • "Some things really are worth the wait. Congratulations on the completion of your family."
  • "We're over the moon for you! Congratulations on this wonderful addition to your family through adoption."
  • "Congratulations on your newest addition. Enjoy and cherish every precious second as a family.”
  • "Parenthood is a privilege and a blessing. I cannot think of a more deserving couple/parent. Congratulations!”

New baby messages for grandparents

Celebrate the joy a new child brings by sending a thoughtful card to the grandparents, as well as to their parents. Customise the following message ideas to suit, and share in the excitement of such a special addition!

  • "Congratulations, Grandma and Grandpa! Your love has multiplied with the arrival of your precious grandchild.”
  • "Welcome to the grandparent club! Wishing you endless cuddles and laughter with your adorable grandchild, [NAME].”
  • "Congratulations on becoming grandparents! May this little one bring an abundance of happiness and fill your days with love.”
  • “Celebrating the arrival of your beautiful grandchild – so happy for you.”
  • "To the new grandparents, congratulations on the precious addition to your family! May your grandchild bring you boundless joy.”
  • "Wishing you the most delightful moments as you embrace the wonders of grandparenthood. Congratulations!"
  • “Congratulations on welcoming your adorable grandchild [NAME]. May this new chapter bring endless smiles and cherished moments."

New baby card writing tips

Here are some helpful things to consider when sending a new baby card:

Time it right

Send the card quickly after the baby’s arrival - preferably within the first few weeks. That way, the parents will know you truly care.

Use the baby’s name 

If you know it, add the baby’s name to your message. It’s a special touch that will show them that you haven’t just copied and pasted a generic sentiment.

Keep it positive 

Choose a warm and positive tone. Express joy and share in their happiness - don’t be pessimistic or a party pooper! Although you can add some humour if appropriate.

Congratulate them

It may seem obvious, but be sure to congratulate them on their new arrival. A ‘best wishes’ or an ‘all the best’ will work just as well as a heartfelt ‘congrats’.

Support, but don’t advise 

Offer them help and support if they need it, but avoid telling them how they should deal with their new-found parenthood, or pushing your own ideas.

Good luck creating the perfect personalised new baby card message

Well wishes following the arrival of a new baby should be filled with joy and love. Whether you opt for a thoughtful, simple or funny message, it’s important to be authentic. A new baby card is not just a piece of paper – it's a keepsake that the family will cherish forever. Express your excitement, share your warm wishes, and celebrate the miracle of life!

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