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Delightful Newborn Quotes

Enjoy these newborn quotes! They can serve as nice additions to a baby shower gift, text for a home-crafted card to welcome the new baby, or may simply remind you of the preciousness of each newborn baby.

"Babies are such a nice way to start people!"
--Don Herrold

Some of the baby quotes are sure to bring a smile to your face, and others will remind of the joy and responsibility one has in caring for a baby.

We have generally categorized the newborn quotes into four groups: General Baby Quotes, Funny Baby Quotes, Mother Quotes, and Father Quotes. Many of their applications extend into other areas as well, so read them all to be sure that you’ve found the most suitable quote for your purpose.

So True! Newborn Quotes

“You have a lifetime to work, but children are only young once.”
--Polish Proverb

“A baby is God’s way of saying the world should go on.”
--Doris Smith

Mother kissing newborn

"Children are poor men’s riches."
--English Proverb

“It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.”
--Terri Guillemets

"The thing about having a baby is that thereafter you have it."
--Jean Kerr

"A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it!"
--Frank A. Clark

Humorous Newborn Quotes

"Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no sense of responsibility at the other!"
--Ronald Reagan

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

“Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it.”
--Marshall McLuhan

“The trouble with being a parent is that by the time you are experienced, you are unemployed.”
--Anonymous

"People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one."
--Leo J. Burke

“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

“It sometimes happens, even in the best of families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money.”
--Elinor Goulding Smith

"Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt."
--Herbert Hoover

“Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit. They hold the baby and I go out.”
--Anonymous

"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance."
--Franklin P. Jones

“My mom used to say it doesn't matter how many kids you have... because one kid'll take up 100% of your time so more kids can't possibly take up more than 100% of your time.”
--Karen Brown

“When I was born I was so surprised I couldn’t talk for a year and a half.”
--Anonymous

“The quickest way for a parent to get a child's attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”
--Lane Olinghouse

"Never try to make your son or daughter another you; one is enough!"
--Arnold Glasow

"Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething!"
--Mark Twain

"If your baby's ‘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

Doesn't everyone love to laugh? In my house, whenever I open the book, Safe Baby Handling Tips by David and Kelly Sopp, a crowd is sure to gather. Pretty soon we are all laughing so hard it hurts! Check it out for yourself at Amazon.



Only a mother...

“Child rearing myth #1: Labor ends when the baby is born.”
-- Anonymous

"If you bungle raising your children, I don’t think whatever else you do well matters very much."
--Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

"The bravest battle that ever was fought; Shall I tell you where and when? On the maps of the world you will find it not; it was fought by the mothers of men."
--Miller

“As a mother, my job is to take care of what is possible and trust God with the impossible.”
--Ruth Bell Graham

"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."
--Calvin Trillin

"No man is poor who has had a Godly mother."
--Lincoln

“Ma-ma does everything for the baby, who responds by saying Da-da first.”
--Mignon McLaughlin

"Men are what their mothers made them."
--Emerson

"A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take."
-- Cardinal Mermillod

"One good mother is worth a hundred schoolmasters."
--Herbert

"What war is to man, childbirth is to women"
--Hindu Proverb

"By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class."
-- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The mother love is like God's love; he loves us not because we are lovable, but because it is His nature to love, and because we are His children."
--Riney

“There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.”
--Chinese Proverb

"There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies!"
--Winston Churchill

"There is none, in all this cold and hollow world, no fount of deep, strong, deathless love, save that within a mother's heart."
--Herman

"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."
-- George Washington

"All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother."
-- Abraham Lincoln

"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."
--Oscar Wilde

“You will always be your child's favorite toy.”
--Vicki Lansky

"The bearing and the training of a child are woman's wisdom."
-–Tennyson

"A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie."
--Tenneva Jordan

So you want to be a father...

“To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.”
--Josh Billings

“Give me the life of the boy whose mother is nurse, seamstress, washerwoman, cook, teacher, angel, and saint, all in one, and whose father is guide, exemplar, and friend. No servants to come between. These are the boys who are born to the best fortune.”
--Andrew Carnegie

"The Hebrew word for parent is horim, and it comes from the same root as moreh, teacher. The parent is, and remains, the first and most important teacher that the child will ever have."
--Rabbi Kassel Abelson

"The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them. "
-- Confucius

"The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any in their fathers."
--Fred Astaire

"I pray you so live, that when you stand over your child's dead body, you may never hear a voice coming up from that clay, "Father, your negligence was my destruction. Mother, your prayerlessness was the instrument of my damnation."
--Spurgeon

“A father is someone who carries pictures where his money used to be.”
--Anonymous

"It is admirable for a man to take his son fishing, but there is a special place in heaven for the father who takes his daughter shopping."
--John Sinor

"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."
--Theodore Hessburgh

“Kids spell love T-I-M-E.”
--John Crudele

"My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, "You're tearing up the grass." "We're not raising grass," my dad would reply, "we're raising boys."
--Harmon Killebrew

“Good, honest, hardheaded character is a function of the home. If the proper seed is sown there and properly nourished for a few years, it will not be easy for that plant to be uprooted.”
--George A. Dorsey

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
--William Shakespeare

"It is a wise child that knows his own father."
--Homer

"He was all questions. But small boys expect their fathers to be walking lexicons, to do two jobs at once, to give replies as they are working, whether laying stones or building models...digging up a shrub, or planting flower beds...Boys have a right to ask their fathers questions...Fathers are the powers that be, and with their power and might must shelter, guard, and hold and teach and love...All men with sons must learn to do these things...Too soon, too soon, a small son grows and leaves his father's side to test his manhood's wings. "
--Roy Z. Kemp

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