Parents of newborn babies are many things: Overjoyed. Sleep deprived. Worried. Elated. Financially strapped. Blissful. Bringing a child into the world propels new parents onto an emotional roller coaster—and not to mention a hormonal roller coaster for new mamas!
It is a time filled with wonder and awe, a point in one’s life where all things are suddenly measured before baby and after baby. Nothing will ever be the same, and nothing will fill your heart more than hearing that first cry, touching those precious little hands and feet, watching the gentle yawn from a tiny mouth, and of course nuzzling your little one and soaking up that newborn smell. (If someone could bottle and sell “newborn smell,” they’d make a fortune, by the way. “New car smell” has nothing on newborn smell. Newborn diaper smell is an entirely different matter, but I digress. We’re thinking pleasant, happy, fresh-as-baby-powder thoughts here.) Sleepless nights with your little miracle might not feel like the most rewarding experience, but seeing that beautiful baby girl or baby boy definitely will.
Parents from all walks of life–from celebrities to the average Joe Dad–have shared their experiences of parenthood in some of the memorable baby quotes gathered here. Whether you are awaiting the safe arrival of your newborn baby girl, or whether your child has long since left the nest, you are sure laugh and cry reading these newborn baby quotes….
When you have children yourself, you begin to understand what you owe your parents. - Japanese Proverb
The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority. - Olivia Wilde
Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last. - Charles Dickens
Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body. - Elizabeth Stone
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.
A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them. - Victor Hugo
“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
As long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”
- Robert Munsch, from Love You Forever
It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge. - Phyllis Diller
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
Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives. - Kartini Diapari-Oengider
It is the nature of babies to be in bliss. - Deepak Chopra
Having a baby changes the way you view your in-laws. I love it when they come to visit now. They can hold the baby and I can go out. - Matthew Broderick
We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves. - Henry Ward Beecher
If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. 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
There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies. - Winston Churchill
Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething. - Mark Twain
Honey is sweet. A little baby is even sweeter. - Asian saying
Diaper backward spells repaid. Think about it. - Marshall McLuhan
When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work. - Anna Quindlen
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
With every newborn baby a little sun rises. - Irmgard Erath
Children reinvent your world for you. - Susan Sarandon
A baby is born with a need to be loved -- and never outgrows it. - Frank A. Clark
Don't forget that compared to a grownup 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
Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it. - Jean Kerr
Babies are always more trouble than you thought – and more wonderful. - Charles Osgood
Always kiss your children goodnight - even if they're already asleep. - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
When you have kids, you just can’t believe your heart could love something so much. My kids inspire me every day and I think I’m a better singer now because they have given me a greater emotional well to draw from. - Katie Noonan
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. - Carl Sandburg
Babies don't need a vacation but I still see them at the beach. I'll go over to them and say, "What are you doing here, you've never worked a day in your life!" - Stephen Wright
The kind of man who thinks that helping with the dishes is beneath him will also think that helping with the baby is beneath him, and then he certainly is not going to be a very successful father. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Just like a plant needs light and space to grow, a child needs love and freedom to unfold. - Sigrid Leo
Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children. - Dante Alighieri