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55 Ideas for What to Write in a Baby Shower Card

Team Peanut
Team Peanutlast year12 min read

The social anxiety that comes with knowing what to write for a baby shower card message may seem disproportionate to the task. But believe us, it’s not.

Baby shower card

For the parents-to-be on the other side of that card, your baby shower card message may well mean a whole lot.

They’re about to embark on one heck of a ride, and knowing that their loved ones have their back and wish the best for them and their baby is lovely to know.











That all said and done, when it comes to baby shower wishes, what on earth do you actually write?

It’s a baby! What do you write to a baby?!

Especially one that hasn’t even been born yet.

You don’t want to be too generic, but you don’t want to be too out there.

You want to show how significant the moment is, but you don’t want to terrify them.

You want to show that you’re there for them, but you also want them to know that they’ve got this.

Whether it’s your bestie, your sister, or a coworker that you’ve only ever spoken to when your coffee breaks happen to coincide, knowing how to write right is easier said than done.

So, without further ado, let’s find out together what to write in a baby shower card.

In this article: 📝

  • What to say in a baby shower card?
  • What to write in a baby shower card for…
  • What to write in a baby shower book?
  • Baby shower quotes
  • Ideas for letters for baby shower
  • Baby shower poem ideas
  • Baby shower advice cards ideas
  • How to address a baby shower card

What to say in a baby shower card?

At the risk of sounding corny, the “best” baby shower card message is probably the most heartfelt one. This can mean a bunch of things:

  • If humor is a pillar of your relationship, a sprinkle of silliness will go a long way.
  • If you need to tell them how much you mean to them, this is your moment to give that short powerful speech about what a wonderful mama they’re going to be.
  • If they’re the kind of parents who would appreciate some inspiration and encouragement, you may want to include some inspirational baby shower quotes.

If you’re totally at a loss, never fear.

We’re about to give you some baby shower wishes to use as-is, or adapt to your fancy.

Just a bit of inspiration to get you started.

What to write in a baby shower card for…

We’ve broken down our suggestions for what to write in a baby shower card for lots of different circumstances and relationships, so take your pick:

What to write in a baby shower card for family?

Expecting another addition to your family? Whether you’re welcoming a niece, nephew, grandchild, cousin, or even a little brother or sister, here are a few ideas of what to write for their baby shower card message:

  1. We had some pretty awesome parenting role models. You’re going to be amazing at this.
  2. Thank you so much for making me an auntie. This is the absolute best gift in the whole wide world. I can’t wait to meet my niece/nephew.
  3. We can’t wait to welcome our baby’s baby into the world!
  4. Welcome to the family, little one.
  5. I’ll be the best big brother/sister if you promise to be the best little brother/sister.

What to write in a baby shower card for friends?

For friends who you giggle non-stop with:

  1. You’re the only person I know who can be smeared in a combo of poop, pee, and a little bit of throw-up, and somehow make it look good. Go forth and be gross.
  2. I know what you were up to approximately ___ months and ___ weeks ago. Awesome.
  3. [Your name] is a great name. Just sayin’.
  4. See you in 18 years.
  5. 9 month forecast: a ‘shower’ followed by a sunny baby.

For friends who you know are freaking out right now:

  1. Dear Baby ___________, you are the luckiest in the world to have the parents that you have.
  2. You were born to do this—and I’ll be right by your side through all of it. Sending you and the wee one inside you all the love in the world.
  3. You’re in good hands, baby.
  4. The best things come in the smallest packages.
  5. The world’s better now you’re here, little one.

What to write in a baby shower card for a coworker?

Seriously. What do you write in a card for a coworker baby?

While it is probably safest to go for the more generic, you may want to add a touch of personalization.

Is there a specific memory/moment you shared? Something you know about them?

Here are some quick options:

  1. Wishing you and your little one a whole lifetime of happiness together.
  2. Congratulations are in order! We can’t wait to meet your little bundle.
  3. Welcome to the world, Baby _____! You chose a great mama.
  4. Let the adventure begin!
  5. Welcome to the [company name] family, little one!

What to write in a baby shower card for twins?

How about someone who’s expecting twice the niceness?

  1. Now you have two reasons to smile each day.
  2. Move over, Mary-Kate and Ashley ‒ there are new twins in town!
  3. What’s better than one baby? Two!
  4. Twice as nice! Welcome to the world, little ones!
  5. All the best things come in twos.

Baby shower wishes in Spanish

Writing in a Spanish friend or family member’s baby shower card?

Try these baby shower card messages in Spanish:

  1. ¡Felicidades por el nuevo integrante de la familia!
    Congratulations on the new arrival in your family!
  2. ¡Bienvenida al mundo, niña/niño!
    Welcome to the world, baby girl/baby boy!
  3. No puedo esperar para conocerte, niña/niño.
    I can’t wait to meet you, baby girl/baby boy.
  4. Deseándote a ti y a tu pequeño toda una vida de felicidad juntos.
    Wishing you and your little one a whole lifetime of happiness together.
  5. ¡Que comience la aventura!
    Let the adventure begin!

“Sorry” message for not attending baby shower

Not able to make the baby shower but still want to send your baby shower wishes?

Here are a few ideas of what to write for your “sorry for not attending” baby shower card message:

  1. Sorry we can’t be there in person, but we’re there in spirit ‒ can’t wait to meet Baby _____!
  2. Sending all the happy baby vibes to you from _____, looking forward to finally meeting Baby ____!
  3. Sorry to miss your baby shower, send lots of pictures! Love to all three of you!
  4. Welcome to the family, Baby ___! Love and hugs from ______.
  5. I’m so sorry that I couldn’t make it to your baby shower, but I’m sending all the love and good wishes for you and the little one. You’re going to be great, all of you.

What to write in a baby shower book?

Some parents prefer opting for a book instead of card for baby shower ‒ but what to write?

Or, they might prefer books for baby instead of cards, with your thoughtful baby shower message written inside.

It’s a beautiful idea, but it can be a little daunting when you have to think about what you’re doing to write for your baby shower book message.

Here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing for baby book inscriptions, and some examples of what to write in a baby shower book:

  1. Here’s to new life, new adventures, and many firsts!
  2. I feel so blessed to watch you grow up.
  3. It takes a village to raise a child, and I’m so proud to be a part of your village.
  4. Welcome to the world little one. I hope this book reminds you how special and loved you truly are.
  5. Dear Baby ______, may your life be full of magical bedtime stories, the coziest cuddles, and many, many smiles.

Baby shower quotes

How about drawing some inspiration from one of the greats? There are lots of meaningful baby shower quotes to choose from, like:

  1. “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” — Shakespeare
  2. “A new baby is like the beginning of all things ‒ wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” —Eda J. Le Shan
  3. “Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!” — Chinonye J. Chidolue
  4. “Wherever you fly you’ll be the best of the best. Wherever you go you will top all the rest.” — Dr Seuss
  5. “Children see magic because they look for it.” — Christopher Moore

How about some of these funny baby shower quotes?

  1. “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” —Milton Berle
  2. “A baby changes your dinner party conversation from politics to poops.” — Maurice Johnston
  3. “You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” — Franklin P. Jones
  4. “Sleep when your baby sleeps. Everyone knows this classic tip, but I say why stop there? Scream when your baby screams. Take Benadryl when your baby takes Benadryl. And walk around pantless when your baby walks around pantless.” — Tina Fey
  5. “The worst feature of a new baby is its mother’s singing.” — Kin Hubbard

Ideas for letters for baby shower

Sometimes, a few words in a card or a book just won’t cut it.

If you’re keen to write baby a longer letter for their baby shower message, go for it!

How about some advice for baby as they grow up?

You could always break it down into sections ‒ maybe even a short paragraph of advice for each year of their life?

Or, (if you don’t feel like writing a novel), you could just stick to the key moments in their life as they grow up, like:

  • Their first word
  • Their first Christmas
  • When they learn to read
  • Their first day of school
  • Their first day of high school
  • The day they get their driver’s license
  • Their high school graduation
  • The day they move out of their parents’ home
  • Their wedding day

They grow up so fast!

Baby shower poem ideas

Feeling creative? If you want to give baby (or mom and dad) something more memorable as their baby shower message, why not write them an original and heartfelt baby shower poem?

Need a little more inspiration? Don’t worry, we’ve got you ‒ here are a few lines to get you started:

  1. In the blink of an eye, you’re finally here,
    We can’t wait to meet you, we’re always near.
    From the moment we heard, we loved you from the start
    We just know you’ll have the most beautiful heart.

What about baby shower poems for girls? Check these out:

  1. We’re tickled pink to meet you,
    Gorgeous baby girl,
    You’ve sent us all a-flutter,
    Our hearts are in a whirl.
  2. Sugar, spice, and all things nice
    Make baby girls, it’s true,
    Now you’re nearly here ‒
    We simply can’t wait to meet you!

And baby shower poems for boys:

  1. Boy, oh boy, we were so pleased when we heard
    A baby boy added to the ______ herd,
    We wish you love, laughter, and all the good things,
    And we’ll watch you take flight and stretch your wings.
  2. Slugs, snails, and puppy-dog tails,
    Are how a baby boy is made,
    We’ve waited so long to meet you,
    Oh, how we’ve hoped and prayed.

Baby shower advice cards ideas

Another sweet idea is to write some baby shower advice cards for the parents-to-be.

Whether you’re a parent yourself, or you just have some words of wisdom, why not share them for what to write in a baby shower card?

How to address a baby shower card

Now this is the question: do you write the baby shower card for the baby, or the parents?

Do you write a baby shower card to both parents? Or just the mama-to-be?

There is no “right” answer ‒ write your baby shower card message to whomever you want!

Why not write a baby shower card message to both baby and the parent(s)?

It’s pretty awesome to be able to share in this momentous moment for the parents-to-be.

Now you know exactly what to write in a baby shower card ‒ don’t forget to pack tissues, they’ll either be laughing with joy or tearing up at your beautifully-written words.

Want to test your ideas for baby shower card messages with other mamas-to-be? Share them on Peanut!

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