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Looking back, these are the words of wisdom I'd give myself before I had our first daughter would be born with a life-threatening birth defect.

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Babies are adorable in a way that is often hard to describe. You often struggle to string the right words together to define the immense cuteness of a baby and the joys of parenting. It is in moments like these that quotes come to our rescue, as a crutch to express our innate feelings. In this article, MomJunction presents to you 91 baby quotes to articulate your affection towards your adorable bundle of joy.

101 Cute Baby Quotes

Quotes about baby boys, baby girls, a baby’s smile or a mother and her baby – you name it, we have it.

Baby Girl Quotes


Your little princess is perhaps the closest to your heart. No better way to convey your endearing love for her than with these short baby quotes.


“Such a big miracle, in such a little girl!”

2. “She is everything that is perfect, wrapped in a tiny bundle.”

3. “A baby daughter is always a Daddy’s girl and Mommy’s world”!

4. “A baby girl is a miracle that never ceases to be miraculous.”

5. “A baby girl is a giggle wrapped in the warmth of sunshine.”

6. “A baby girl always leaves a bit of sparkle and a bit of rainbow wherever she goes.”


8. “When you have a baby girl, you realize that there is something far more precious than the most precious jewels.”

9. “Giggles, curls, ribbons, and bows! Our baby girl is so adorable from head to toe.”

10. “Baby girls are precious gifts, wrapped in love serene. Their dresses tied with sashes and futures tied with dreams.”

11. “A baby girl is always a source of perpetual wonder for her parents.”

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12. “A baby girl would dance her way into your heart, whirling on the tips of angel wings, scattering gold dust and kisses in your path.”


14. “A baby girl is a bundle of firsts that excite and delight; giggles that come from deep inside, always wonderful and precious… so much that your love for her knows no bounds.”

15. “No matter what the moment, a baby girl will always render sunshine in your life with her adorable smile.”

16. “There is no better feeling than watching your baby girl break into laughter.”

17. “It’s extraordinary to look into your baby girl’s face and see a piece of your flesh and your spirit.”

18. “A toddling little girl is a center of common feeling which makes the most dissimilar people understand each other.” – George Eliot


20. “Baby girls are precious gifts like birds and brooks and streams…their hair is tied up with ribbons and bows…their hearts are tied up with dreams.”

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Baby Boy Quotes

Adorable and even funny baby quotes that let you say how much you love your little boy.

21. “His little hands stole my heart. His little feet ran away with it”!

22. “Let him sleep, for when he wakes up, he will move mountains.”

23. “A baby boy may leave smudges in the house and also on your heart.”


“Baby boys often seem like superheroes in disguise.”

25. “Baby boys have a pocket full of mischief and a saddle, always overflowing with joy and excitement.”

26. “A baby boy is a little miracle that you would like to share, an angel that you always handle with care.”

27. “Of all things that I held, my baby boy is the most beautiful and precious.”

28. “The excitement on the face of your baby boy is certainly the most exhilarating part of parenthood.”

29. “Sometimes when I need a miracle, I look into my son’s eyes, and realize I have already created one.”


31. “You will love that little boy so very very much… even more than you love yourself. That little angel is what you call a son.”

32. “There has never been, nor there will ever be, anything quite special as the love between a mother and her baby son.”

33. “Your baby boy will hold your hand only for a little time, but he will hold your heart for a lifetime.”

34. “Little boy! You remind me how so much depends on what we make of the days now.”

35. “Coos and gurgles, and chuckles. Suddenly your baby boy fills your life with these sounds that tug your heartstrings every time.”


37. “A baby boy always is that anchor of your life, even through rough tides of life.”

38. “A baby boy is truth with dirt on its face,
Beauty with a cut on its finger,
Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair,
and the hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.”

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Baby Smile Quotes

A baby’s smile is pure, soulful, and the cutest thing ever! Use any of these cute baby quotes to share your love for your ever-smiling baby.

39. “When they finally place the baby in your arms and you notice that smile, you suddenly feel a surge of overwhelming, unconditional love that you never felt before.”


“A baby’s laugh is like an angel’s voice!”

41. “The best feeling in the world is knowing that you are the one who made the baby smile.”

42. “It is a moment of pure ecstasy and satisfaction when you see a smile flicker on baby’s lips, just as they gently pass into a deep slumber.”


44. “All the sleepless nights make it worth the effort when you are rewarded with a baby’s adorable smile.”

45. “A baby’s smile can give you power… enough to even struggle through tears.”

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Newborn Baby Quotes

Newborns are innocent charms, all in a tiny, cute package. Here are the best words to convey your joy and love about meeting a newborn.

46. “A new baby marks the beginnings of all things – wonder, hope, and a beautiful dream of possibilities.”


“There will never be a day like the day your baby is born.”

48. “Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day.”

49. “From the moment you were placed in our arms, you snuggled your way into our hearts.”


51. “It’s an overwhelming moment where your entire life changes forever…for good. Babies are just so wonderful!”

52. “There’s really nothing quite so sweet as a newborn’s feet!”

53. “Having a baby is like having a bit of heaven right here on earth.”

54. “If I am thinking correctly… a new baby is probably, undoubtedly the grandest gift that could ever be.”


56. “On the day you were born, the angels clapped their hands and the moon danced with the stars.”

57. “In the eyes of a baby…there is joy, there is laughter… there is hope, there is trust, a chance to shape the future.”

58. “Cleaning and scrubbing can wait ’til tomorrow
For babies grow up we’ve learned to our sorrow,
So quiet down cobwebs and dust go to sleep,
I’m rocking my baby, and babies don’t keep.”

59. “Babies are the hands by which we take hold of heaven.”

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Mother And Baby Quotes

A mother and her baby share a special bond, and these quotes best capture its essence.


“Becoming a mother is the moment when all of life’s battles suddenly seem worth fighting for…”

61. “A mother may hold her baby’s hand for a moment and their hearts for a lifetime.”

62. “I believe in love at first sight because I have loved my mom since I opened my eyes.”

63. “You may get all grown-up one day but in the heart of your Mama, you will always be the precious little baby I once held in my arms.”

64. “I am proud of many things in life but nothing beats being a mother.”

65. “You can outgrow a mother’s lap, but never her heart.”


67. “There is nothing sweeter in the world for a mother than the smell of her baby’s breath, happy coos, and gentle kisses.”

68. “Carrying a baby is the most heavenly experience a woman can enjoy.”

69. “All that a mother aspires is to love her babies a little more before they are not little anymore.”

70. “I always remind myself to hold on to the tiny moments and cherish the little snuggles. They grow up so fast.”

71. “I never knew I could love and care so much until the day I became a mother.”


73. “Life comes a full circle when you see for yourself the new life you made.”

74. “Once in mommy’s tummy, for now in mommy’s lap, but forever in mommy’s heart… That’s how precious my baby you are”!

75. “A mother’s joy begins when new life is stirring inside… when a tiny heartbeat is heard for the very first time, and a playful kick reminds her that she is never alone.”

76. “Babies are bits of stardust blown from the hand of God. Lucky is the woman who knows the pangs of birth for she has held a star.”

77. “When they placed you in Mommy’s arms, you fell straight into my heart and there will always be a place for you there forever.”


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Cute Baby Quotes

  1. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”
  1. “Ten little fingers, ten perfect toes, fill our hearts with love that overflows.”
  1. “Precious one, so small, so sweet. Dancing in on angel’s feet. Straight from heaven’s brightest star. What a miracle you truly are.”
  1. “Fairy tales can come true. Look at us we had you.”

    1. “Babies are born with no baggage. They begin their lives without a care in the world. And this innocence and sense of wonder is what makes them amazing.”
    1. “My precious one, so small and sweet. Dancing on an angel’s feet. You are straight from heaven’s brightest star. What a lovely miracle you truly are.”
    1. “No one else knows the strength of my love for you. After all, you are the only one who knows what my heart sounds from the inside.”
    1. Cherish every moment for the adorable little snuggles do not last very long.

    Short Baby Quotes

      1. “A baby’s smile is an antidote to melt your day’s stress away.”
      1. “A baby’s grin has so much magic that you barely realize that it is a toothless smile!”
      1. “A baby’s cry is heaven’s anguish, but their smile is the heaven’s joy.”
      1. “Baby – A little bit of heaven sent down to earth.”
      1. “Your little feet, make the biggest footprints in our hearts.”

        1. “A baby fills a space in your heart that you never knew was empty.”

        Funny Baby Quotes

        1. “So there’s this boy. He kinda stole my heart. He calls me Mom.”
        1. “Baby boys are God’s way of telling you that your house is too neat!”
        1. “Insomnia is a contagious disease that often transmits from babies to parents.”
        1. “People who say they sleep like a baby probably never had a baby themselves.”

        1. “Babies can teach you a lot of things. Patience is among the most important of them.”
        1. “Babies are mini-tyrants. They decide when you eat, sleep, and whether you go to work today or stay captive at home.”

        Aren’t these quotes a wonderful way to express your joy of being a parent to a little one? Still, words aren’t enough to express the happiness of having a baby or even meeting one. Your baby may be still young to understand quotes, but he might certainly recognize the love in your eyes when you say these lovely quotes out loud!

        What’s your favorite quote about babies? Do share with us in the comment section below.

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        Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. (Elizabeth Stone)


        The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts. 


        A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart until the day you die. (Mary Mason)


        Children are the bridge to heaven.  (Persian saying)


        The jewel of the sky is the sun, the jewel of the house is the child. (Chinese saying)


        Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.


        I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always,as long as I'm living, my baby you'll be. (Robert Munsch)


        Just like a plant needs light and space to grow, a child needs love and freedom to unfold. (Sigrid Leo - original in German / translated by myself)


        Babies are like snowflakes - each one is beautifully unique. 


        A mother's arms are made of tenderness and children

        sleep soundly in them. (Victor Hugo) 

        When a star falls from the sky, a child sees the light of day! 


        The most precious jewels, you'll ever have around your neck, are the arms of your children. 


        You cannot buy happiness, happiness is born. 


        Words can not express the joy of new life. (Hermann Hesse)


        You never understand life until it grows inside of you. 


        Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children. (Dante Alighieri)


        Children are like a book which we should write in and which we should read.
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        While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. 


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        It may not always be easy, but you're the love of my life. My heart is riding on a runaway train, you are the love of my life. Through all the pleasure and pain, from the moment I first saw you, I knew it right away. I knew that you were the love of my life. Simply the love of my life, you are the love. The great love of my life. (Carly Simon)


        You will always be the miracle that makes my life complete. (George Strait)


        A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. (Carl Sandburg)


        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) 


        A child's love could simply be one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. 


        A new baby is like the beginning of all things - wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. (Eda J. Le Shan)


        We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves. (Henry Ward Beecher)


        Some people dream of angels, I dream of one and hold one in my arms. 

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        Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

        Babies are like little suns that, in a magical way, bring warmth, happiness and light into our lives. (Kartini Diapari-Oengider)


        The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority. (Olivia Wilde)


        When in doubt, choose the kids. There will be plenty of time later to choose work. (Anna Quindlen)


        The love and sacredness of family. There's nothing else like it. (Vicki Reese)


        A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more,

        brightening your world as never before. 


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        The laugh of a child is like a star on the sky.  (Joseph Dirnbeck)


        If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. (A.A. Milne - Winnie The Pooh)


        There are two things children should get from their parents: roots and wings.
        (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


        A baby is an angel whose wings decrease as his legs increase. 


        With every newborn baby a little sun rises. (Irmgard Erath)


        Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth. (Roland Leonhardt)


        Children refresh the life and rejoice the heart. 


        Honey is sweet. A little baby is even sweeter.  (Asian saying)


        A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open hearted into the world and spreads magic. (Sigrid Leo - - original in German / translated by myself)


        Having a baby is a life-changer. It gives you a whole other perspective on why you wake up every day. (Taylor Hanson)


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


        Upbringing baby is an art. We are all artists. (Sigrid Leo - - original in German / translated by myself)


        A baby is a sweet new blossom of humanity. 


        I believe in love at first sight...because I'm a mom. 


        First we had each other. Then we had you. Now we have everything! 


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        When babies look beyond you and giggle maybe they're seeing angels (Eileen Elias Freeman)


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        A daughter is just a little baby girl who grows up to be your best friend.


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        Giggles, curls, ribbons and bows. A little baby girl is so adorable from head to toes!


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        Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together make this world a beautiful garden.


        A baby is an inestimable blessing. (Mark Twain)


        The joy of motherhood comes in moments. There will be hard times and frustrating times. But amid the challenges, there are shining moments of joy and satisfaction.(Elder M. Russell Ballard)


        Parenting: Strip it down and what do you really have? A relationship with a unique little person that God entrusted to you, to nurture, love and raise. (Matthew L. Jacobson) 


        The joy that a newborn brings cannotbe equaled. (Byron Pulsifer)


        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)


        We can't form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us. (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)


        Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child. (Tina Brown)


        God mark thee to His grace! Thou was the prettiest babe that e'er I nursed. And might I live to see thee married once, I have my wish.  (William Shakespeare)


        How many angels do exist? It does not really matter - one that changes our lives is totally enough. 


        Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do.  (Jean De La Bruyere)


        Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving. (Gail Tsukiyama)


        A baby fills a place in your heart that you never knew was empty. 


        We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves.  (Henry Ward Beecher)


        Motherhood: All love begins and ends there. (Robert Browning)

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        What I Wish I Knew When I Was a New Dad

        words of wisdom for new baby

        New dads have one thing in common: They don’t know what they don’t know. That is, until they’re not really new dads anymore, and what they know now becomes what they wish they would’ve known then. A lot can happen during those years between the trip home from the delivery room and, well, what comes next. And it’s those years that experienced fathers often look back on with precise hindsight, wishing not for a do-over, but maybe for a do-wiser.

        To provide some insight to those of you who are just starting down the road of fatherhood, we talked to a variety of experienced dads about what they wished they knew when they were just starting out. If you’re a veteran dad, read on and reflect. If you’re a new dad, take notes.  

        1. Give Their Growing Brains More Credit

        “I wish I knew how absorbent kids were. Not for cleaning up spills [laughs], but how much stuff they’ll remember about being a kid. Their brains are just constantly taking stuff in. My son is 12 now, and he reminds me about stuff we did when he was, like, three years old. Not detail-by-detail, but definitely much more clearly than I can remember some of those things. The rub is that he remembers the good — like pony rides and the ceramic owl that inspired his first word — but also the times when his mother and I were going through rough patches. Again, he doesn’t remember exactly what was said or anything, but he says he remembers the feelings around the house. Looking back, I wish I would’ve given his growing brain a little more credit.” – Keith, 43, Ohio

        2. Time Goes by Very Quickly

        “I wish I knew how fast the time really went, and how to be more present in the moment. You think they’re going to be little forever and you’re always going to have enough time to play and just do silly kid stuff. And then, all of a sudden, they’re driving themselves to the movies with friends, or you’re bringing them to their girlfriend’s house. I loved their childhood, but I wished I’d slowed down a bit more and really took stock of how fleeting those years really are. Because they’re definitely gone now.” – Jeremy, 44, New York

        3.There’s Never Enough Space

        “I wish I knew how much storage babies required. We had a nursery, and I thought that would be good to go. But, man, babies require stuff! All kinds of stuff. There’s the basic lot of diapers and toys and clothes, but then there’s space you need for the strollers, the car seats, the gates, the special furniture. It’s a lot! And the bummer is, most of it is obsolete after about six months or a year because the baby just keeps growing. Thank God for Craigslist, ya know?” – Jonathan, 39, Maryland

        4. Relax, Poop Isn’t that Bad

        “I wish I knew that poop isn’t that gross. Before your first kid, poop is sort of a mythical element. You only experience it in very private situations, or during rare, extraordinary events. With a new baby, though, it’s literally shit all the time. I was terrified to have to change diapers  — I believed all the hype. But, it really wasn’t/isn’t that bad. It’s like watching the Saw movies or playing Mortal Kombat. You just get desensitized to it after a while.” – Brian M., 38, Ohio

        5. Not All Arguments Need to Be Won

        “I wish I knew how to pick my battles. For some reason — I say some reason, but really it was crappy parenting blogs and friends with kids — I thought I had to ‘win’ every argument with my daughter when she was young. I felt like it was necessary to establish myself as an authority figure. I had to be my own iron regime, or my kid would start taking advantage of my weakness, exposing my flaws, blah, blah, blah. The truth is, it absolutely did not matter if she ate all of her vegetables or stayed up an extra 20 minutes. In fact, lightening up and not arguing with her about every little thing probably would’ve saved me a few wrinkles.” – Brian R., 38, Ohio

        6. It’s Okay to Ask For Help

        “I wish I’d asked for more help. Not just to lighten the load of raising a child, but because I was surrounded by people who knew what they were talking about. I was so determined to, like, forge my own path that I think I put a lot of pressure on myself — and probably my wife — that I really didn’t need to. There were people around us who loved us and wanted to help, and we did let them, but I definitely could’ve been more flexible, I think.” – Adam, 44, Georgia

        7. Your Bed Is No Longer Yours

        “I wish I knew that our bed — mine and my wife’s — wouldn’t be ours anymore. As soon as our son was old enough to start running away from nightmares and monsters in the closet, he was in our bed just about every night. I can’t really complain, though. Those memories — just lying there with him and my wife, rubbing his head while he fell back to sleep — still melt my heart.” – Jordan, 35, Florida

        8. Screen Time Isn’t As Evil As It’s Made Out to Be

        “I wish I knew how full of shit baby boomers are when it comes to technology. ‘Oh, your kid is always in front of that screen! He should be outside playing with his friends!’ Why can’t it be both? In fact, why can’t one help the other? My son’s hand-eye coordination is probably better because of all the apps and games he loved playing on our iPad when he was little. And when he goes outside to play, he finds bugs, plants, wildlife – all sorts of things that he wants to learn about. And guess what? Now he knows where and how to look them up. There is a balance between Angry Birds – that’s what he played when he was little – and tapping a metal hoop down the street with a stick, old farts.” – Allan, 37, California

        9. It’s Okay to Make Mistakes

        “I wish I knew it was okay to drop a baby. Now, let me clarify: it’s not good to drop a baby. But, despite what your first-timer parent fears will tell you, it’s not the end of the world if your baby rolls off the couch, falls off your lap, or even just gets a cut or bruise. As soon as your first kid is born, the absolute worst case scenario is anything having to do with that baby being harmed. If you even come exponentially close to something like that, you’re beating yourself up for weeks. Maybe months. Don’t. There’s a chance it won’t happen. But there’s also a chance it will. And, if it does, it’s important to remember that, if it were something you could’ve prevented, you would have. And, for the record, when they get older, kids love hearing the stories. Especially if they happened to siblings.” – Rudy, 41, Ohio

        10. There’s A Lot of Nonsense to Keep Track Of

        “I wish I knew how much there would be to remember about kid culture. When your kid starts getting into stuff — like how we got into Transformers, Ninja Turtles, etc. — it just becomes this flood of ridiculous names, and logos, and noises, and songs, and toys in which you can never, ever get sure footing. You have to know the difference between Shopkins, Hatchimals, Fingerlings…these are all real things. That brain we used to have for remembering comic book issues and baseball card stats? It’s gone. You’re lucky if you can get part of it back. It’ll help in a big way.” – Al, 44, Pennsylvania

        11It’s Okay to Have Your Kid Hate You. Sometimes. 

        “I wish I knew that it’s okay to have your kid hate you. It breaks your heart the first time you tell your kid he or she can’t have ice cream for dinner, and you hear, ‘I HATE YOU!’ coupled with angry footsteps up the stairs. It really does hurt. But, honestly, it’s par for the course. It’s going to happen. Even if you do everything right. Even if you bend to your kid’s every whim. They’ll find a reason. You just have to know that they don’t mean it. They know it, too.” – Darell, 40, Colorado

        12. It’s Cruel to Judge Other First-Time Parents

        “I wish I knew that judging other first time parents is one of the cruelest, most ignorant things a person can do. When my wife and I had our first child, we became those parents. Tantrums at the grocery store. Giant strollers blocking the sidewalk. And I’ll never forget the glares from people who – just like I used to – were probably thinking, ‘Get your kids under control, asshole!’ As soon as you have your first child, you switch teams. So, before you get called up, know that a little bit of empathy goes a long, long way.” – Landon, 39, Illinois

        13.You Will Never Realize How Intense Your Love Will Be

        “I wish I knew how amazingly intense my love for my son would be. I could give you quotes and interviews all day long – all year long – and I would never be able to do it justice. It’s just completely incomprehensible, how much you can truly love this tiny, perfect human that you’ve now brought into the world. And, somehow, that love grows! Like, it actually gets bigger. It gets more and more extraordinary every day. Every single day. Most new parents are exhausted when raising children. I think a lot of that fatigue comes from just pouring and gushing out love so fiercely every single day.” – Robert, 39, Pennsylvania

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        15 Inspirational Quotes for New Parents

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        Nobody gives better parenting advice than the parents themselves. We gathered some of the best tips and words of wisdom for new parents from our Baby Be Hip customers collected through the years below. What do you think? What would you add to the list?

        Trust Your Instincts

        “As a first time Mom, I was so nervous about how I’d know what to do from the small things to the big decisions. What I learned was that you develop natural instincts and you need to let those guide you. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. If something doesn’t work, you just try something else.” — Heather Santone

        “Many people will give you parenting advice; but do what is best for you, your baby, and your family. And, cherish every moment because it goes by in a blink of an eye.”— Kati Keating

        “Follow your instincts. You read and hear a lot of advice, but you have to do what feels right for your child and family.” — Margaret Sales

        “Don’t worry about holding your baby a certain way or doing something wrong however you will feel right to them!” —Joanne Hess

        “Have confidence in yourself. Don’t worry about people judging you and don’t judge yourself. Just do your best and love your kids.” —Joane Hess

        “Don’t read too much. If you are a parent by listening to your baby and your gut, you won’t go wrong. If you’re too busy thinking, “am I doing this right?” because “the book said”, you will drive yourself crazy and miss the signals that your baby is giving you. Do what is best for you, your baby, and your family. Don’t try to keep up with the Jones’.” —Bobbi Kelly

        “Pick your battles – it’s okay to worry about the important things and trust your instincts (health, safety, etc.), but try to stay relaxed about the less important things.” —Alyssa Koerner

        Take Time for Yourself

        “Don’t be afraid to say yes to girls' night out or date night with hubby. It will be better for your kiddies in the long run.” —Bethanne Brown

        “Find a good babysitter, someone you trust completely, and schedule a massage for yourself and/or a date night with your spouse. Do whatever it is that you would consider a “treat.” These little loves we call our children can truly suck the life out of you sometimes. It’s so easy to get lost in the day-to-day routine and forget about taking care of yourself and other relationships.” —Cathleen Nalli

        “Take naps when your newborn baby takes a nap.” —Katie Hayes

        “The best advice I ever received was to take a shower and get dressed every morning! As a new easy to put the kids ahead of yourself. Before you know it, you’ve gotten the kids fed, dressed, cleaned up the house and now it’s lunch time, and you’re still in pajamas. I have much better days when I can wake up before the kids, shower, and enjoy a cup of coffee before my day starts. I’m more likely to leave the house and be in a better mood.” —Melody Johnson

        “Take a nap when you put your baby down for a nap. The laundry and will need to get done, but it’s important to take care of you too!” —Lindsay Reilly

        “Let people help you—whether it be your family or hired help—to make time when possible for yourself, to stop worrying about all of the baby books and the rules doing it all right, and to schedule a babysitter for every Saturday night so you can spend time with your husband.” —Kelly Pustizzi

        “I say just stay positive and survive the first 5 months. Let your husband handle some night feedings with a bottle he won’t screw it up that bad.” —Ron Stempin

        Enjoy Them

        “Keep a journal to write down all the funny things they say when they are little… Now that they are growing up, – I look back and laugh remembering all the little funny things along with way.” ~ Corrinne Kalinkowski

        “Don’t wish the time away. There are many days that seem so in the end the years are short. I am feeling that so much now as my kids are growing up.” ~ Dawn Druhot

        “Truly enjoy EVERY minute, take a ton of photographs, keep a scrapbook and video, video, video!” ~ Lindsay Reilly

        “A great had with my kids was reading to were in middle school! There’s something very bonding about reading together in bed and sharing thoughts about the stories. It was so fun reading chapter books and begging for one more chapter! Different books we read together come up in now years later.” ~ Joane Hess

        “It is so cliché, but it does go fast so enjoy every second of it. Looking back, I even miss some of those late night feedings.” ~ Nicole Eisenberg

        “Enjoy every single minute, even the not so fun ones, because they go by way too fast.” ~ Mindy Poland

        “You will never have this day with your children again. Tomorrow, they’ll be a little older than they were today. This day is a gift. Breathe and notice. Smell and touch them; study their faces and little feet and pay attention. RELISH THE CHARMS of THE PRESENT. Enjoy today, it will be over before you know it.” ~ Lindsay Reilly

        “Celebrate the small moments, too. It holds true now more so ever. The small milestones that occur in between the major ones are equally as important. We try to celebrate learning how to color and starting to sing as much as we do to crawl and walk. It all goes by so quickly, enjoy the small moments as much as the big ones.” ~ Stephanie Leone

        “Be quiet and listen. I love to lay with my kids when they are going to bed for a few minutes to ask them what’s new and how school was that day and then I just listen to everything they have to tell me. The more you listen, the more they talk.” ~ Mindy Poland

        Getting Through The Tough Times

        “The Serenity Prayer helps me get through those rough patches… ‘God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.’ I also pray for peace and patience!!!! ” ~ Bethane Brown

        “Count to 10 (slowly) before reacting, when necessary and if possible.” ~ Bridget Vohs

        “When you are adapting to life with a new baby don’t set yourself up for failure. I am a “list” person. During the first 12 weeks I made one list per day a three inch If it couldn’t fit on the it didn’t get completed. If I didn’t complete it that day I started a new list over and added the remaining items. Usually there were only 3-5 things on it at a time.” Kimberly Wolff 

        “No matter how many books and websites you read, other parents are a great resource and sometimes have the answers to questions you haven’t even thought of yet!” ~ Stephanie Leone

        “All of the horrible phases, i.e., waking up at night, not napping would only last a week and to hang in it’s basically true. If you can keep it together for a week those things usually pass.” ~ Mindy Poland

        “Be patient.” ~ Alyssa Koerner

        “Don’t take things personally. Sometimes people – including my kids – say mean or hurtful things or get really stressed out, but generally it’s not about you. When it is, own up to it, but when it go and try to understand what’s going on in their life.” ~ Patty First

        Get Involved

        “Our children are now 19 and 12 years old. When my husband and I were new parents someone told us that if we found that our children had a particular interest in it be sports, dance, theatre or something altogether different, become involved as a parent. Don’t just sit on the sidelines. Learn everything that you can about the activity that your child loves. Find positive ways to help your child improve and grow. Be present, active, and always willing to lend a hand with booster clubs, parent organizations, or volunteer opportunities. Through their activities, our kids have let us experience some things that we knew absolutely nothing about. It has been so fun and a real blessing to gain knowledge and understanding, about our children’s interests and activities. Another benefit has been the opportunity to develop life long friendships with other parents through these activities!” ~ Charlotte Mitchell


        “The very best advice I ever got about being a parent was to always remain calm. Before I became was a very anxious and “high strung” person. The birth of my daughter completely changed me into this calm, relaxed individual. I truly feel that the baby feeds off of the parents’ energy. If I was calm, the baby would be calm. This proved true for us.” Lynn Wolf

        “Listen to your kids – they will tell you what they need; but what they need and what they want are two entirely different things – know the difference.” ~ Caroline Joyce

        “Parenting is a marathon, not a don’t go for the easy fix. Go for the end result you’re hoping for and your child will turn out to be an amazing young man (or woman).” ~ Valerie Sands

        “Everything is temporary. The good times, the bad times, potty training, first day of school, sleep training, learning to tie shoes, learning to drive, choosing colleges. Don’t linger in any single phase because there is another coming up right behind it that will be just as wondrous (or frustrating!). Fully experience every moment and appreciate it for everything that it is – full of love, and fleeting. It can help you cope better with the inevitable tough times, and reminds you to appreciate every single second of the good ones. Take time, pause, breath in deeply, and experience every wonderful smell and taste and feel of the child in your arms.” ~ Kim Van Orman

        “The best parenting advice I ever received was to view life like a book and to live my life in chapters. Whenever I want to lament over my house not being drop- in guest perfect, or that I don’t always get many things checked off my to-do list, I realize that the time will come when my life will incorporate those things I just can’t get to right now. Living my life in chapters lets me see the humor in raising three kids and not be such a frustrated, crazy parent. Saying to myself “This is the chapter I am in” takes the pressure off from having it all right now embracing where I am right now. So, I am through my “2 kids in diapers” chapter and am currently in the middle of my “chauffeur duty is a part-time job” chapter. And as I look at my 11 year old, who is my height now, I wistfully think about how life, like a good book, really does seem to be speeding by.” ~ Camilla Worrell

        “Don’t sweat the small stuff. Which is not very easy raising children in this day and age. But the older I get, the better I am getting at letting things go and not being bothered by stupid things that may occur.” ~ Allison Billingsley

        “Just go with baby’s lead at first before trying to enforce schedules and reaching milestones and expectations; I truly believe babies mirror their parents as far as their personalities and dispositions – a nervous and anxious parent will have a nervous and anxious baby.” ~ Valerie Gaffin

        “Everything is a don’t worry much about the things that are hard and soak up the things that are good. It will all change soon.” ~ Mary Elizabeth Ellis

        “Find balance between being a scheduled parent and a flexible one. I do believe kids need they also need to learn to be flexible and adjust to your schedule on occasion.” ~ Mary Baxter

        “Surrender to the chaos! I was told this by the nurse leading a breastfeeding support group for new moms with babies 0-8 weeks. I attended when I had my first child because it was offered by the hospital. It still holds true today.” ~ Kimberly Wolff

        “Many mothers with children in college have told me to cherish the time when my children are young since they will be off on their own in what will feel like a blink of the eye. I try to remember this when my daughter is having a tantrum!” ~Margaret Sales

        “It’s just a too shall pass.” ~ Valerie Gaffin

        “You have the power to control your life experience. Choose to see happiness and you will be happy." Mary Elizabeth Ellis

        “No one is perfect, so don’t try to be! We all have our moments and it is so much easier to laugh about them than to stress over them.” ~ Nicole Eisenberg

        “Nothing is permanent. Said by my husband) When you think your kid will never sleep the night all of a sudden the next week they do. This also refers to the good stuff. When you think you have it all figured out they throw you a curve ball. Everything is always changing, so enjoy it all because none of it is permanent and it goes by so fast!” ~ Mary Baxter


        “Let your children be independent.” This is a challenge for parents because it is hard to draw the line between when a child needs assistance and when a child is able to do tasks on his/her own. Allowing your children to be independent will provide them with the tools they need to grow and foster eventual independence. This is especially challenging for mothers, as they naturally want to do everything for their children; however, refraining from doing so at times is probably the most helpful thing a parent can do. Further challenging this strategy, your children will likely complain in the immediate will ultimately be the subject of much gratitude when they reach adulthood.” ~ Christine Brown

        Love Them

        “Overuse ‘I Love You’. I think I may have heard that from a country song.” ~ Bridget Vohs

        “I would say spend as much time as you can with your kids while they are little because the time they have available once school, sports and friends come into the picture is very scarce. And the one piece of advice that I give myself every day is to love them the most when they deserve it the least. You can’t love them too much.” ~ Mindy Poland

        “Hug your children every day and tell them you love them!” Courtney Lofgren


        “Start a schedule early on. Our son began sleeping 12 hour nights at 10 weeks and has consistently stuck with this in addition to a great napping schedule. We attribute this to implementing the sleeping and feeding schedule early on.” ~ Jaime Jones Kemper

        “Parenting tip: don’t rock your child all the way to sleep, put them down awake after comforting them so they learn to sleep on their own.” ~ Noel Bruno

        “Never wake a sleeping baby”

        “Sleepless nights will not be forever. Remember that.”

        “A ride in the car works wonders when you have a tired and crabby baby.”

        Best Baby Gift from Baby Be Hip:

        Personalized Burp Cloths:

        “The personalized burp cloths. They are so cute and very absorbent.” ~ Michelle McNulty

        “ go   gift that I give anyone that has had a baby is the set of three personalized burp cloths. Everyone I have given them to love them, and now pretty much expect to get them for their next child. I have the burp cloths for Ireland. They are so absorbent, and I love seeing her name on things.” ~ Kati Keating


        “Always the personalized burp cloths. Everyone needs them- why not make them cute and personal? I don’t think I have actually gone shopping for baby gifts in 10 to Baby Be Hip.” ~ Dawn Druhot

        “I have been a BBH for several years now. I LOVE this company and I have recommended it to many friends! They are always prompt to contact me when I have asked questions or had special requests. Also, it is so neat that the staff will email a photo of my purchase just before it is ready to ship! Now that is what I call personal service! My favorite product from BBH are the personalized burp cloths. New mother’s LOVE to receive a gift displaying their baby’s name or initials. The burp cloths are adorable, useful, and durable. In addition, the burp cloths are keepsakes! I feel that every item that I have purchased has been made with love and attention to detail! Brava to the BBH team!” ~ Charlotte Mitchell

        “My favorite product is EVERYTHING! But I seem to always go with the personalized burp cloths for gifts. They are perfect!” ~ Lynn Wolff “Hands down the personalized burp cloths I just love giving these as gifts. The turnaround time is so fast usually it is the first personalized gift the new parents receive and I love that.” ~ Kimberly Wolff

        “For sure the monogrammed burp cloths I have been sending them as gifts since Colleen started making them. I remember her talking about her burp cloth ideas when our first born were babies. How she could market them, she’s come a long way and I couldn’t be prouder!” ~ Allison Billingsley

        Seersucker Collection:

        “I love all Baby Be Hip products, but my favorite would have to be the  seersucker backpack. I think it’s great for trips to church, grandparents, and it’s preppy and adorable. . BBH. !!!!” ~ Bethanne Brown 

        Gift Sets:

        “My favorite product to send as a gift is the Bib & Burp Cloth Combo My daughter received one when she was born and I loved having something cute and stylish with her name on up/drool/food while we were out and about. I also enjoy picking out different ribbons to match the personality and style of the family receiving the gift.” ~ Margaret Sales

        “Loved the personalized tote bag and burp cloths. I think monogrammed gifts are so for second children who often get hand-me-downs. It is nice to have something just for them.” ~ Federicka Gorham


        We have added so many products and baby bucket gift sets as an alternate to the traditional baby baskets at Baby Be Hip and would love to hear what your favorite Baby Be Hip product is now!

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