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What to Write in a Baby Shower Book for Close Friends: 80 Ideas

Books can be very heartfelt and personal gifts for friends and loved ones. If you’re picking one out for your friend’s baby shower, you should include a short, sweet message for added love and warmth.

If you’re wondering what to write in a baby shower book, keep reading to browse messages and quotes to inspire yours!

What to Write in a Baby Shower Book: 80 Message and Quote Ideas

Whether you need a funny message to make your friend laugh or want to write something heartfelt for the new parents, this list has everything!

Messages and Quotes for Excited Parents

Excited Parents

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1. Babies make your love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bank balances smaller, homes happier, and the future worth living for.
2. Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. – Emilie Buchwald
3. Hold your child close. These long nights of reading, cuddling, and rocking them to sleep won’t last forever.
4. Little eyes watch what we do far more than little ears hear what we say. It is how we live, not how we demand they live, that has the most impact on who our children will become.” – L.R. Knost
5. Being a parent is the highest-paid job in the world as its payment is made in pure love.
6. There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one. – Jill Churchill
7. Just when you thought you had read every type of story, a baby arrived. And now the genre of your life has changed.
8. A good father is one of the most unsung, unpraised, unnoticed, and yet one of the most valuable assets in our society. – Billy Graham

Popular Quotes about Children

1. Wishing you many nights of bedtime stories and sweet dreams. – Jane Dyer
2. Promise me you’ll remember: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – A.A. Milne
3. And she loved a little boy very, very much – even more than she loved herself. – Shel Silverstein
4. The love of a parent is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible. – Marion C. Garretty
5. Don’t just fly. Soar. – Walt Disney
6. The journey of a lifetime starts with the turning of a page. – Rachel Anders
7. Children see magic because they look for it. – Christopher Moore
8. Life is an adventure that is best lived boldly. – Bear Grylls

Religious Messages and Quotes

Religious Messages

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1. A gift from heaven – babies must be cherished with all our hearts.
2. May God’s favor keep shining upon your child for all their life.
3. Jesus said, ‘Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’ – Matthew 19:14
4. Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. – Psalm 127:3
5. For this child, I prayed, and the Lord has granted me my petition which I asked of Him. – 1 Samuel 1:27
6. I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. – 3 John 1:4
7. We pray your child is blessed with all the good that God has to offer.
8. Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. – John 14:27

Funny Messages

1. May you give your parents sleepless nights and magical moments!
2. Your mom and dad already have a dog, so they’ll probably be great at parenting (it’s likely the same).
3. You aren’t able to read yet, but this is one of my favorite storybooks. I’ll keep reading it to you until you’re old enough to read it back to me.
4. Babies are like mathematics: They’re an addition to your family and will subtract time for sleeping and divide your patience in half! But they’ll also multiply your ability to love!
5. I hope this book is a good read! It’s been quite some years since I was a baby, so I wasn’t sure what to get.
6. So many exciting changes are coming… Most will be sweet, but some might require multiple baby wipes and a whole new outfit.
7. I’m wishing you health and happiness and for you to sleep through the night.
8. Reading is a novel idea… just remember, whenever you get more books from the library, do not over-due it!

Cute and Sweet Messages

Sweet Messages

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1. You’re already in our hearts. We’ll always be there for you, little one.
2. Books can be magical and are so much fun to read with loved ones. Let’s start your very own little library with this one!
3. It’s the tiniest feet that make the largest footprints in the heart.
4. Thank you for having a baby I can pamper, love, and cherish.
5. Only when you hold your child will you know how much your parents loved you.
6. These pages will be your escape whenever you need a reminder that you’ve got someone always looking out for you.
7. 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
8. Sometimes, the smallest things will take up the largest room in your heart.

Children’s Book Quotes

1. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
2. Today you are you; that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is you-er than you. – Dr. Seuss
3. If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden. – Frances Hodgson Burnett
4. And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. – Roald Dahl
5. Wonderful baby, wish upon a star. Never forget you are loved for who you are. – Amy Krouse Rosenthal
6. We love you to the moon and back and around once more. – Sam McBratney
7. And Max, the king of all wild things, was lonely and wanted to be where someone loved him best of all. – Maurice Sendak
8. Little caterpillar, grow big, learn lots, and become the beautiful butterfly we know you can be. – Eric Carle

Messages and Quotes for a Baby Girl

Baby Girl

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1. Teach your daughters their battle cries are needed far more than their silence, and hear them deafen the world with their fearlessness. – Nikita Gill
2. Always remember Shakespeare’s words, ‘Though she be but little, she is fierce!’
3. Oh, how we all wished upon a star, and here you are!
4. Little princess, may your world forever be filled with fairy tales and magic.
5. For the little queen-to-be, who will one day rule her kingdom with grace, kindness, and love.
6. We’re looking forward to pampering you, sweetheart.
7. Life can be a fairytale sometimes, but there’s no need to kiss any frogs to get a good prince.
8. With the spirit of a wildflower and the grace of a lily, may nature always be your guiding spirit on life’s journeys.

Messages and Quotes for a Baby Boy

1. We’re so excited to see the handsome young man you’ll grow into!
2. Little dreamer, with your eyes full of wonder and your heart full of dreams, we hope you reach for the stars.
3. This little prince has no clue how pampered he’s about to be!
4. May your guidance help him learn that his worth is beyond measure and that his potential in this world is boundless.
5. With a heart full of dreams and a spirit of exploration, may you discover life’s treasures, little adventurer!
6. We hope you get your mom’s smile and your dad’s humor. Sending you all the love, little man.
7. Let your boys test their wings. They may not be eagles, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t soar free. – C.J. Milbrandt
8. May you always hold the curiosity of an adventurer and the joyful nature of a discoverer.

Messages and Quotes for Adopted Children

Adopted Children

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1. Parenthood doesn’t require a shared DNA. What it requires is love.
2. Congratulations on successfully completing the long adventure of adoption. We are very excited to be welcoming this adorable baby into your life.
3. We’ve been waiting for such a long time for you to arrive!
4. This wonderful child was meant to come into your life, and you were meant to love them.
5. Adoption was a bumpy ride – very bumpy. But God was it worth the fight. – Mariska Hargitay
6. We can’t tell who is luckier – is it you finally adopting a baby or the little lovebug for winning the parent lottery?
7. Congratulations! We’re sure your baby will experience the best life in the most loving environment.
8. Little souls find their way to you, whether they’re from your womb or someone else’s. – Sheryl Crow

Messages for Twins or Triplets

1. Congratulations! You won’t ever be judged for wearing sweatpants and no makeup in public.
2. You know what is even better than a baby? Two/three babies!
3. You know what they say: good things come in a set of twos/threes!
4. Welcoming double trouble! Sending you heaps of love on the new additions to your family!
5. Twins mean twice the kisses, twice the fun, and twice the joy.
6. And now your home will never be quiet again. Wishing you and your twins/triplets all the best for your future adventures.
7. Congratulations! Twins/Triplets are a blessing. They’ll be ganging up against you and giving you a mental breakdown!
8. Some miracles arrive in pairs.

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