22 Baby Poems

As you read these baby poems, we hope it reminds you of how special babies truly are. Many of these are suitable for a baby girl or a baby boy. Also, ones that you could use for a baby shower invitation. A wide variety of poems about babies for different occasions.

Feel free to share these with new parents, grandparents and siblings. To quote Vincent van Gogh: "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."

1. Welcome Baby 2. Thankful For My Child
3. Poems About Children Growing Up 4. The Little Things
5. How Much Does A Baby Cost 6. Baby Steps
7. A Child 8. Baby Shower Poems
9. The First Steps 10. Happy Birthday Baby Girl or Boy
11. Where Did You Come From 12. Baby Blessing Poem
13. How Much Does A Baby Cost  

Baby Poems To Share

  1. Babies Are
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2012

    Babies are a gift.
    Each with their own uniqueness.
    So cuddly and small
    It is hard to believe that they will crawl.

    Happiness is what they bring
    Even with all the babbling
    They grow so fast
    A baby they won't last.

    Cooing and smiling
    Wetting the bedding
    Eating and sleeping
    Whatever they do we are cheering.

    Even the most aged
    See a baby and they are engaged
    Babies melt our heart
    They truly are a work of God's art.

  2. Baby Fingers
    Poet: Mrs. Richard Grant White

    Ten fat little fingers, so taper and neat,
    Ten fat little fingers, so rosy and sweet,
    Eagerly reaching for all that comes near,
    Now poking your eyes out, now pulling your hair, Smoothing and patting, with velvet-like touch,
    Then digging your cheeks with a mischievous clutch;
    Gently waving good-bye with infantine grace,
    Then dragging your bonnet down over your face;
    Beating pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake, slow and sedate,
    Then tearing a book at a furious rate;

    Then thumping the window with tightly closed fist;
    Now lying asleep, all dimpled and warm,
    On the white cradle-pillow, secure from all harm —
    Oh, dear baby hands! how much love you enfold
    In the weak, careless clasp of those fingers' soft hold!
    Keep spotless, as now, through the world's evil ways,
    And bless, with fond care, our last weariful days.

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  4. Prayer For A New Baby
    Poet: Anne Spring

    We are grateful for the new being
    Who is small in body but great in soul,
    Who has come into our midst as a gift.

    May we be sensitive to the Scared
    As we nurture and learn from this child.
    Give us patience. Give us strength.

    And grant us wisdom and love to help this child
    Learn to sing his own song.

  5. Baby Poems to remind you how special babies are

  6. A Cradle Song
    Poet: William Blake

    Sweet dreams, form a shade
    O'er my lovely infant's head;
    Sweet dreams of pleasant streams
    By happy, silent, moony beams.

    Sweet sleep, with soft down,
    Weave thy brows an infant crown.
    Sweet sleep, angel mild.
    Hover o'er my happy child.

    Sweet smiles in the night
    Hover over my delight;
    Sweet smiles, mother's smiles.
    All the livelong night beguiles.

    Sweet moans, dove-like sighs.
    Chase not slumber from thy eyes.
    Sweet moans, sweeter smiles.
    All the dove-like moans beguiles.

    Sleep, sleep, happy child,
    All creation slept and smiled;
    Sleep, sleep, happy sleep,
    While o'er thee thy mother weep.

    Sweet babe, in thy face
    Holy image I can trace.
    Sweet babe, once like thee
    Thy Maker lay and wept for me —

    Wept for me, for thee, for all,
    When He was an infant small.
    Thou His image ever see,
    Heavenly face that smiles on thee —

    Smiles on thee, on me, on all;
    Who became an infant small.
    Infant smiles are His own smiles;
    Heaven and earth to peace beguiles.

  7. Baby Poems About How Fast Babies Grow

  8. Button Nose
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Ten little fingers, ten little toes
    Beautiful eyes, and a button nose.
    We couldn't wait to meet you
    We started lovin you, that's true.

    Now that you have arrived
    The house is a truly a beehive
    We are so happy you're here
    You fill us with so much cheer.

    Everyone comes to see the new baby
    A baby makes everyone so happy.
    We count their fingers and their toes
    And kiss that little button nose!

  9. Why
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Why does a baby make us smile,
    Is it because we feel they are so worthwhile?
    Why does a baby melt a heart,
    Is it because we feel it is a new start?

    I think we all know deep in our heart
    That babies are from God and give a fresh start
    Miracles are seen when a baby is arrives
    They fill us with love and change our lives!

  10. Baby Face
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    Babies make us do silly things
    Make funny faces to make them grin
    We talk and we coo
    We even call them boo-boo.

    Happily, we change many things
    So much love a baby brings
    We cater to there every whim
    Even the diapers, that can be so grim.

    Even the toughest guy
    Will rock a baby when they cry.
    And children love little babies too.
    With babies, we act a little cuckoo

    Despite all the changes babies do bring
    To our lives, they bring the best thing.
    The world would be an awful place
    If we didn't see a little baby face.

  11. Harvest Slumber Song
    Poet: William Wilfred Campbell

    Sleep, little baby, sleep, sleep, sleep,
    Red is the moon in the night's still deep,
    White are the stars with their silver wings
    Folded in dreamings of beautiful things,
    And over their cradle the night wind sings,

    Sleep, little baby, sleep, sleep, sleep.
    Soft in the lap of the mother night
    The wee baby stars, all glowing and bright,
    Flutter their silver wings and crow
    To the watchful winds that kiss as they blow lo
    Round the air-cradle that swings so low
    Down in the lap of the mother night.

    Sleep, little baby, sleep, sleep, sleep.
    Red is the moon in the night's still deep.
    And the wee baby stars are all folded and kissed
    In a luminous cradle of silver mist;
    And if ever they waken the winds cry, Whist,
    Sleep, little baby, sleep, sleep, sleep.

  12. Mommy's Sleepy Boo
    Poet: Julie Hebert, ©2011

    So tired you are,
    Eyes and nose red.
    Tears gloss your eyes,
    Time to lay down your head.

    Here now take teddy,
    Hold him tight.
    Close those eyes,
    So all will be out of sight.

    Dream wonderful dreams,
    Of princesses and ponies.
    May they bring you happy thoughts,
    And help you sleep till morning.

    And when you awake,
    May happiness come over you.
    Mommy will be waiting,
    To hug and kiss you, Good morning.

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We hope our baby poems and quotes are ones that suit your occasion. They can be used in a note sending congratulations or just as a reminder about how dear babies are.

A newborn will change the lives of the parents, of siblings, of grandparents. Babies are totally dependent on their parents. And the parents find their life has changed usually more than they imagined when the newborn is at home. But the love that comes when they first see their baby is unlike any love there is. And that love stays with a parent no matter what age their child is.

Whatever your use for the poems, the Poet's words express the wonder and miracle of a baby!

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