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."

Baby Poems To Share

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.

Thankful For My Child
Before you were born, my life was a bore.
Really, your Dad and I slept so much longer!
But even though you, get us up in the dew,
Having you, made us much stronger

Our love for you came, from the moment we acclaimed,
We were having a baby in 40 weeks.
All the happy tears were sent to us with big cheers,
From family and friends with great shrieks....

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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-by 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.

Welcome Baby
I wonder little one, who you will be
As I feel you wriggle inside of me.
The turbulent surges of joy that I sense,
The feeling of awe while I’m bound in suspense.

Will your hair be curly? Will your eyes be blue?
When you come, will my world revolve around you?
Will you bring us the joy that others speak of?
Will our lives be filled with even more love....

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Poems About Babies

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.

Poems About Children Growing Up
It is amazing to see
How big they can be
Yesterday so small
Today so tall.

Children grow up so fast
Babies they don't last
The years fly by
It can make you sigh....

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The Little Things
My hands were busy through the day
I didn't have much time to play
The little games you asked me to.
I didn't have much time for you.

I'd wash your clothes, I'd sew and cook,
But when you'd bring your picture book
And ask me please to share your fun,
I'd say: "A little later, son."....

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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 slmuber 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.

How Much Does A Baby Cost
How much do babies cost?" said he
The other night upon my knee;
And then I said: "They cost a lot;
A lot of watching by a cot,
A lot of sleepless hours and care,
A lot of heartache and despair,
A lot of fear and trying dread,
And sometimes many tears are shed
In payment for our babies small,
But every one is worth it all.

Check out the total poem, How Much Does A Baby Cost

Baby Poems to remind you how special babies are

Baby Steps
You were so small my little treasure
watching you grow has been a pleasure.
I remember those first baby steps
Some made you laugh, some made you sweat.

Each day will bring challenges to face
from baby steps to new places.
And as you grow and experience life
I hope you learn to counter all life's strife....

Explore the entire poem, Baby Steps

A Child
A child is
A butterfly in the wind,
Some can fly higher than others;
but each one flies the best it can.
Why compare one against the other?

Each one is different!
Each one is special!
Each one is beautiful!

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A Baby Poem for A Shower

Baby Shower Poems
You're invited to a baby shower
To welcome the new little one with power!
Come and join us on this day
To celebrate and convey

Our congratulations and happiness
To the new parents who will be fabulous
And welcome the new baby with glee
We will even serve you a good cup of coffee!

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and for cards on  Baby Shower Poems

The First Steps
Last night I held my arms to you
And you held yours to mine
And started out to march to me
As any soldier fine.
You lifted up our little feet
And laughingly advanced;
And I stood there and gazed upon
Your first wee steps, entranced.

You gooed and gurgled as you came
Without a sign of fear;
As though you knew, your journey o'er,
I'd greet you with a cheer.
And, what is more, you seemed to know,
Although you are so small,
That I was there, with eager arms,
To save you from a fall....

See the entire poem, The First Steps

Baby Poems About How Fast Babies Grow

Happy Birthday Baby Girl or Boy
Happy Birthday Baby Girl
You are so special, you'll never know
The joy that you bring to us
You in our life is sure a plus.

You are growing up that is true
Today is a special day for you
The candles on your cake you blow
The smile on your face just glows....

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Where Did You Come From
Where did you come from, baby dear?
Out of the everywhere into the here.
Where did you get those eyes so blue?
Out of the sky as I came through.

What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?
Some of the starry spikes left in.
Where did you get that little tear?
I found it waiting when I got here....

Examine the total poem, Where Did You Come From

Baby Blessing Poem
May you grow and be happy every day
May love be with you in many ways
May sunshine follow you wherever you go
And may those who surround you always know
How special you are and blessed are they
To be able to watch over you as you play.

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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.

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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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