What to write in a baby shower card

Is someone close to you about to become a parent? No matter if it’s their first baby, or their third, the arrival of new life into the world is always an exciting time. And what better way to celebrate the boundless joy and lack of sleep coming the soon-to-be parent’s way than with a baby shower! 

Baby showers are undoubtedly the most adorable parties to host. Teeny, tiny socks and shoes, little blankets that are perfect for swaddling, cute cuddly toys – it’s the ideal occasion for showering the parents with thoughtful gifts. And if there are presents being gifted, that also means you’ll need to send cute baby shower wishes with them!  

So, find that perfect new baby card, and get ready to fill it full of baby shower messages. Below, we’ve picked out a few of our fave adorable designs: 

But if you’re unsure what to write in a baby shower card, thortful is here to help you craft the perfect message. There can be a bit of pressure around baby shower card wording,  especially if it’s going to be read out. But with our help, there’s no reason you won’t be able to send the parent’s some baby shower wishes that touch their heart.

Top tips for writing the perfect baby shower card

Before we dive headfirst into the messages, we thought we’d outline some general tips for when it comes to writing your card: 

  • Think about your relationship with the soon-to-be parents: If you’re particularly close with the mum-to-be for instance, you might want to include humour, or a personal memory in your card. 
  • Write from the heart: There’s a good chance a baby shower card will turn into a treasured keepsake, so write with love and express your excitement! Remember to make your message meaningful and memorable. 
  • Use an appropriate sign-off: This will once again depend on your relationship to the parents, but some common ones include, ‘best wishes’, ‘with love’, and ‘warmly…’. 

Cute baby shower messages

Babies can literally be the cutest things alive, most of the time. So why not make the parents go aww and bring a tear to their eye with one of these cute new baby card messages? 

  • Hi (name), I can’t wait to meet you and watch you take your first curious steps into the big, wide world!
  • Parenting is not always easy. If you need support, all you have to do is ask.
  • I can’t believe you’re a first-time mum! There’s no one who would make a better parent!
  • (Name) is so lucky to be born to you. You’re going to raise one incredible child.
  • I’m honoured that you want me to be a part of (name)’s first adventures!
  • You’re going to be a mum! That’s so cool!
  • Your baby is already so loved. 

Funny baby shower messages

Of course, parenthood is more than just cooing over the new little one. There’s all the… other stuff that comes with it. So, why not send a funny new baby card to remind them of everything they’ve got to look forward to. Then, jot down one of these funny baby shower messages inside: 

  • The fact you’re having a baby is awesome – shall we book our next night out three years in advance?
  • Worried about not getting enough sleep? Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll get used to it, eventually.
  • You’re having a tiny human! I can’t wait to meet them.
  • Oh my God, you’re having another baby! Careful, any more and you’ll be outnumbered.
  • This is getting out of hand, now you’ve got two of them!
  • Congrats on your tiny human! Good luck, you’re gonna need it.
  • Your baby isn’t even born yet and you’re already giving off big dad energy.

Cheeky baby shower wishes

If you know the parent’s really well, then you might even be able to get away with a cheeky new baby card message, something that’s sure to get a tongue-in-cheek laugh. Below are some hilariously cheeky baby shower wishes: 

  • Oh god, you’re having another one?
  • Sure, your baby will be cute to begin with, but just wait until it hits the terrible twos.
  • Now, I know you two can both take care of plants, but it’s important to remember that babies are a little bit more complicated than them.
  • Congratulations on creating your first human, I guess you finally figured out where babies come from.
  • Sh*t’s getting real! …literally, it’s gonna be everywhere. Congrats!
  • You think you’re going to have any free time? Ha!
  • It’s okay – I’ve heard they bounce. Congrats and good luck!

Baby shower quotes

Plenty of very clever people have said some very clever things about babies over the years – here are a few brilliant baby shower quotes to write in a card: 

  • ‘Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.’ – AA Milne
  • ‘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 mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.’ – Victor Hugo
  • ‘And though she be but little, she is fierce.’ – William Shakespeare
  • ‘Little boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older.’ – J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
  • ‘A happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic.’ – Sigrid Leo.  
  • ‘Children reinvent your world for you.’- Susan Sarandon. 

Baby shower messages for twins 

Been searching for baby shower messages for twins? Well, haven’t you just come to the right place. Below we’ve come up with some baby shower card messages filled with double the love: 

  • Double the fun, double the love, and double the joy! 
  • What a blessing to have two new additions to love. 
  • We’re beyond excited to welcome the twins into the world! We can’t wait to meet them. 
  • Two new bundles of joy to spoil, love, and treasure forever, how lucky are we all! 
  • Twice the smiles, twice the giggles, twice the fun and twice the nappies… 
  • Sending you so much love as you embark on this new and exciting journey.  
  • Your household is about to get a whole lot noisier…  

Baby shower messages for first-time parents 

First-time parents may well be feeling a mixture of emotions, including excitement, joy and apprehension! So it’s important you nail the perfect message. Below we’ve thought up a few baby shower messages for soon-to-be first-time parents!  

  • What an adventure you have coming up… We’re so excited to be with you every step of the way! 
  • Congrats on your upcoming bundle of joy. What an exciting time!   
  • Sending you love and luck as you embark on this new journey. 
  • Your little one is so lucky to have parents like you. 
  • While there’s going to be tears and tantrums in abundance, you’ll never know a love quite like it. 
  • Can’t wait to celebrate you both and the soon-to-be arrival! 
  • Your hearts are about to be filled with so much love…. Happy baby shower day! 

Baby shower wishes for a second child 

Even though they’ve done it all before, it’s just as important to celebrate a second child (or perhaps a third, fourth, or fifth!). So below we’ve come up with some message ideas for those welcoming another new addition to their family. 

  • Another wonderful addition? So excited to help you welcome a new member to your growing tribe. 
  • Baby number 3! Are you ready to be officially outnumbered? 
  • Congrats on another beautiful blessing! 
  • Congratulations on your growing family. You’ve got so much fun to come. 
  • We can’t wait to meet the new little one.  
  • So happy to be here to celebrate the latest addition. 
  • Don’t worry, we promise to help babysit when you need a well-deserved rest. 

Messages for when you can’t make the baby shower 

Looking for things to write in a baby shower card for when you can’t make the date? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for this too: 

  • Happy baby shower day! Wish we could be there to celebrate in person with you. 
  • Sending love your way on this exciting day! 
  • Just a little note to remind you how much we love you and how excited we are for you. 
  • Baby shower day is finally here! Enjoy every second of it. 
  • Showering you with love from afar. 
  • I’m so sad to be missing the special day, but I’m sending you all the love in the world. 
  • Wish we could be there to celebrate you and baby today. Have the best day ever. 

Baby shower adoption messages

Know someone who’s recently adopted a little one and is throwing an epic celebration? Here are some messages ideal for celebrating the joy that comes with adoption. 

  • We are so excited to have a new beautiful family member. 
  • What a blessing (their name) is! 
  • We can’t wait to celebrate (their name) today. Let the party begin! 
  • Here’s to all the magic yet to come. What an exciting journey ahead! 
  • You and (their name) were meant for each other. What a wonderful little family. 
  • I’m beyond excited to celebrate our new family member! 
  • We’re so excited for all the fun times to come. 

These are just some of the ideas you could make use of when writing your baby shower messages, but if you’re looking for even more inspiration, why not head over to the thortful blog

There you’ll find guides on what to write in a new baby card (for when that due date finally arrives) as well as what to write in a maternity card and what to write in a christening card

We’ve also got plenty more fun guides including tips on how to plan a baby shower if you’re wanting to help out or are expecting yourself!