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60 sweet baby quotes that will definitely make you smile

For any parent who needs a reminder that babies are the best.
African American baby boy laying on bed
These quotes for parents-to-be and those who are already moms or dads will remind them that babies are love personified.Jamie Grill / Getty Images stock
/ Source: TODAY

When the nights are long and the tears are streaming, sometimes parents need a gentle reminder that babies are the best. Luckily, there is no shortage of baby quotes to help with that task.

Given the sleep deprivation, roller-coaster hormones, and the fact they don't come with a user manual, babies can make even the most seasoned parents feel like they are losing their minds.

But this fleeting season of parenthood is also a reminder of the pure joy babies bring from sweet cooing to taking their first steps.

Whether you need to remember what makes parenthood so special — or, let's be honest, a cute caption to go along with your Instagram birth announcement — these baby quotes will definitely bring a smile to your face.

60 Baby Quotes To Make You Smile

Looking for a reason to smile or laugh? Here are 60 cute baby quotes that span decades, proving babies are simply the best:

  • “A child enters your home and, for the next 20 years, makes so much noise you can hardly stand it. The child departs, leaving the house so silent you think you are going mad.” —John Andrew Holmes
  • “In the garden of humanity, every baby is a fresh new flower.” —Debasish Mridha
  • "Baby — A little bit of heaven sent down to earth." —Roland Leonhardt
  • “Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.” —Tina Fey
  • “Children make you want to start life over.” —Muhammad Ali
  • “And she loved a little boy very, very much, even more than she loved herself” —Shel Silverstein
  • “Newborn babies can’t do much on their own. They can’t eat or walk or talk on the phone. But every parent is sure their creation is without a doubt a tremendous sensation.” —Jennifer Davis
  • “A baby is a wishing well. Everyone puts their hopes, their fears, their pasts, their two cents in.” —Elizabeth Bard
  • "A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on." —Carl Sandburg
  • “A baby is something you carry inside you for nine months, in your arms for three years and in your heart till the day you die.” —Mary Mason
  • “There are places in the heart you don’t even know exist until you love a child.” —Anne Lamott
  • “A mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” —Victor Hugo
  • “A child is a curly, dimpled lunatic.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “All those cliches, those things you hear about having a baby and motherhood — all of them are true. And all of them are the most beautiful things you will ever experience.” —Penelope Cruz
  • "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 happy baby has shining eyes. It walks open-hearted into the world and spreads magic." —Sigrid Leo
  • "Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God." —Larry Barretto
  • “There are no words that can describe the euphoria you feel when your baby recognizes you for the first time and smiles.” —Jared Padalecki
  • “A baby boy has a special way of bringing out the man in his father and the little boy in his grandfather.” —Tanya Masse
  • “A tiny daughter gives parents a life in a climate of perpetual wonder.” —Pierre Doucet
  • “It’s hard to feel like much is wrong in the world when you’re looking into the eyes of a happy baby.” —Lisa Wingate
  • “I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “Having my baby fall asleep in my arms takes away all of my worries and stresses. A sense of complete and total peace comes over me.” —Maria Jose Ovalle
  • “Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world. They deserve to shine!” —Chinonye J. Chidolue
  • “When he finally was placed into my arms, I looked into his precious eyes and felt an overwhelming, unconditional love….I never felt so complete and empowered in my life.” —Gisele Bündchen
  • "It is the nature of babies to be in bliss." —Deepak Chopra
  • “For me, this baby was the most precious thing I had ever had. He was my treasure, my joy, my world, my everything now.” —Preeti Shenoy
  • “It is a smile of a baby that makes life worth living.” —Debasish Mridha
  • “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” — Don Herold
  • “Children have neither past nor future. They enjoy the present, which very few of us do.” —Jean De La Bruyere
  • “Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart.” —Winnie the Pooh
  • “I love you forever. I’ll like you for always. As long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be.” —Robert Munsch
  • “Every child begins the world again.” —Henry David Thoreau
  • “Babies are amazing. They begin each day all warm and sleepy, smelling of promise.” —Julia Roberts
  • "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
  • "You know what the great thing about babies is? They are like little bundles of hope. Like the future in a basket." —Lish McBride
  • "Children bring us a piece of heaven on earth." —Roland Leonhardt
  • "The amazing thing about becoming a parent is that you will never again be your own first priority." —Olivia Wilde
  • "A new baby is like the beginning of all things — wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” —Eda J. LeShan
  • “A baby is an inestimable blessing.” —Mark Twain
  • "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
  • “Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.” —Arthur C. Coxe
  • “What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.” —Benjamin Spock
  • “Children reinvent your world for you.” —Susan Sarandon
  • “When the baby is born, all that pain that was endured vanishes in an instant. Love for that tiny baby makes one forget the pain, the fear. And as I’ve said before, love between mother and child is the highest experience, the closest to divine love.” —Hope Bradford
  • “I know now why God gave us babies. They require constant attention, of course. They make messes and disturb the peace, but their cuteness and smiles are sometimes the only reminder of God we have in the house.” —Ann Rinaldi
  • “Perfection only exists in babies and pastries.” —Gayle Wray
  • "My fingers are tickled to delight by the soft ripple of a baby’s laugh." —Helen Keller
  • “There are two lasting bequests we can give our children. One is roots. The other is wings.” —Hodding Carter Jr.
  • “Make no mistake about why these babies are here — they are here to replace us.” —Jerry Seinfeld
  • “A baby is born with a need to be loved — and never outgrows it.” —Frank A. Clark
  • “Babies are always more trouble than you thought and more wonderful.” —Charles Osgood
  • “I learned what is obvious to a child. That life is simply a collection of little lives, each lived one day at a time.” —Nicholas Sparks
  • “It’s a good thing babies don’t give you a lot of time to think. You fall in love with them and when you realize how much they love you back, life is very simple.” —Anita Diamant
  • “There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.” —Virginia Kelley
  • "Even when freshly washed and relieved of all obvious confections, children tend to be sticky." — Fran Lebowitz
  • “A first child is your own best foot forward, and how you do cheer those little feet as they strike out.” —Barbara Kingsolver
  • “I love these little people; and it is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us.” —Charles Dickens
  • "Children make your life important." —Erma Bombeck
  • "A baby is a blank check made payable to the human race." —Barbara Christine Seifert

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