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15 wishes for new parents: what to write in a congratulatory card

Having a baby is definitely an experience that one cannot deny. There are so many joys and happiness that come with being a parent - from the first moment they see their child's face to all of the special moments throughout the years. Of course, there are also some challenges and hurdles along the way, but these episodes make parenting such an enriching experience overall.

When a loved one is expecting a baby, your hearts overflow with happiness. You want to do everything in your power to make the little ones’ arrival memorable. Your thoughts and prayers are always with the newborn baby. But what about the parents? Well, heartfelt wishes for the newborn baby’s parents can be the most uplifting thing they'll receive during this time. 

This blog post will share 15 wishes for the newborn baby’s parents that will help you write a heartwarming congratulatory card.

Filling the new parents’ parenthood journey with love

When a baby is born, it's an event that will change not just their lives, but also the lives of everyone around them. Whatever your relationship with the newborn baby is, make sure you play a positive part in the journey of parenthood. Babies need love and care from the whole tribe to thrive - this is why being supportive and cooperative during this time is so important.

It is natural for parents to feel overwhelmed when their baby arrives. They are filled with joy and excitement, but also confusion and anxiety. It can be difficult to know what to do or how to act around the newborn baby.

Luckily, there are a few things you can do in order for your relationship with the new family member to be as smooth as possible from the start. Here are a few tips: 

  1. Express your congratulations privately before they have a chance to tell all of their friends. This will give them an edge over those who wait until after the baby is born to congratulate them. 
  2. Don't try too hard. It's natural for people to take things slow at first, so let them ease into parenting slowly and patiently.
  3. Offer help with anything that comes up - from taking care of the baby during nap time, filling in daycare forms, or just listening while they talk about their experience (or nightmares!) early on in parenthood. You might be surprised at how grateful they are once they've gotten used to this crazy new lifestyle!

Always remember, a little love goes a long way during such essential times.


Welcome the little one with some heartwarming wishes

Are you done with repeating the same traditional wishes for every congratulatory card? Are you looking for some joyous wishes for the newborn baby’s parents? Welcome to the exciting world of wishes for new parents! 

Here’s a list of 15 heartwarming wishes to welcome the new addition to the tribe. 

  1. Wishing you all the best as you welcome your new baby into the world! From the moment you find out you're pregnant, to the days and months leading up to your little one's arrival, we hope everyday is as amazing as you are. We hope that your dreams and wishes for your newborn baby come true and that you enjoy every moment of this special time. 
  2. I hope that everything goes smoothly with the pregnancy and delivery and that the baby will be healthy and happy. May you enjoy every moment of being a parent! Wishing you all the best for your new journey.
  3. You have carried this child inside of you for a long time - thank goodness it was all worth it! May the joys and challenges ahead be equally rewarding for both of you. Happy parenthood!
  4. You've made a remarkable journey, and your little one is now home safe and sound. I'm so happy for you both! May your new family be filled with love and happiness, always remembering how loved and precious you are.
  5. Let your child's innocence flow through you like fresh water in the summertime - may they never lose sight of what is truly important in life. May your little one be healthy both physically and emotionally, with no worries or fears looming over them. Happy parenthood.
  6. Wishing the new parents all the happiness in the world! Congratulations on welcoming your little one into the world. It is an amazing and life-changing experience, and I am sure you will love the little one very much.
  7. Wishing you a happy, healthy and safe newborn baby! May your little one be kissed on the nose by all of the elves every day, and may they never ever get sick. May they grow up to be as cute as their mommy and daddy. And most importantly - may they always have a smile on their face!
  8. Wishing you all the best as you embark on this new journey - and a huge congratulations when your little one arrives! May your days be filled with smiles, laughter, and just enough stress to keep things interesting. And if there's anything I can do to help along the way, don't hesitate to ask!
  9. Wishing new parents all the best in their exciting journey of parenthood! May you enjoy every moment and meet your little one with love and joy. Gratefully anticipating the arrival of your little one! 
  10. Wishing you the best of luck as you become a parent! Everything will be new and exciting, and we can't wait to see the hilarious (and adorable) things that happen during your journey.
  11. Wishing you the best of everything as you embark on this new journey! You have waited so long, and now your baby is finally here. We are excited to see all the amazing things that will come from this incredible period in your life.
  12. Find time to rest and recharge. You're going to need it! Enjoy every moment together - they'll never last long enough. May you always be blessed with abundant love and laughter.
  13. Welcome to parenthood. You'll always be too tired to cook - let somebody else make all of the meals for once. You'll never have time to get the house clean - someone else will do it while you're sleeping. Wishing you a happy journey. 
  14. Wishing you the best of health and happiness as you embark on this incredible journey called parenthood! May the little one’s arrival fill your life with happiness and love.
  15. Pregnancy and childbirth are both incredibly special events, and we can't wait to see all the amazing things you will do with your little one. Congratulations on this exciting journey, and may everything go smoothly from here on out!

Write any of these heartfelt wishes in the congratulatory card for the new parents and light their world up with your love.

Our top picks for parenthood congratulatory cards

There's no need to stick with the traditional congratulatory cards when you can get heartwarming and witty greeting cards that will really show your loved one how much you care about the new addition to their lives. 

Here are some of our favorite greeting cards that will make new parents feel loved.

  • Baby definition greeting card

Say hello to a new little soul with a baby definition greeting card by Footnotes Paper! We all have a baby’s arrival that changed our entire world. Whether it's their first step, words or smile, we just can't help but be in awe. 

So, if your loved ones are embarking on this new journey of parenthood, this heartfelt definition card will multiply their joy and happiness.

  • Gender reveal greeting card

Gender reveal has officially taken over the world and with good reason! Whether you're a parent or not, gender reveal cards are a great way of guessing whether the gift is for a boy or girl. And when it comes to Footnotes Paper, we've got just what you need. 

The gender reveal greeting card features adorable text guessing the gender of the little one. It's sure to bring a smile to your loved ones' faces and let them know that you care about their special day as much as they do!

  • Hello baby onesie greeting card

Having a little one in the house is a joy. We've all been there. Whether it's their first child or fifth, welcoming a new addition to the family is an exciting time that calls for attention to detail and excitement. 

That's why Footnotes came up with this adorable greeting card to celebrate a newborn baby's birth with the cutest onesie illustration that will remind the parents of how their life will be filled with such adorable baby essentials. It is the perfect way to show off how ecstatic you are about the little ones’ arrival in this world.

Final thoughts

Now that you know where to get your congratulatory cards from, make sure to include special wishes for the newborn baby’s parents. Not only will this add an extra touch of love and care, but will remind them of your thoughtfulness. Jazz the cards up with our fun stickers to show your excitement and love for the little one’s arrival. 

We would love to see what you come up with - just tag us @footnotespaper on Instagram when composing or posting your card. Can't wait to see all of the beautiful designs that our community creates!