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27 Poems For Babies You’ll Adore, Perfect for Your Baby


Congratulations on your new bundle of joy. You’re going to love snuggling and reading these beautiful baby themed poems.

They’ll warm your heart and bring a smile to your face as you hope and dream for your baby’s future and all the adventures you’ll have together.

You’ll find everything from short poems for new parents to famous poems by the most beloved poets, these works of literature are perfect for bringing a little extra sunshine in your home and to your new bundle of joy.

So grab your little angel, snuggle up close, and enjoy these beautiful poems and nursery rhymes.

A newborn baby wrapped in a blanket. The baby is yawning.

27 Poems For Babies You’ll Adore, Perfect for Your Baby

Infant Joy by William Blake

I have no name

I am but two days old.—

What shall I call thee?

I happy am

Joy is my name,—

Sweet joy befall thee!

Pretty joy!

Sweet joy but two days old,

Sweet joy I call thee;

Thou dost smile.

I sing the while

Sweet joy befall thee.

To My Name – Child By Robert Louis Stevenson

Some day soon this rhyming volume, if you learn with proper speed,

Little Louis Sanchez, will be given you to read.

Then shall you discover, that your name was printed down

By the English printers, long before, in London town.

In the great and busy city where the East and West are met,

All the little letters did the English printer set;

While you thought of nothing, and were still too young to play,

Foreign people thought of you in places far away.

Ay, and while you slept, a baby, over all the English lands

Other little children took the volume in their hands;

Other children questioned, in their homes across the seas:

Who was little Louis, won’t you tell us, mother, please?

Now that you have spelt your lesson, lay it down and go and play,

Seeking shells and seaweed on the sands of Monterey,

Watching all the mighty whalebones, lying buried by the breeze,

Tiny sandpipers, and the huge Pacific seas.

And remember in your playing, as the sea-fog rolls to you,

Long ere you could read it, how I told you what to do;

And that while you thought of no one, nearly half the world away

Some one thought of Louis on the beach of Monterey!

I’ll Love You Forever by Robert Munsch

I’ll love you forever,

I’ll like you for always.

As long as I’m living,

My baby you’ll be.

I Know a Baby, Such a Baby by Christina Rossetti

I know a baby, such a baby, –

Round blue eyes and cheeks of pink,

Such an elbow furrowed with dimples,

Such a wrist where creases sink.

‘Cuddle and love me, cuddle and love me, ’

Crows the mouth of coral pink:

Oh, the bald head, and, oh, the sweet lips,

And, oh, the sleepy eyes that wink!

A New Day Has Come by Celine Dion

She wrote this song in honor of her new baby boy. According to Dion, the song is about her son: “For me, this represents the birth of my little child. Nothing can ever come close to that.”

Where it was dark, now there’s light

Where there was pain, now there’s joy

Where there was weakness, I found my strength

All in the eyes of a boy.

Girls and Boys. Come Out To Play by Jane Yolen

From Baby’s First Poetry Book, a picture book for little hands.

Girls and boys, coming out to play.

The moon is shining as bright as day.

Come with a whoop, come with a call,

Come with a good will or not at all.

Soft Kisses by Jane Yolen

Kiss the toes,

Kiss the nose.

Kiss the lips and hair.

Now we’re giving baby kisses

Every, everywhere!


Mama’s hug is gentle,

Daddy’s hug is long,

Granddad’s hug

Is warm as a rug,

And Grandma’s comes with a song.

The Rose is Red by Mother Goose

The rose is red,

The violet’s blue,

Pinks are sweet,

And so are you!

A Parent’s Love by Helen Steiner Rice

A parent’s love is something that no one can explain

It is made of deep devotion and of sacrifice and pain,

It is endless and unselfish and enduring come what may

For nothing can destroy it or take that love away…

It is patient and forgiving when all others are forsaking,

It never fails or falters even though the heart is breaking

It believes beyond believing when the word around condemns

It glows with all the beauty of the rarest, brightest gems

It is far beyond defying, it defies all explanation,

It still remains a secret like the mysteries of creation.

A many splendour miracle…man cannot understand

And another wondrous evidence of Life’s tender guiding hand

Through Baby’s Eyes By Author Unknown

I didn’t expect a brass band

With welcome mat unfurled

To be on hand when I arrived

In this confusing world,

Nor did I expect a doctor

to take me by the feet

And quickly turn me upside down

And spank me on my seat.

At first I wasn’t quite prepared

For this enormous place

Nor all the characters

That I would have to face

But soon I learned to get my way

By looking sweet and shy

I wanted to be held, to make a fuss and cry

I found it doesn’t take much difficulty or guile

To wrap them round my finger….

All I’ve got to do is smile

The Alphabet Song

I would sing this song to my children. They adore The Alphabet Song and would have me read this book over and over again.

A, You’re adorable . . .

B, You’re so beautiful . . .

C, You’re a cutie full of charms . . .

D, You’re a darling and . . .

E, You’re exciting . . .

F, You’re a feather in my arms . . .

G, You look good to me . . .

H, You’re so heavenly . . .

I, You’re the one I idolize . . .

J, We’re like Jack and Jill . . .

K, You are so kiss-able . . .

L, Is the love-light in your eyes . . .

M, N, O, P . . .

I could go on all day . . .

Q, R, S, T . . .

Alphabetically speaking you’re OK.

U, Made my life complete . . .

V, Means you’re very sweet . . .

W, X, Y, Z . . .

It’s fun to wander through,

The alphabet with you,

To tell you what you mean to me

A Little Bit of Sunshine by Kidsbooks Publishing

Peek out the bedroom window,

and see the morning light.

A little bit of sunshine

starts the day off right!

Sleepless Baby Girl

Twinkle, twinkle little star,

Do you know how loved you are?

Even when the night is long,

My love for you will stay strong.

Little Snowdrop

This poem was shared by bereaved parents at an infant’s funeral, sharing with those in attendance that even though a life is short, the child’s new life made a big difference.

The world may never notice

If a Snowdrop doesn’t bloom,

Or even pause to wonder

If the petals fall too soon.

But every life that ever forms,

Or ever comes to be,

Touches the world in some small way

For all eternity.

The little one we long for

Was swiftly here and gone.

But the love that was then planted

Is a light that still shines on.

And though our arms are empty,

Our hearts know what to do.

Every beating of our hearts

Says that we love you.

My Baby by Martha Benton

Ten little fingers, ten little toes –

Rosy little lips, and a button nose.

So soft and cuddly with a baby sweet smell.

Eyes so full of trust that I just can’t fail.

I know a gift of God you had to be –

How else could something so perfect come to me?

You wiggle and snuggle, gurgle and coo –

Do you know of all the love in my heart for you?

Your eyes are getting heavy,

as off to Dreamland you go –

To dream of teddy bears, kittens,

and your Mother’s love, I know.

I hold you close, and look at you with awes a little silent prayer I say —

“Thank you God, and please help me mold

this little life the right way.”

I put you in your crib so gently, and

turn to blink away the tears.

You’re my baby now, but I know it’s

just for a few short years.

The Promise

I promise to love you

and help you grow strong.

I’ll rock you to dreaming

and wake you to song.

I’ll hold you and hug you

and kiss hurts away.

I’ll be kind and gentle

We’ll dance through your day.

I’ll answer your questions

and hold back the night

and help you decide

the wrong and the right.

I’ll teach you to laugh;

I’ll be near when you cry,

and I’ll help you stand steady

when you’re ready to try.

I’ll try to be patient

and only speak true.

I promise to promise

to always love you.

The Angels Advice by Eunice Phipps

An angel dropped by this morning,

And whispered a message to me.

She said, “Your long awaited bundle of joy,

Will soon be here for all to see”.

She then whispered advice to help me know what to


And so now this list, I will share with you.

Take the warmth of the sun and it’s healing rays,

Carefully wrap it around your child.

To keep the little one safe each day,

When the journey through life gets too wild.

Catch the blessed raindrops that fall upon this earth,

Use it to bath the babe daily, from the time of its birth.

The waters from heaven will help cleanse away

The troubles of a lifetime at the end of each day.

Treat this child lovingly as each day rolls by,

And your child will learn happiness in the wink of an


Encourage your child’s curiosity to come to the fore,

And you’ll see an intelligence never witnessed before.

To soothe away the tears and answer any cries,

Will give the child great confidence on which to rely.

Use the Earth to help ground your child as it grows,

The wind will send wisdom as it whispers and blows.

Teach your child to look at the clouds up on high,

And develop imagination from those shapes in the sky.

Once the child’s journey through life has begun,

There is so much to learn, so many songs to be sung.

The glory of music fills the hearts and souls of


So play music daily, children thrive on such fun.

Teach good manners and kindness and how to share,

Hug your child often to reassure that you care.

Teach friendship, compassion and love of fellow man,

To help make this world as safe a place as you can.

All through the life of your beautiful child,

Angels will guide and protect this babe meek and mild.

They will stay there always, sending help from above,

With all this in a lifetime, your child will know love.

My Son

The sunshine of your precious smile

could melt the coldest heart.

It brightens up my dreary day

when we are far apart.

The memory of your little hand

holding mine so tight

brings a warm glow to my heart

on a cold and dreary night.

Those little arms that hug my neck

will soon be big and strong;

you’re growing up so quickly

so it won’t be very long.

So I’ll take your hugs and kisses now,

cause the day will soon be here,

when you’ll think you’re much too big,

for me to hold so near.

What Are Little Boys Made Of by Patsy Gaunt

A wee bit of dirt

and a devilish grin…

Curious eyes and

spaghetti sauce chin…

A dollop of mud

behind his right ear,

and a handful of worms in his

pocket I fear.

You see his knees through the

holes in his jeans.

he likes ice cream

but won’t eat his


He’s made of

mud pies and

bubble gum kisses

and wonder at

Christmas and birthday


and a heap of

giggles and wiggles

and love; these are the things

little boys are made of.

Mischievous Grins

Little boys come in all shapes and sizes

Shy and adventurous, full of surprises,

With misshapen halos and mischievous grins,

Small dirty faces, and sweet, sticky chins.

They’ll keep you so busy, and yet all the while

Nothing can brighten the world like their smile.

And no greater treasure has brought homes more joy

Than a curious, active, and lovable boy!

If a Child by Amanda Cater

If a child lives with criticism, / he learns to condemn.

If a child lives with hostility, / he learns to fight

If a child lives with ridicule, / he learns to be shy.

If a child lives with shame, / he learns to feel guilty.

If a child lives with tolerance, / he learns to be patient

If a child lives with encouragement, / he learns confidence

If a child lives with praise, / he learns to appreciate.

If a child lives with fairness, / he learns justice.

If a child lives with security, / he learns to have faith

If a child lives with approval, / he learns to like himself

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship,

He learns to find love in the world

A Little Girl (A Father’s Perspective) by Jim Mullen

Who would of thought,

to my surprise,

The day I looked in my daughter’s eyes,

That I would find my sunshine, my star,

my pearl,

All the thoughts in my head,

of this little girl.

You came to me late in November,

That day in my life,

I will always remember.

I did not know who I was as a man, ’till the

moment you were placed inside of my hands.

And it was at that split moment,

when you opened your eyes,

your true identity was no longer disguised.

As the lights glistened,

in your beautiful eyes,

Inside I slowly started to cry.

I was given an angel, from heavens’ above,

The final test as a man, A little girl to love.

I believe by God,

I must have been touched.

I love you Julianna,

I love you so much.

Your face lights up whenever you smile,

A glow that can last an endless mile.

Your brothers, they love you,

your mom and I the same,

You are the completion to our circle,

the caboose on our train.

Forever Young

May all your wishes come true

May you always do for others

And let others do for you

May you build a ladder to the stars

And climb on every rung

And may you stay forever young

May you grow to be righteous

May you grow up to be true

May you always know the truth

And see the light that is surrounding you

May you always be courageous

Stand upright and strong

And may you stay forever young

May your tiny hands always be busy

And may your feet always be swift

May you have a strong foundation

When the winds of change shift

May your heart always be joyful

And may your song always be sung

And may you stay forever young.

I Am Love

Some say I can fly on the wind, yet I haven’t

any wings.

Some have found me floating on the open sea,

yet I cannot swim.

Some have felt my warmth on cold nights, yet I

have no flame.

And though you cannot see me,

I lay between two lovers at the hearth of


I am the twinkle in your child’s eyes.

I am hidden in the lines of your mother’s face.

I am your father’s shield as he guards your


And yet… Some say I am stronger than steel,

yet I am as fragile as a tear.

Some have never searched for me, yet I am

around them always.

Some say I die with loss, yet I am endless.

And though you cannot hear me, I dance on the

laughter of children.

I am woven into the whispers of passion.

I am in the blessings of Grandmothers.

I embrace the cries of newborn babies.

And yet… Some say I am a flower, yet I am

also the seed.

Some have little faith in me, yet I will always

believe in them.

Some say I cannot cure the ill, yet I nourish the

tiny soul.

And though you cannot touch me, I am the

gentle hand of the kind.

I am the fingertips that caress your cheek at


I am the hug of a child.

I am love.

This Bridge by Shel Silverstein

This bridge will only take you halfway there

To those mysterious lands you long to see:

Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fairs

And moonlit woods where unicorns run free.

So come and stay awhile with me and share

The twisting trails and wondrous worlds

I’ve known.

But this bridge will only take you

halfway there –

The last few steps you’ll have to take alone.

Every Person Born into This World

Adaption from a passage by Martin Buber

Every person born into this world represents something new,

something that never existed

before, something original and unique.

It is the duty of every person in Israel to know and

consider that he is unique in the world in his particular character,

and that there has never

been someone like him before.

For if there had been someone like him before,

there would be

no need for him to be in the world.

Every single person is a new thing in the world and is

called upon to fulfill his particularity in the world.

One of the greatest joys you’ll ever know is being a parent to your child. Yes, the days are so long and the nights seem to drag on forever.

But the years are as quick as a blink of an eye.

I hope as you lay your baby down for their sweet dreams and you shower them with unconditional love, that you continue to count every family member as a precious blessing in the world today.

Those tiny footprints and tiny feet have a way of getting bigger with each passing moment.

Soon they’ll be taking their first steps, then seeing your face and knowing who you are, they will smile at you because they love you unconditionally.

Then they’ll talk nonstop about the most mundane things, like the crunchiness of toast or how a cardboard box can be both a car and a battling ram at the same time – bfut to them it’ll be their world.

So take every moment in. Cherish the sweet cuddles. Because before you know it, they’ll be having families of their own one day.


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