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The news of your baby’s arrival is some of the happiest news of your life! Sharing it with others is half the fun. To get the word out to your friends and family, read the birth announcement ideas in this article and find one that fits your family and personality perfectly.

But before we get to the ideas, let’s discuss what information to include and some of the pros and cons of a printed announcement versus a social media post.

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What To Include On Your Birth Announcement

Your Baby’s Full Name

First things first: Be sure to include your baby’s full name! Introducing your baby is, after all, the whole point of the birth announcement.

A Photo

Newborn photo being taken for birth announcement

The second most important thing is a photo of your new little one. Whether you have professional photos taken or shoot one with your phone, your baby will be just as cute, and your loved ones will be able to sufficiently ooh and aah.

Parents’ And Siblings’ Names

Many birth announcements include the names of the baby’s parents and siblings. However, each family is unique, and you may want to include grandparents, other important people, or beloved pets.

Weight And Height

While it would be a bit strange to announce an adult’s weight and height out of the blue, everyone enjoys knowing these details about the new little one.

Day And Time Of Birth

Announce your baby’s brand new birthday by including the day and exact time of their entrance into the world. Adding the location is also an option.

Your Baby Registry Information

Not everyone will have a baby registry, but if you do, include the registry information. There’s no shame in allowing friends and family to care for you and your family after your baby’s birth.

Extra Information

Lastly, any birth announcement idea goes since this is your way of introducing your baby to the world. Include any other information that you deem important. That may be the baby's gender, who delivered your little one, how long labor was, or a funny or meaningful story.

Printed Announcements Versus Digital

Mom announcing her birth digitally

When it comes to mailing birth announcements versus posting the news on social media or via email, what’s the best option? It’s entirely up to you — there’s no right or wrong way to do it. But digital announcements do have their benefits.

Announcing virtually (on social media or through email) is a money-saver, making it a good option if you’re on a budget. As for saving time, making a social media post or email is certainly the most time-efficient way to announce.

Another advantage is that your friends and family can instantly congratulate you and fawn over the baby by commenting directly on the post or replying in a message.

Finally, digital announcements are much friendlier to the earth, producing less waste and using fewer natural resources.

Regardless of how you choose to share the news, you’ll want to make it cute and special! So, here are 16 birth announcement ideas that will help you find the perfect fit for your family.

Birth Announcement Ideas

birth announcement ideas

Formal Announcement

1) A Professional Photo

For the most formal birth announcement, use a classy, professional photo of your little one. Plus, this is a special memento for you to have for years to come.

2) Formal Wording

For formal wording to announce your baby’s birth, consider the following phrases:

  • “We are delighted to announce the arrival of (your baby’s name).”
  • “Join us as we welcome (your baby’s name).”
  • “(The parents’ names) joyfully announce the birth of their (daughter/son).”
  • “(The parents’ names) are happy to welcome (your baby’s name).”

You can then include all of the necessary information about your baby’s birth. For example:

“Born on Friday, the twenty-ninth of April
two thousand and twenty-two
at 7:00 in the evening
weighing 8 pounds 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches.”

Informal Announcement

3) Informal Wording

  • “Our family has grown!”
  • “There’s a new kid on the block.”
  • “The stork made a delivery.”
  • “She’s/He’s here!”
  • “We’ve added to the family.”
  • “Our family has grown.”
  • “Hi everyone! My name is (your baby’s name).”
  • “This baby was worth the wait. Join us in welcoming (your baby’s name).”
  • “This little one made us parents.”
  • “Over the moon for (your baby’s name).”
  • “Love at first sight.”
  • “The wait is over.”
  • “Say hello to this bundle of joy.”
  • It’s a boy/girl!

4) Funny Wording

  • “We did a thing. Say ‘hi’ to (your baby’s name).”
  • For a newspaper theme: “Read all about it!”
  • “(Your baby’s name) ran out of womb.”
  • “Stop scrolling. Big news.”
  • “I made dis.”
  • “We made a baby.”

Holiday Or Seasonal Themes

Mom holding newborn

5) Winter, Christmas, And New Year

Snow, Christmas, Santa, and the glitz of New Year’s all make excellent birth announcement ideas.

Winter and Christmas wording options:

  • “We’ve added one. The more the merrier!”
  • “Our Christmas gift came early.”
  • “The best gift.”
  • “It’s gonna be a good year.”
  • “We love this baby snow much.”

6) Spring

Choose all things floral, bright, and green for spring birth announcements. If you have a May baby, go with a springtime phrase, such as “One perfect day in May, we welcomed (your baby’s name).”

7) Summer

For a summer baby, opt for a fun-in-the-sun photo and summery wording, such as “Introducing our little sunshine!”

8) Fall

Think earthy tones, Halloween, pumpkins, fall leaves, or Thanksgiving themes.

Wording ideas:

  •  “We’re giving thanks for our little one.”
  • “Say hello to this little pumpkin.”

For Your Daughter

9) Baby Girl Wording

  • “Once upon a time…”
  • “Tickled pink.”
  • “Overjoyed to welcome our darling daughter.”
  • “Sugar, spice, and everything nice.”
  • “Tickled pink. Meet (your baby’s name).”

For Your Son

Mom and dad with newborn

10) Baby Boy Wording

  • “Oh boy! We finally got to meet (your baby’s name).”
  • “Meet our new little man.”
  • “Hey there, handsome.”

With Your Older Child

11) A Photo With Their Sibling

  • A photo of your older child meeting the newborn for the first time
  • A professional photo of the new siblings
  • A Dr. Seuss style photo of your kids dressed as Thing 1 and Thing 2
  • A photo of your newborn kicking your toddler out of the crib

12) Wording For Your Second (Or Third) Child

  • “Then there were two.”
  • “Here we grow again.”
  • “We did it again!”
  • “The family’s growing!”
  • “Welcoming the new addition, (your baby’s name).”
  • “(Your older child’s name) announces their new sidekick.”

Twins Or Triplets

Twins with Mustela gentle cleansing gel

13) Wording For Twins

  • “Double trouble!”
  • “Our hands are as full as our hearts.”
  • “Double the fun.”
  • “The best things in life come in pairs.”
  • “Seeing double.”
  • “They say two heads are better than one.”

14) Wording For Triplets

  • “Introducing the three musketeers.”
  • “Not one, not two, but three!”
  • “The miracle we asked for — times three!”

Premature

15) Premature Baby Wording

  • “They just couldn’t wait!.”
  • “Someone was in a hurry.”
  • “The stork made an early delivery.”
  • “Mom got tired of being pregnant.”
  • “(Your baby’s name) was tired of missing out on the fun.”

Faith-Based Announcement

16) Faith-Based Wording

  • “For this child, I prayed.”
  • “Blessed to welcome (your baby’s name).”
  • “#blessed”
  • “This child is a miracle.”
  • “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
  • “God’s gift to us.”

Caring For Yourself

Mom kissing newborn baby

If you’re scrolling birth announcement ideas, that means you’ve got a brand new baby in your home or their arrival is any day now!

As much as your precious little one steals the show, if you’re the parent who gave birth, you’ll be navigating the postpartum period. Remember to take special care of yourself during the fourth trimester.

Among other things, that means resting, asking for help when needed, letting go of unrealistic expectations, and caring for your skin.

If you’re breastfeeding, it’s important to tend to your nipples, especially if they become sore. Use a soothing and restorative nipple cream, such as Nursing Comfort Balm to keep your skin comfortable while nursing.

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Birth Announcement Ideas To Welcome Your Bundle Of Joy

Parents holding newborn while thinking of birth announcement ideas

Welcoming a new baby to the family is an exciting time, and creating the perfect birth announcement for your little one makes it even more special.

Just don’t forget to take care of yourself as a new parent in the midst of the excitement. If you’re a breastfeeding mom, soothe your nipples with Nursing Comfort Balm, and care for your skin with our travel-friendly Multi-purpose Balm with 3 Avocado Extracts for the whole family.

Double your joy by sharing the news of your baby’s birth with those you love. Whether you choose printed or virtual announcements, with the birth announcement ideas in this article, you’re sure to come up with the perfect way to let everyone in on the good news!