If you’re struggling to think of something extra special to write in a baby book, then here are some baby book inscription ideas for the different occasions in a little one’s first year:

  • New baby
  • Baptism/Christening
  • First birthday
  • First Christmas

Writing a personalized message in a book for a new baby is a great way to show how happy you were to welcome them into the world. They can look back fondly at a special gift made just for them in years to come.

The messages here will differ from what to write in a baby shower book, as these are more tailored to the baby themselves, not the parents!

Baby Book Inscriptions for a New Baby

If your loved ones have just welcomed a new baby into the world, giving the little one their own personalized book is a wonderful gift to commemorate the start of their life. The new parents can read the special book to their baby, and they can read it themselves when they get older!

A book is a lovely keepsake that the child can hold onto throughout their lives as one of their earliest gifts and a sentimental part of their childhood. Here are some baby book inscriptions to celebrate their date of birth. 

Welcome to the world, little one! Here’s a book made especially for you!

We’re so grateful to welcome you into our family, you are loved by so many.

We can’t wait to see you grow up and experience everything life has to offer!

Let the adventure begin!

One tiny baby surrounded by so many people who love them. Here’s to the beginning of your wonderful life.

We can’t wait to babysit and spend more time with you.

May your life be filled with joy, happiness and laughter. 

May you always be kept tight and snug as you grow up!

Welcome to the very beginning of an exciting journey with wonderful family and friends around you.

Baby Book Inscriptions for Baptisms and Christenings

A book is a wonderful gift for a child to look back on and treasure, especially when it commemorates one of their earliest occasions. It’s a thoughtful way to show how happy family and friends were to be gathered together to wish them a blissful start in life.

Whether you choose a book for them to enjoy now, or one to become a favorite as they grow older and learn to read, a book is something that’ll always be cherished.

Here are some inscription ideas that will make their gift memorable forever, particularly when they revisit the book in the future.

We are so delighted to welcome you to our family, and to the church on this special day!

On the day of your baptism, I wish you a life filled with happiness and adventure!

Welcome to the world! We are all so happy to be with you on this wonderful occasion!

When you read this book, remember how much we all love you!

Wishing you all of the love and happiness in the world on the day of your baptism.

Looking forward to reading this book together with you soon! 

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Baby Book Inscriptions for Baby’s First Birthday

A first birthday is one of the biggest landmarks in a baby’s life. Family and friends get together to celebrate in awe of how quickly the little one has grown in the past year, and a personalized book is the perfect gift to remember this spectacular day.

Choose from bedtime stories and nursery rhymes to enjoy together, or give them a fun and bright way to learn with a colorful board book. If you’re searching for inspiration about what to inscribe in a baby book for this auspicious occasion, then why not customize one of the following inscriptions for the soon-to-be one-year-old in your life?

Welcome to single figures! Have an amazing day!

Wishing you lots of cuddles, cake, and fun on your first birthday!

On your very first birthday, we wish you a wonderful time. May it be the first of many!

It seems like only yesterday we were welcoming you into the world! Congratulations on your first birthday!

You’re growing and learning more every day, and it is a delight to watch you! Happy birthday!

Here’s a book to help feed your eager young mind! Have a fantastic birthday!

Today, we celebrate one year of having you in our lives – thank you for making every moment a treasure!

Hoping to be with you for many more magical birthdays to come! Have a blessed first birthday!

We can’t believe you’re turning one already! Enjoy your first birthday and all the others that follow.

Baby Book Inscriptions for Baby’s First Christmas

A book is a lovely gift for a child’s first Christmas, whether it’s a picture book to play with and enjoy, or a classic story that can be read to them while they snuggle up on a cold December evening!

Here are some ideas for a thoughtful baby book made especially for this festive occasion.

Santa says you’ve been very good, and he’s asked me to give you this special book!

Happy first Christmas! Wishing you every happiness at this magical time of year!

This is your first Christmas and we’ve been so excited to share it with you! May it be full of joy and cheer!

Sending you lots of love for your first Christmas, and your first New Year!

Welcome to Christmas – you’re going to love it!

Wishing you all of the joys of the season on your very first Christmas!

They say Christmas is all about the children, so make sure you take advantage of that and get lots of cuddles today!

I hope you will enjoy this book and have lots of fun learning all about Christmas!

Wishing you lots of wonderful new tastes and experiences on your first Christmas Day!

We’ve been looking forward to spending your first Christmas with you, our new Christmas star!

Hopefully these suggestions have inspired you to write something meaningful to make your baby book extra thoughtful!

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