Just had a baby? YAY! This is a beautiful time…and an exhausting time. Sharing the news of your little one’s arrival is high on the list of important things, because friends and family are eagerly awaiting the news. And who doesn’t want to show off their precious new addition?

But after delivery, and with the first several hours or days of sleeplessness, you might be lacking in creative ideas to caption your baby’s first photo. If you’re looking for cute, heartfelt, or sentimental ways to announce your baby’s birth, look no further than our convenient list of the best wording for a baby announcement on social media.

Any of the catchy phrasing on this list can be followed by “Welcoming—” or other short and simple wording to include Baby’s name, birth stats, and additional details. Get the big siblings involved, make it all about the little one, or include a bit of humor if you’re up for it. This is a big moment, but it doesn’t have to wear you out. Here are all our favorite ways to share your baby’s birth. 

Simple Birth Announcement Ideas

All that matters is that friends, family, and followers get to see that sweet face or learn the little one’s name. If you’re not up for being too wordy, these very basic baby announcement photo captions will do the trick. Pair with a photograph (if you’re planning to share Baby’s face with the world) and/or the arrival date and info and leave it at that. Easy peasy!

  • She/He/They’re Here!
  • Proudly Presenting…
  • Just the stats. (Name, date/time of arrival, length, weight. Done!)
  • Welcome, [Insert Baby’s Name Here]
  • Big Brother/Sister [Name] is Thrilled to Announce…
  • Look who’s here! 
  • We’re thrilled to share the news…
  • OMG, we’re parents!
  • And just like that… [Baby’s name] is here.
  • And then there were 3… (or 4 or 5 or whatever’s true for your family!)

Sentimental Birth Announcement Ideas

If you’d like to add a little flourish, you can caption your baby’s birth announcement with some sweet and sentimental language. (Consider borrowing the wording from your fave artist, too!) You can be emotive without knocking out a paragraph. Keep it brief and authentic, including a photo and/or stats below. Facebook also handily has “feeling” tags you can include to take even more of the guesswork out; a quick browse and selection from that list paired with some of this wording is all you need to make your baby’s announcement emotional and lovely.

  • With so much love and pride, we present our [daughter/son]
  • …And Baby Makes Three (...Or however many this baby makes!)
  • Best. Day. Ever. 
  • Over the 🌙 
  • Love at first sight is REAL!
  • [He/She] was totally worth the wait.
  • They were right. There’s no feeling in the world like this.
  • It’s hard to believe our family’s complete! Proudly welcoming [Name], a new baby for you all to meet.
  • (For a subsequent child after your first) I can’t believe we get to do this again! Welcoming...
  • The best things in life are not things. Proudly announcing the best thing that’s ever happened to us!
  • Just when we thought our hearts couldn’t get fuller…
  • Proof that love can only be multiplied…

Religious/Spiritual Birth Announcement Ideas

For the more religious parents or those looking for a spiritual/connectedness angle, these simple captions will do the trick. Start with this wording, and then add “proudly presenting,” “welcome to the family, [Name]” or another simple introduction right after.

  • For this child, we have prayed. 
  • So very blessed.
  • Our little miracle is here. 
  • Fearfully & Wonderfully Made
  • L’Chaim! To life! A new life is here.
  • Mashallah—so grateful and blessed with this new little one.
  • All of God’s grace in one little face. 

Gender Reveal Birth Announcement Ideas

Team green babies have some of the most anticipated announcements, because not only are friends and family waiting on a name and photo, but they’re dying to know if you’re having a boy or girl. There are so many creative ways to share your team-green baby news, and it quite simply can involve just an image of your child in a pink or blue outfit. These easy caption ideas make posting your baby news even easier, when letting everyone in on the exciting news.

  • It’s a… (Old school, but why not? We love this classic verbiage!)
  • Our Little [Princess/Prince] is here
  • Oh Boy!
  • Baby Boy Joy
  • A bouncing baby boy has joined us!
  • Guess it’s time to “Buy some blue sh*t!” (The Knocked Up movie quote is a slam-dunk for funny parents)
  • Sugar & Spice
  • We’re Tickled Pink 
  • Bring on the Bows! 

Sibling Birth Announcement Ideas

Welcome baby #2-plus to the family? Get the proud big brother(s) or sister(s) in on sharing the news with sweet wording from their perspective. These can be super simple or more wordy; you can even add a quote or a genuine reaction from your older child for laughs. Or, stick with one of these adorable older sibling announcement lines:

  • Oh, Brother!
  • Hey, Sister!
  • A little [brother/sister] has joined our crew!
  • [Big sister’s name] is tickled pink to announce...
  • Our little Maverick just got his Goose!
  • [NAME] has been promoted to big brother/sister!
  • [NAME] has some BIG news to share! Announcing his/her little brother/sister
  • [NAME] proudly introduces his/her new best friend!
  • I guess it’s time to teach [NAME] the importance of sharing!
  • Our little mister just got a sister!

    Seasonal Birth Announcement Ideas

    Announcing your baby’s birth at a special time of year? Hint: It’s always a special time of year. These seasonal and holiday caption ideas will help you creatively announce your Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer baby.

    • We love you snow much, [Name]
    • Baby New Year is here.
    • Lots of love (for a Valentine’s Day announcement)
    • Look who’s hatched!
    • On a perfect day in May...
    • Our little sunshine is here!
    • The cutest pumpkin in the patch 
    • All treat, no tricks
    • Santa baby!
    • Look what Santa brought us this year
    • A little miracle, just in time for [insert religious holiday here].

    Funny Birth Announcement Ideas

    Funny birth announcement ideas are perfect for the parent or parents who lean into humor for the big and small moments. Get a chuckle out of friends and loved ones when you share your baby’s birth with one of these cute and funny captions. 

    • We did a thing. Introducing: [Name]
    • They don’t call it “labor” for nothing… 
    • She’s BACK! (Featuring Mom holding up a glass of wine for “Cheers!”)
    • Hey y’all, I’m [Baby’s Name] 
    • Oops, we did it again! (Especially funny if you never announced your pregnancy)
    • [She/He] Ran out of womb
    • Stop your scroll… this is BIG.
    • New Kid on the Block
    • We made a human.
    • Holy sh*t, we have a baby!
    • We make babies; what’s your superpower?  

    Early Baby Announcements

    If your baby arrived early, the news will come as a shock to many. Let everyone in on the joy with a sweet introduction for that tiny babe who just couldn’t wait any longer to make their appearance. 

    • Ready or not! Here [he/she] came.
    • The stork was in a hurry…
    • Mommy was SO over being pregnant.
    • Upgraded to priority!
    • It looks like this little one just didn’t want to miss [insert holiday/event]

    Late Baby Announcements

    On the flip side, if you went over 40 weeks, you know everyone in your circle has been waiting on pins and needles for the news. These cute caption ideas are designed for those babies who just didn’t want to leave the warmth and comfort of the inside in a timely manner.

    • Fashionably late—introducing [Name]!
    • A little late, but worth the wait.
    • Apparently, 9 months weren’t enough…
    • What’s a few extra weeks of being pregnant when you get this at the end?
    • [He/She] is finally here!
    • The moment we've all been waiting (and waiting and waiting) for has arrived!

    Meaningful Quotes for Birth Announcements

    At this sentimental and special moment, you might want to introduce your little one with a beautiful quote. Especially if you can’t quite find the words through the delirium, here are some lovely words to encapsulate a range of feelings at the birth of your baby—the very start of their childhood! One of these paired with a photo or just their name is a perfect way to share the news of your baby’s birth.

    • Your first breath took ours away.
    • “Like stars are to the sky, so are the children to our world.”  —Chinonye J. Chidolue
    • For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you.
    • “It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.” —Terri Guillemets
    • Something tells me I am going to love him/her forever.
    • “With every newborn baby, a little sun rises.” —Irmgard Erath
    • “And she loved a little boy very much, even more than she loved herself.” —The Giving Tree

    Birth Announcement Ideas for Multiples

    Every birth is a big deal, but when more than one baby is born at once, the news just seems even—well—bigger! If you’re welcoming two or more babies, play up the twin/triplet angle with an adorable announcement that tugs at everyone’s heartstrings, makes a funny statement, or simply lets the world know your hearts are very, very full.

    • Double trouble! Our twins are here.
    • Double the fun–we’ve got two instead of one!
    • Send wine on the “double!” The babies have arrived.
    • Prayers answered… and answered again. We’ve got twins!
    • Our hearts have grown two sizes; the babies are here!
    • Proudly introducing the two halves of our hearts
    • Why have one baby when you can have three? Introducing the [LAST NAME] triplets
    • Blessings come in threes!
    • There are so many beautiful people in the world, but we’d like to introduce you to our new favorites…
    • Huge news coming in 1, 2, 3! 
    • Nope, you’re not seeing double…we had TWINS!

    Baby is here! Now what?

    About Jenny Studenroth Gerson

    Jenny Studenroth Gerson is an Atlanta-based lifestyle journalist and novelist (Let Me Let You Go, 2020). Her work can be seen in publications including HuffPost, Cosmo, and WSJ, among many others. Jenny has researched thousands of baby names, combed through hundreds of nursery designs, and curated dozens of baby shower guides, making her absolutely the mom—and writer—you want to talk to when planning for Baby. When not meeting deadlines, she is chasing toddlers or chugging coffee—or both! Find her on Instagram @ourlifeinrosegold for mom hacks and more.

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