Writing a personalised 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.

There are lots of personalised baby books to choose from, including classic nursery rhymes and books with beloved modern characters. If you’re struggling to think of something extra special to write in a baby book, then here’s some baby book inscription ideas for the different occasions in a little one’s first year.

Baby Book Inscription Ideas


Baby Book Inscriptions for Christenings/Baptisms

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 favourite as they grow older and learn to read, a personalised gift will always be cherished. Here’s 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 christening, 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! 

Baby Book Inscription Ideas
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 personalised 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 colourful board book. If you’re searching for inspiration about what to inscribe in a baby book for this auspicious occasion, then why not customise 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 are 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! 

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’s 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 personalised baby book extra thoughtful!