So, you just found out you’re expecting a new little one in the family! Perhaps you and your partner have already started talking about plans, expectations and hopes for your future. But, you haven’t announced the news to the public yet. After all, this is big, so how do you know where to start?
Announcing your pregnancy is a huge deal, and with social media these days, it’s also an incredibly public one. How do you choose an announcement that’s cute and personal at the same time? If you’re not sure what to do, here are the nine best baby announcement ideas to get you started.
1. Personalized Onesie
This is a simple, classic and adorable announcement idea. Decorate a onesie for your future little one, then snap a pic to share on social media with the news. You can do a saying like, “Can’t wait to meet you,” or add customized text along the lines of, “Baby [Last Name] expected [date].”
2. Cute Chalkboard
If you already have a chalkboard lying around the house, put it to good use with your baby announcement! Recruit one of your friends or family members with nice handwriting to design the chalkboard and announce your new baby. Then, snap a quick photo and share it on your social media pages.
3. Only Child Expiring
For the family who already has a kiddo, get them involved with the announcement with an “Only Child Expiring” post. After all, they have been an only child until this point, but there now comes a time when they will have to share the spotlight. Or, embrace the “Promoted to Big Brother/Sister” post for another fun option.
4. Seasonal Surprise
Depending on the time of year, a seasonal announcement is always a silly way to share the news of your baby with a relevant twist. For example, with the Fourth of July right around the corner, you could share a picture with the caption, “Our little firework is on the way!” Get creative and explore seasonal ideas for every time of year.
5. Pet Proclamation
Maybe you don’t have a human child right now, but your fur baby is definitely a member of the family. Include your dog, cat or other animal friend in the announcement with a pet proclamation. For a cute example, hang a sign on your dog that says, “Mom and Dad are getting me a human!”
Are you a family of surfers? Skateboarders? Guitar players? If your family enjoys a hobby together, embrace your newest member with a hobby-oriented announcement. For instance, for the family who loves superhero movies, get dressed up in your best costumes with the caption, “Every superhero needs a sidekick!”
7. Grandparent Joy
Are your parents close by in the area? Let them know the exciting news with a present, game or little note. But of course, don’t forget to capture the magical moment on video and share their joy with others on social media. Make your parents’ days with the news, and include others in the special moment.
8. Rainbow Baby
A rainbow baby refers to a healthy baby born after a couple has struggled with infertility, miscarriage or infant loss. Rainbow babies are an incredible gift, and an extra-special way to announce your little one. Welcome your baby into the world by sharing about the rainbow, and the deeper meaning behind the term.
9. No More Wine
This is a funny one! If you’re an expecting mom, it’s time to say “goodbye” to alcohol for the next nine months or longer. Make a joke out of this and announce your pregnancy with a photo of you and your spouse and two wine glasses...one full and the other one empty. Caption it, “No wine for me for awhile!” That is, of course, unless it’s alcohol-free.
Announcing your soon-to-be baby to the world is one of the most exciting times of being pregnant. If you’re not sure what to do, keep these ideas in mind for fun, silly and sweet baby announcement ideas. Then sit back, enjoy your pregnancy and prepare for your little one on the way.