75 Sweet And Beautiful Poems For 1st Birthday

It feels just like yesterday when you held them for the first time, and they have already turned one! Time flies indeed, but then it leaves beautiful memories to cherish. Celebrate your child’s special day with some sweet first birthday poems. You can weave your experience of parenthood to make a special poem that can talk about your baby’s transition into toddlerhood.

Alternatively, you can take inspiration from our list of birthday poems to express your emotions seamlessly. Of course, your child will not understand its importance now, but going back to their first birthday poem will be a special moment for them once they grow up. So, read on to explore our collection of first birthday poems and rhymes to make their birthday memorable and fun.

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75 Best 1st Birthday Poems

Through these lovely first birthday poems, express your thoughts, emotions, and experiences that you have felt as parents to a sweet little wonder who is turning one.

1. Baby’s First Birthday

It’s baby’s first birthday,
A milestone year.
A moment for smiles,
And a few happy tears.
It’s hard to believe
How fast time has flown.
You started out so small,
But how quickly you’ve grown.
From rolling to sitting,
To a quick little crawl,
To your first tipsy steps,
You have conquered it all.
You’ve had a big year,
And it’s time to celebrate,
So let’s gather around
Your birthday cake.
Let’s sing happy birthday,
And help you make a wish,
And blow out that candle
With one big swish!
–Unknown

2. One Year Older

One year older
One year wiser
One year smarter
One year cuter
One year older
One year jollier
One year nicer
One year sweeter
All these things
You are going to be
On this event
As you turn one
My cute little baby
Happy 1st birthday!

3. An Amazing Year

It has really been an amazing year,
And all the richer because you are here.
Your sweet little coos are now baby talk,
And your wobbly legs are learning to walk.
Your little mouth now holds a toothy grin,
And each time you smile, another heart you win.
So we’re celebrating your special day.
This birthday is the first of many more on the way!
–Unknown

4. Like a Shining Star

Like a shining star
Bright and radiant you are
Like the deep blue skies
Calm and soothing are your eyes.
Like a bird on a tree
You make me feel chirpy.
Like a colorful rainbow
Seeds of joy in my heart you sow
Just like how fish need the oceans, blue
I also cannot live without you.
Happy 1st birthday

5. Tiny Hands And Feet

Tiny hands and feet, a year full of bliss,
Happy first birthday, our little angel’s kiss.
May this day be filled with love and grace,
And may you always find your happy place.
–Unknown

6. It Seems You Were Born Yesterday

It seems you were born yesterday.
How did you turn one so quickly?
It feels so recent when your parents.
Brought you home as a baby
This makes me realize
Time flies fast, and how
Before you grow up too soon
Let me cuddle you right now.
Happy first birthday

7. One Year Of Laughter

One year of laughter, a love so pure,
Happy first birthday, our little cure.
May this day be filled with joy and delight,
And may your future be shining and bright.
–Unknown

8. Your Untouched Innocence

Your untouched innocence
That lovely blue in your eyes
With my heart, you’ve made
Some very special ties
Your flawless little face
Fingers than tangle with mine
Brings a feel of purity
Which is just so divine
Your unfathomable sounds
Your heart-melting smile
Everything that you do
Makes my life worthwhile
Happy 1st birthday!

9. My Baby’s First Birthday

On this day, one year has passed with glee,
You’ve grown so much, as everyone can see.
With every smile and each new sound you make,
Our hearts are filled with joy for your sake.
Happy 1st Birthday, little one so dear,
May this year be filled with laughter and cheer!

–Unknown

10. One Year Is a Small Part

One year is a small part.
Of your life which has just begun
Which we will celebrate with a party
And have lots of fun.
One year is just a fraction.
Of your life, which I hope will be long
Which we will celebrate with presents
A delicious cake and a birthday song
Happy 1st birthday

11. First Birthday

You have your one word, which fills you to brimming.
It’s what’s first to be done on waking,
Often the last at day-dimming:
Lunge out an arm fiercely,
As though your heart were breaking,
Stab a finger at some stray illumination-
Lamp, mirror, distant dinner candle-
And make your piercing identification,
“ight! ‘ight! ‘ight!’
Littlest digit, you’ve got the world by the handle.
Things must open for you, you take on height,
Your sole sound in time reveal itself
As might, too, and flight. And fright.
Some will be gone. But you will come right.
–Brad Leithauser

12. Your Big And Cute Eyes

Your big and cute eyes
Your chubby little nose
You charming and sweet smile
Your curly-burly toes
Your small and soft hands
Your itsy-bitsy feet
Give me all the happiness.
And make my life complete.
You are sweeter than cupcakes
You deserve the best!
Happy first birthday!
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13. Number One

You are one,
Let’s have some fun.
Teddies or blocks,
Where are your socks?
Milk tastes so sweet,
With honey and heat.
Today we will play,
With sunshine and day.
We wish you the best,
As you grow healthy, no less.
Has it been a year?
We love you our dear.
–Martin Dejnicki

14. Although You Are Just One

Although You Are Just One, 1st birthday poem

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Although you are just one
You are already so popular.
Although you are a tiny tot
You look so dapper
Although you are an infant
You are full of grace and poise.
Although you are a baby
You are cuter than most other boys.
Although you are little
You are full of promise.
Let me wish you a happy birthday.
With cute little hugs and kisses.

15. We Remember

We celebrate with you today,
The anniversary of wombs dismay,
She screamed and yelled, with a lions roar,
Her cries were silenced, with a baby’s snore.
You crawled and fell your way upright,
We smiled with joy, a gorgeous sight!
And now you’re one, on this special day,
We love you more, than we could ever say.
–Martin Dejnicki

16. In Just One Year That Has Passed

In just one year that has passed
So much joy we have amassed
In just an year that went by
You won our hearts, little cupcake.
In just one year that has flown
Our fondness for you has grown.
A fantastic year it has been
So much happiness we have seen
All because of you, my dear baby.
You deserve the best birthday party.
Happy first birthday

17. One

This time a year ago
You were still inside my tummy.
I couldn’t wait to meet you,
Couldn’t wait to be your mummy.

We didn’t have a clue
If a girl or boy you’d be,
We were just so excited,
To complete our family.

You were born on a Wednesday,
Which makes you full of woe.
The rhyme has it all wrong though
As you’re the happiest child I know.

Your laugh is infectious,
Your whole body shakes with joy.
The simplest things are funny
To you, our gorgeous boy.

Daddy’s silly dancing,
Mummy playing peekaboo,
Your brother and sister singing,
Are all hilarious to you.

The only time you scream and shout
Is when you can see food.
Mummy telling you it’s still too hot
Really puts you in a mood.

You love it when we read you books,
You love to sing and clap your hands,
You love to crawl across the floor,
And pull yourself to stand.

You’ll soon be saying your first words,
And take your first steps too.
It’s going to be such an adventure,
The next 12 months with you.

The last year has gone so quickly,
I can’t believe you’re nearly one.
I’m so grateful to have you in my life,
My gorgeous darling son.
–Cardiff Mummy Says, cardiffmummysays.com

18. My Facebook Is Full Of Wall Posts

My Facebook is full of wall posts.
Most of my friends have sent me tweets.
My Pinterest is choked with pins.
Clearing my inbox is going to be a feat.
The hall is full of balloons
To celebrate a special event
Everyone I know is reaching out.
To tell me how cute you are
And wishing you a happy birthday.
To my adorable superstar
Happy 1st birthday!

19. Your First Birthday!

Today’s extra special,
Because you turn one!
We’ll eat cake and ice cream,
And have lots of fun.
It seems like just yesterday,
You were brand new.
And now, there are so many things,
You can do.
We’ll light your first candle,
And make a big fuss,
To be sure that you know,
You’re precious to us.
Today’s extra special,
Because you turn one!
And the best thing of all is –
Your life’s just begun!
Happy Birthday.
–Unknown

20. Did You Take a Pen To Write

Did you take a pen to write
Your name all over my heart
Did you target my soul?
By becoming a cute little dart
Did you tattoo your name?
All over my spirit
Did you scribble with a pencil?
Over my body bit by bit
You have done something.
To engrave your presence on me.
For I have fallen in love
With the cutest one-year-old baby
Happy first birthday

21. Our Lily – So Dear

Happy first birthday,
sweet baby of ours,
our hearts and our souls,
you covered with flowers.
Twelve months have passed,
with moments engraved,
our purpose in life,
you instantly paved.
Happy first birthday,
we’re doing our best,
your mommy is tired,
and needs lots of rest.
But everything is perfect,
in our eyes, as you stare,
how to love and live life,
we’ll teach you and share.
Happy first birthday,
just yesterday it all seems,
you completed our family,
and fulfilled all our dreams.
Remember to live life,
with dignity and grace,
forever our baby,
we’ll kiss and embrace.
Happy first birthday,
our Lily so dear,
thank you so much,
for the most beautiful year.
–Martin Dejnicki

22. The Way You Gape At Everyone

The way you gape at everyone
The way you try to make sounds
The way you sleep in your crib
The way you try to bounce around
The way you make every moment
Worthy enough for recollections
Cutie pie, we will recall
Your childhood forever
Happy 1st birthday

23. Today You Turn One

It’s been a year
Of watching you grow
Loving who you are now
Loving you of tomorrow
It’s been a year
Making friends with the moon
But I’d relive each night
Because I got to hold you
It’s been a year
Of us together
A newborn no longer
But my baby forever
It’s been a year
Our first trip round the sun
Happy birthday to you
Today you turn one.
–Jessica Urlichs

24. Cutie Pie

Cutie pie
Apple of my eye
Without you
My heart would go dry
Sweetie pie
I will not lie
Without you
I would surely die
Happy first birthday

25. For The Birthday Girl

A sweet little girl is turning one,
And she is ready to have some fun.
Dressed in a cute little birthday gown,
Her head is topped with a birthday crown.

A cake and gifts complete the scene,
For this pretty little birthday queen.
Family and friends from far and near,
Gather to wish her another happy year.
-Unknown

26. A Year Ago

A year ago
We didn’t know
That you will come
And make our life awesome.
One year changed
Everything drastically
For God gave us
You as our baby
Happy first birthday
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27. An Ode To Your First Birthday

The time is here, a year has passed,
It has all gone terribly fast.
Just yesterday I’m sure you were still tiny new,
with a crumpled face and newborn hue.
You are still my babe in arms, my tiny one, full of charm.
Your big hazel eyes and squishy rolls. The way you chuckle, your tiny toes.
I’ve breathed in every minute of you. The sleepless nights- the explosive poo but still I feel time has run away. Your baby face is fading every day.

As you chase your brother up the stairs, pull the cat’s tail or daddy’s chest hair, Throw your food around the lounge, or won’t settle down,
My wild and free child, my little lady, alas, I’m reminded you are no longer a baby.
Today you turn one, 365 days old, your first year on earth has been an adventure, with tears, love, laughter and so much to treasure.
Happy first birthday my darling, I love you, always.
–Unknown

28. If There Is Another Way

If There Is Another Way, 1st birthday poem

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If there is another way
To describe your cuteness
I will call it a source
Of all my happiness.
If there are any words
To describe your innocence
I will call it a synonym
Of adorable exuberance.
If there are any means
To describe your allure.
I’d say that your beauty
Is utterly pure.
Happy first birthday!

29. Your First Year

In your eyes, a universe gleams,
A year of firsts, a world of dreams.
Tiny hands that hold on so tight,
Bringing warmth to you every night.
You fill our lives with endless cheer,
Your laughter, music to our ear.
Happy birthday, precious one,
A year of love has just begun!
–Unknown

30. Being One Means Taking Up

Being one means taking up
Lots of responsibility
You will have to make your parents smile
With all your frivolity
You will have to make your guests laugh
As they pull your cheeks
You will have to hear their cute praises
And the baby lingo in which they speak
I wish you luck in the journey of life
Which you are about to embark
You are truly a bundle of joy
The epitome of life’s spark
Happy first birthday.

31. Happy First Birthday

A year has passed, oh, how you’ve grown,
From a tiny seed, a flower’s sown.
Your smile, a beacon, lights our way,
Brightening each and every day.
Your giggles dance upon the air,
A melody beyond compare.
Happy first birthday, little dear,
With every day, you bring us cheer!
–Unknown

32. Today You Have Officially Become

Today you have officially become.
The cutest one year old
No baby is more adorable than you.
Is what I have been told
Wearing a cute birthday hat
And holding a piece of cake.
As a sweet birthday boy
A pretty picture you will make.
Happy first birthday

33. Tiny Fingers, Tiny Toes

One year ago, a star was born,
Into our lives, a light was sworn.
You’ve filled our days with pure delight,
A precious gem, so pure and bright.
Tiny fingers, tiny toes,
A year of wonder, how time flows.
Happy birthday, sweetest girl,
You’ve rocked our world in every whirl!
–Unknown

34. You Are So Small And Tiny

You are so small and tiny as such
But the happiness you give is so much
You are so timid and petite
But you have become our heartbeat
You are so tender and coy
But you are a huge bundle of joy
You have turned just a year old
In our lives, you let happiness unfold
Happy first birthday.

35. Happy Birthday, Darling

A year of firsts, so much to see,
You’ve filled our hearts with endless glee.
With every smile, with every coo,
Our world is brighter, all thanks to you.
Your laughter, like a joyful song,
A melody that keeps us strong.
Happy first birthday, darling one,
Your journey’s only just begun!
–Unknown

36. You Are The Latest Fad

You are the latest fad.
You are the latest craze.
It is your charm that leaves.
Everyone in a daze
You are the one in vogue.
You are the latest obsession.
Even though my dear
You are only one

37. Dear Princess

A year of love, a year of grace,
Our hearts are wrapped in your embrace.
With every step, you light our way,
Our sunshine on a cloudy day.
Tiny hands that grasp and play,
A testament to a joyous day.
Happy first birthday, dear princess,
You fill our lives with boundless bliss!
–Unknown

38. Holding Your Tiny Finger

Holding your tiny finger
Tugging your tender cheeks
Pinching your cute nose
Makes me weak in the knees
Hugging you tight
Looking in your big eyes
Can’t believe you are One
Oh my, how time flies.
Happy 1st birthday.

39. Bundle Of Joy

From the moment you came, our world was bright,
Filling our days with sheer delight.
A year has flown, oh, how you’ve grown,
In every milestone, your brilliance shone.
With every giggle, with every grin,
Our love for you, it knows no end.
Happy first birthday, our bundle of joy,
You’ve brought a year of endless joy!
–Unknown

40. Of Melting My Heart

Of melting my heart
You have the ability
You are well-equipped
To turn me into jelly
Of making my heart soft
You the capacity
And you have the power
To do anything to me
My cutest little one
You will always be
Along with always being
My most adorable bunny
Happy 1st birthday.

41. Gift From Above

A year of cuddles, a year of love,
You’re a gift sent from above.
Tiny hands and tiny feet,
Every moment with you is oh, so sweet.
Your laughter fills the air with song,
A melody that keeps us strong.
Happy first birthday, dear daughter dear,
With every day, we hold you near!
–Unknown

42. Baby’s First Birthday

Baby’s First Birthday Poem

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It’s babys first birthday,
A milestone year.
A moment for smiles,
And a few happy tears.

It’s hard to believe.
How fast time has flown.
You started out so small,
But how quickly you’ve grown.

From rolling to sitting,
To a quick little crawl,
To your first tipsy steps,
You have conquered it all.

You’ve had a big year,
And it’s time to celebrate,
So let’s gather around.
Your birthday cake.

Let’s sing Happy Birthday,
And help you make a wish,
And blow out that candle.
With one big swish!

43. Happiest Birthday

A year of blessings, a year of joy,
You’re our precious little toy.
Your laughter brightens up our days,
In every way, you light our ways.
Tiny fingers, tiny toes,
A year of watching how you grow.
Happy first birthday, our little star,
You’ve shone so brightly, near and far!
–Unknown

44. A Piece Of My Heart

A piece of my heart
Is in your little body
You have taken
My breath away from me
Every bit of my soul
Is stored in your tiny hands
You move it around to cast
A spell-like a magic wand
Every part of my being
Loves you from head to toe
I wish you all the happiness.
Is all that I want you to know
Happy first birthday.

45. A Year Of Firsts

In your eyes, a world of wonder,
A year of love that feels like thunder.
You’ve brought such joy into our days,
A year of firsts, in countless ways.
Tiny giggles, big bright eyes,
A year of watching you grow wise.
Happy first birthday, dear daughter mine,
Our hearts with love for you entwine!
–Unknown

46. You’re Turning One!

The time has come, and you’re turning one.
Your little life has only just begun.
But it will grow bigger along with you,
And richer with all the amazing things you’ll do!

47. Our Little Prince

In just one year, you’ve brought such cheer,
With every coo, you draw us near.
Your laughter fills our hearts with glee,
A joyful sound, for all to see.
Your tiny fingers, oh so small,
Wrap around our hearts, enthralling all.
Your bright eyes gleam, like morning dew,
Reflecting a world that’s all brand new.
We cherish every step you take,
The memories you help us make.
So, on this day, we cheer and sing,
To our little prince, the future’s king.
–Unknown

48. Your Smile Is Infectious

Your smile is infectious.
Your innocence is contagious.
Your charms are magical.
Every garbled word you say is special.
Your actions are super cute.
They lift my spirits like a parachute.
You touch our lives in a special way.
Wish you a very happy first birthday.

49. One Year Ago

One year ago, you came to be,
A bundle of joy, pure ecstasy.
With every giggle, every smile,
You made our lives worthwhile.
Tiny hands and tiny feet,
You’ve made our world complete.
With every coo and every cry,
You’ve brought tears of joy to our eyes.
Happy first year, our little star,
You’ve shown us love from near and far.
May life’s adventures, big and small,
Bring you joy and love to recall.
–Unknown

50. Enjoy Life While It Is

Enjoy life while it is
All about coo, poo, and boo
Enjoy life while everyone.
Fusses over you
Enjoy life while you can
Do whatever you want.
Enjoy life while even.
A single tooth you can flaunt
Enjoy life while you have
Aged by just one year
Today we all wish you.
A happy 1st birthday, my dear

51. Dear Little One

A year has passed, oh how you’ve grown,
From a precious baby to a one-year old.
Your laughter, like a melody sweet,
Fills our hearts with endless beats.
Your tiny steps, your little coos,
Have brought to us a world of views.
With every milestone, every day,
You light up life in every way.
On this special day, we celebrate you,
Our little one, so pure and true.
May life bring you love and cheer,
Throughout each passing year.
–Unknown

52. Yesterday You Were a Baby

Yesterday a baby, now today you’re one.
Your toddler years have now begun.
Let’s mark this day with a celebration,
Full of laughter and fun, a real sensation!
And when this day is finally through,
We’ll start planning for the day you turn two!

53. Happy First Birthday

From the moment you came, our world was bright,
Filling our days with sheer delight.
A year has flown, oh how you’ve grown,
In every milestone, your brilliance shone.
With every giggle, with every grin,
Our love for you, it knows no end.
Happy first birthday, our bundle of joy,
You’ve brought a year of endless joy!
–Unknown

54. A Box Of Chocolates

A Box Of Chocolates Poem

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A box of chocolates
A pack of candy
A bunch of cookies
Is not enough, you see
Because you are
Sweeter than the sweetest
My little one-year-old
You are simply the best.
Happy 1st birthday

55. My Baby Boy

On this day, your first year’s journey’s through,
A baby boy so precious, loved by all who knew.
With each sweet smile and every joyful coo,
You’ve filled our lives with love, pure and true.

Happy first birthday, little one, it’s clear to see,
A world of wonder and joy awaits for thee!
–Unknown

56. Enjoy Your First Birthday

Enjoy your first birthday.
Everyone’s fussing over you.
As you grow older
And become two
Make hay while the sun shines
Enjoy every minute of your party
When you will grow up next year
You might be treated differently
Happy first birthday.

57. Dear Little One

Dear little one, you’re turning one,
A year of laughter, oh what fun!
You’ve kept us busy, that’s for sure,
Diapers galore, but we endure.
From tiny toes to messy hair,
You’ve made us laugh, you’ve made us care.
With every giggle, every smile,
You’ve made our lives so worth the while.
So here’s to cake and lots of cheer,
To celebrate this first year!
With love and wipes and lots of joy,
Happy first birthday, little boy!
–Unknown

58. An Amazing Year

It has really been an amazing year,
And all the richer because you are here.
Your sweet little coos are now baby talk,
And your wobbly legs are learning to walk.
Your little mouth now holds a toothy grin,
And each time you smile, another heart you win.
So we’re celebrating your special day.
This birthday is the first of many more on the way!

59. Our Little Star

To our little star, who’s turning one,
You’ve brightened up our days, you’ve won!
With every gurgle, every grin,
You’ve warmed our hearts from deep within.
You’ve kept us on our toes, it’s true,
From sleepless nights to toys askew.
But oh, the joy you’ve brought our way,
Is worth it all, come what may.
So let’s blow out this candle bright,
And celebrate with all our might.
Happy first birthday, little champ,
You’ve filled our lives with quite the stamp!
–Unknown

60. You Make Everyone Giggle

You make everyone giggle.
Because you cutely wriggle
You make everyone smile.
Your antics always beguile.
You make us weak in the knees.
You lighten us up with ease.
You are already so smart.
You rule everyone’s heart.
Happy first birthday!

61. Baby Babble

Oh, look who’s one, it’s you, our dear,
A year of antics, we hold you near.
From baby babble to first steps grand,
You’ve kept us on our toes, you understand.
Your giggles, like a melody sweet,
Have made our lives a joyous feat.
With every mess and every grin,
You’ve shown us what true love has been.
So let’s celebrate this special day,
With cake and smiles in every way.
Happy first birthday, little one,
Your journey’s only just begun!
–Unknown

62. First Year Of Your Life

If the first year of your life
Was amazing
Wait till you experience
The remaining
It will be nothing short
Of a roller coaster ride
But you will surely do great.
Making our hearts swell with pride
Happy 1st birthday.

63. Our Little Star

One year ago, a star was born,
Into our lives, a joyous morning.
You’ve filled our days with endless cheer,
From tiny coos to giggles near.
Your little steps, your curious eyes,
Have been our daily sweet surprise.
With every mess and little mess-up,
You’ve made us laugh, you little pup.
So here’s to you, our bundle bright,
Happy first year, what a sight!
With love and laughter, joy and glee,
We celebrate you, wild and free!
–Unknown

64. For the Birthday Girl

A sweet little girl is turning one,
And she is ready to have some fun.
Dressed in a cute little birthday gown,
Her head is topped with a birthday crown.
A cake and gifts complete the scene,
For this pretty little birthday queen.
Family and friends from far and near,
Gather to wish her another happy year.

65. Giggles

To our little birthday star,
Who’s come so far, who’s raised the bar.
From sleepy nights to messy days,
You’ve filled our hearts in countless ways.
Your giggles echo in the halls,
Your little voice, it never stalls.
From baby food to tiny shoes,
You’ve brought us laughter, you little muse.
So let’s celebrate this one short year,
With cake and smiles and lots of cheer.
Happy first birthday, little dear,
You’re our bundle of joy, that’s clear!

–Unknown

66. Mickey Mouse Is Here

Mickey Mouse is here
To wish you a birthday full of cheer
Donald Duck has come
To make your birthday awesome
Goofy is shouting out aloud
That you are kid who will do us proud
Not to forget Scooby-Doo
Who says Scooby dooby doo?
Happy first birthday.

67. Baby Food

On your first birthday, let’s not pretend,
You’ve turned our lives into a wild, fun blend.
From baby food flung across the floor,
To those late-night cries that we can’t ignore.
But oh, the joy you’ve brought, it’s clear,
Our laughter’s louder with you near, my dear.
So here’s to cake and a messy spree,
Happy first birthday, little one, we decree!
–Unknown

68. For the One-derful Birthday Boy

For the One-derful Birthday Boy Poem

Image: Shutterstock

Have a one-derful 1st birthday, dear boy,
You’ve brought our lives so much joy.
With your sunshine-y grin,
And your cute dimpled chin,
You play our heartstrings like a violin.

Have a one-derful birthday, little guy.
You’re the apple of everyone’s eye.
With your cute little toes,
And your sweet button nose,
You’re the best, and everyone knows!

69. Diapers And Drool

It’s been a year of diapers and drool,
But your cuteness, it’s been worth the whirlpool.
From sleepless nights to messy playdates,
You’ve filled our lives with love, no debates.
With every giggle, with every coo,
You’ve shown us what a baby can do.
So let’s blow out the candle, have a ball,
Happy first birthday, our little bundle of squall!
–Unknown

70. Everyone Isn’t Fortunate

Everyone isn’t fortunate.
To have such a gift.
To get parents like yours.
And a wonderful family.
You are possibly the most.
Blessed one-year-old than can be
You are your parents’ darling daughter.
Who is very lucky
Happy birthday.

71. Endless Naps

You’re one-year-old, and what a ride,
From endless naps to baby pride.
With every mess and every stain,
You’ve brought us joy through every strain.
Your first steps and those baby gurgles,
Have filled our lives with endless chuckles.
So here’s to you, our tiny mirth,
Happy first birthday, little one, on Earth!
–Unknown

72. Our Lily – So Dear

Happy first birthday,
sweet baby of ours,
our hearts and our souls,
you covered with flowers.
Twelve months have passed,
with moments engraved,
our purpose in life,
you instantly paved.
Happy first birthday,
we’re doing our best,
your mommy is tired,
and needs lots of rest.
But everything is perfect,
in our eyes, as you stare,
how to love and live life,
we’ll teach you and share.
Happy first birthday,
just yesterday, it all seems,
you completed our family,
and fulfilled all our dreams.
Remember to live life,
with dignity and grace,
forever our baby,
we’ll kiss and embrace.
Happy first birthday,
our Lily so dear,
our wishes are always with you,
may you have the most beautiful year.

73. Toothless Smiles

A year has passed, oh how you’ve grown,
From toothless smiles to a giggle of your own.
Your baby babble, a language so sweet,
You’ve made our lives a joyous treat.
From pacifiers to baby shoes,
You’ve conquered life, there’s no excuse.
So let’s have some cake and fun today,
Happy first birthday, our little ray!
–Unknown

74. I Give You a Hug

I give you a hug
You give me a tug
I give you a smile
To respond, you take a while
With you, I like to cuddle
You return it back with a nuzzle
For you, my bundle of joy
I have brought a toy
To celebrate your birthday
In my own cute way.

75. Birthday Boy

To the birthday baby, who’s turning one,
A year of messes, but oh, what fun!
From baby food fights to diaper flings,
You’ve kept us laughing at the wildest things.
With every crawl and every tumble,
You’ve made our hearts simply rumble.
So here’s to you, our little star,
Happy first birthday, wherever you are!
–Unknown

Note: The poems in this collection are not original works of MomJunction but have been sourced from various authors. No claim of ownership is being made by us. Credit has been given wherever the details were available. If you are the original author of any poem and wish to have it credited or removed, please contact us. We value the creative rights of authors and will address your request promptly.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. When is the best time to recite a 1st birthday poem?

Right before cutting the cake, you can recite the poem when everyone is patiently waiting. This is the best time to get the attention of the guests.

2. How do I choose the right 1st birthday poem for my child?

Choose the poem that perfectly encapsulates your excitement and happiness about your child growing up. You may also pick poems that contain glimpses of how you wish your child to be once they grow up.

3. How do I make a 1st birthday poem more personal?

Composing a poem yourself can help make a poem more personal. You may also include special connotations or wishes for your child in the poem.

You might be experiencing a whirlwind of emotions now that your baby has turned one year old. You may want to say a lot, and these 1st birthday poems listed above might help you do so. Because your baby cannot comprehend you at this time, you can produce a video or write down your favorite pick or ideas in a poem for your child to read when they are old enough. It will become a happy and cherished memory for all time. You can express how much your little angel means to you and how they are the center of your universe through these lovely poems and what your desires for them are, how grateful and delighted you are, and so on. You can include their traits like how playful they are and how you want them to maintain their essence as they grow up.


A child’s first birthday is special for every parent. Celebrate your baby’s first birthday with heartfelt wishes and poems! Learn how to express your love and joy with this special video on First Birthday Wishes.

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