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29 Sweet Quotes To Dedicate To Your Rainbow Baby

Because they deserve some extra special sentiments.

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Suffering the loss of a child is probably one of the most unimaginable pains a hopeful parent can endure. That's why the baby born after the one you've lost is considered a “rainbow baby,” a special sign of hope after a tragedy. August 22 is National Rainbow Baby Day, which exists to celebrate these miracle babies. Whether you're honoring your rainbow baby on this special holiday, or just want some sweet quotes to bring you hope while you’re still grieving, there are many special phrases that really encompass what it means to love a child after a loss.

What does “rainbow baby” mean?

A rainbow baby is a term used to describe a child born to a family who has suffered from a miscarriage, stillbirth, or other infant loss. And a double rainbow baby is one born after two back-to-back losses. They’re the “rainbow” after the storm and the light at the end of a dark tunnel.

When is National Rainbow Baby Day?

National Rainbow Baby Day is on August 22 every year. And while pregnancy loss and rainbow infants have always been part of life, the holiday recognizing the joy of rainbow babies is a fairly recent creation. National Rainbow Baby Day was created in 2018 by Alexis DelChiaro, an infertility awareness advocate and mother of three.

Coping with the loss of a child, whether it was six weeks into a pregnancy or six years after they were born, is the hardest thing a parent can go through, which is why rainbow babies are so important and special — both to those who have them and those who hope to.

Hopefully these quotes bring some sort of peace and help you celebrate the little bundle of joy you have in your life. And as a rainbow baby myself, these quotes certainly make me feel honored and loved.


Short and sweet rainbow baby quotes

  • “Rainbows remind us that after the darkest clouds, and the fiercest winds, there is still beauty.” — Katrina Mayer
  • “For this child, we have prayed.” — 1 Samuel 1:27-28
  • “The greater your storm, the brighter your rainbow.” — Unknown
  • “No rain, no rainbows.” — Unknown
  • “Look for the rainbow, not the rain.” — Unknown
  • “Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud.” — Maya Angelou
  • “Dreams really do come true, my sweet rainbow baby, I’ve been waiting for you.” — Unknown
  • “Rainbows remind us that even after the darkest of clouds, and fiercest winds, there is still beauty.” — Katrina Mayer
  • “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you got to put up with the rain.” — Dolly Parton
  • “You are the rainbow that adds colors to my gray skies.” — Avijeet Das


Literary quotes about rainbows

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  • “Before there was me, there was another baby. Then some storms came, and when they were over, there was color and light that's me!” — I Am a Rainbow Baby by Lindsey Leask
  • “When we lose one blessing, another is most often unexpectedly given in its place.” — C.S. Lewis
  • "This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds, laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your heart, hugs when spirits sag, beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe, confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth, love to complete your life." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "Love was a feeling completely bound up with color, like thousands of rainbows superimposed one on top of the other." — Paulo Coelho
  • “The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star-dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched." — Walden by Henry David Thoreau
  • “Walk on a rainbow trail; walk on a trail of song, and all about you will be beauty. There is a way out of every dark mist, over a rainbow trail.” — Robert Motherwell
  • "Three weeks ago, he’d seen hail fall from the sky, only to be followed minutes later by a spectacular rainbow that seemed to frame the azalea bushes. The colors, so vivid they seemed almost alive, made him think that nature sometimes sends us signs, that it’s important to remember that joy can always follow despair." — The Choice by Nicholas Sparks


Rainbow Baby Quotes From Poems

  • “Welcome rainbow baby; You’ve made this world a brighter place; You’ve helped heal your parents’ hearts; We gaze upon your tiny face and see a future bright again.” — S.L. Thornton
  • “Rain is only temporary, we may recall the storm, but the sun comes again and a rainbow is born.” — Ms. Moem
  • "Oh, God of Dust and Rainbows, Help us to see, That without the dust the rainbow, Would not be." — Langston Hughes
  • “Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray.” — Lord Byron
  • "My heart is like a rainbow shell, That paddles in a halcyon sea; My heart is gladder than all these, Because my love is come to me." — Christina Rossetti


Rainbow Baby Quotes From Songs

  • “She's like a rainbow; Coming, colours in the air” — The Rolling Stones
  • “Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection; the lovers, the dreamers, and me.” — Kermit the Frog
  • “No more teardrops now that I've found a love so true; I got a pocketful of rainbows, got an armful of you.” — Elvis Presley
  • "Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true." — “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”
  • “So when the winds are howling strong, and you think you can't go on, hold tight, sweetheart; You'll find a rainbow, rainbow, baby; Trust me, I know life is scary; But just put those colors on, girl; Come and play along with me tonight.” — Kesha
  • “Well the sky has finally opened; The rain and wind stopped blowin'; But you're stuck out in the same ol' storm again; You hold tight to your umbrella; Well, darlin', I'm just tryin' to tell ya; That there's always been a rainbow hangin' over your head.” — Kacey Musgraves
  • “Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows; Everything that's wonderful is what I feel when we're together; Brighter than a lucky penny; When you're near, the rain goes, disappears, dear; And I feel so fine just to know that you are mine.” — Lesley Gore

Celebrate your own sweet rainbow baby by using these quotes for a social media caption or just read through them to know you’re not alone in your journey.

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