Your baby's first Thanksgiving will be full of magical moments to share on Instagram.
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30 Baby's 1st Thanksgiving Insta Captions As Cute As Your Little Turkey

And these captions can help you come up with a good sentiment to match.

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There are few things cuter or more important than your baby's firsts, but baby's first Thanksgiving is especially poignant. Coming up with Instagram captions for baby’s first Thanksgiving requires more thinking than a sleep-deprived parent is used to, but come on: you can't bypass a holiday like Thanksgiving with an emoji as a caption, you need to pair your photos with some good first Thanksgiving quotes. It's a huge day, and the meaning behind the holiday is even more wonderful when you're holding your sweet baby. To help you capture all the feels, I've included a mix of lyrics, movie quotes, book quotes, and original ideas that fit the day.

The trick is that you need to know your audience. If you're going to joke about how your baby hated Aunt Ida's lumpy mashed potatoes, or how the plate in your cousin Randy's head has made him somewhat of an unpredictable personality around the little ones, you want to be sure that those people don't follow you on Instagram. Perhaps save those remarks for the group chat with your siblings, where you completely rip into all of the crappy foods that your aunt tried to pass off as edible while you all just drank the good wine you brought. By sticking to captions with appropriate first Thanksgiving quotes, you’ll keep the holiday spirit alive on your Instagram feed (and keep your relationships in tact).

In all fairness, though, it can be hard to come up with meaningful first Thanksgiving quotes when you’re emerging from a food coma after too much turkey. So, here are some Instagram captions that just reflect how thankful and joyful you are on this holiday to be with your baby.


If They’re Making A Funny Face

“I feel a very unusual sensation—if it is not indigestion, I think it must be gratitude.”

— Benjamin Disraeli


Enjoying Dessert

Good vibes and good pies.


A Video Of Them Walking

Gobble til you wobble.


For The Messy Smile

“She was the total package: smart, beautiful, tremendous appetite.”

#moregravyplease #messybaby


The Sleeping Beauty Pic

“Rest and be thankful.”

— William Woodsworth


The Pic Where They’re Just Really Cute

Hey there, cutie pie.


If They’re Giving You A Big Grin

“Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.”

— Karl Barth


A Picture Of Your Baby With The Relative Who Held Him While You Ate

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”

— John F. Kennedy


Keep It Simple

Small moments create big memories.


The Pic Of Them In Just A Onesie

Why wear stretchy pants on Thanksgiving when you can wear no pants at all?


For The Sweet Family Photo

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.”

Willie Nelson


The Truth

For baby's first Thanksgiving, we decided on all of the pie, and none of the racist relatives. It was a real banger. #pumpkinpieisthebestpie


Milk Drunk Baby

"Well, let me just quote the late-great Colonel Sanders, who said, 'I’m too drunk to taste this chicken.'" #milkdrunk #babysfirstthanksgiving #rickybaby


Something Wistful

"Maybe you'll be president but know right from wrong, or in the flood you'll build an ark and sail us to the moon..." #emobaby #radioheadforbabysfirstthanksgiving


You Know How It Is

Oh baby, this is your first real food fight. Your best bet is to get to the cornucopia first, and take out all the competitors with your elbows to get the best slices of pie.

#hungergames #babysfirstthanksgiving


For The Grandma Pic

“This is a place where grandmothers hold babies on their laps under the stars and whisper in their ears that the lights in the sky are holes in the floor of heaven.”

Somebody Told Me: The Newspaper Stories of Rick Bragg


It's Funny Because It's True

“Ah, babies! They’re more than just adorable little creatures on whom you can blame your farts.”

― Tina Fey, Bossypants


For That *Perfect* Picture

“It's way too early for him to be talking anyhow, but I see in his eyes something, and I see in his eyes a voice, and I see in his eyes a whole new set of words.”

― Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven


Mothers Know

"The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep, She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep, She filled my life with color, canceled plans, and trashed my car, But none of that was ever who we are."

— Brandi Carlisle, "The Mother"

(If you've never heard it, get on that right now.)


When They Inevitably Take Their Clothes Off At The Table

"You don't understand. You don't understand because you don't understand liberty. You don't understand freedom. So you put a crack in my arm like the crack in the Liberty Bell! You hear me?"

Yes, I can quote the entirety of Talladega Nights. Thank you for asking.


A Pic With Dad

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“I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.”

― Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum


A Classic For A Reason

“...the love, respect, and confidence of my children was the sweetest reward I could receive for my efforts to be the woman I would have them copy.”

― Louisa May Alcott, Little Women


A Picture Of Their Inevitable Meltdown As Captured By Zoom

“I’m in a glass case of emotion.” (There is nary a situation where an Anchorman quote cannot be used.)


The Pic Of Them Hating The Food They've Been Given

“One time I drank an entire bottle of vinegar. I thought it was terrible wine.” Leslie Knope for the win.


The Pic Of Them Screaming

“I talk a lot, so I’ve learned to tune myself out.” (Thank you, Kelly Kapoor.)


When You Know What You're Thankful For

“When your children arrive, the best you can hope for is that they break open everything about you. Your mind floods with oxygen. Your heart becomes a room with wide-open windows. You laugh hard every day. You think about the future and read about global warming. You realize how nice it feels to care about someone else more than yourself.”

— Amy Poehler, Yes Please


Just A Sweet Pic

“For one so small, you seem so strong. My arms will hold you, keep you safe and warm, This bond between us can’t be broken, I will be here, don’t you cry.”

— Phil Collins, “You’ll Be In My Heart.”



“Goldfish get big enough only for the bowl you put them in. Bonsai trees twist in miniature. I would have given anything to keep her little. They outgrow us so much faster than we outgrow them.”

—Jodi Picoult, My Sister’s Keeper


The Pic Of All The Grandbabies

“The soul is healed by being with children.” ― Fyodor Dostoevsky


The Pic Of The Oldest Children Looking At The Babies

“I've been the oldest child since before you were born”

― E.L. Konigsburg, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler