Baby Dream Meanings and Interpretations – Everything You Should Know


Baby Dream Symbol – Dreaming of a baby symbolizes new beginnings, purity, and innocence. But you also need to analyze what the baby was doing and its surroundings to get a real understanding of the dream. A crying baby can signify your creativity and that you have new creative ideas to take you forward into the future. You may have some new ideas or opinions that are different from others. This dream can mean you need to be protective of these before revealing this side of yourself to the world. You may be misunderstood.

There is much talk of your inner child and how you need to be in touch with this to help develop your creativity blossom. A newborn baby is a symbol of purity and starting anew. Holding a baby can indicate you work in community or charity work of some kind. This can mean you need to get things done through a consultative process. A beautiful baby signifies joy and happiness, where an ugly baby can mean you mistrust the motives of someone close to you. And, a sick baby is a warning of tough times coming soon.

If a baby goes down the drain hole in your dream, this represents any fears of not living up to your and others’ expectations. A baby that weeps can mean you are starved for attention and need someone to look after you. Giving birth in a hospital means that you may need to be more impulsive. This is a sign you may be entrenched in everyday responsibilities, and have become predictable and boring. It may be time to stand up for your beliefs. Make sure you take time for fun with friends and family.

A baby screaming in public indicates you are hiding your true beauty. You may dress down and take little effort with your appearance. This may be a message to let you know if you show outer beauty to the world you can feel more deeply connected with the universe. While outside appearances should not matter. They can matter. If you feel you look amazing, it can alter your whole demeanor. Similarly, if you dress in old, torn clothes you may not be feeling all that good about yourself. The world may shun the negativity you bring.

Dreaming of neglecting a baby can mean you neglect yourself. It can also mean you need to be better at protecting the young people in your life. A starving baby indicates your ingrained dependence on everyone around you. People are getting tired of you draining them of their energy. You need to cut some strings and be more independent. Holding a dead baby signifies the death of the old in your life and the beginning of exciting new things.

When dreaming of more than one baby this is an indication of the creative ideas or new ventures coming your way. And overdue baby indicates something you were expecting has not yet arrived and you worry about the delay. A premature baby is a sign you may not yet be ready to take the next steps on your path. You need more time to prepare for the future.

A crying baby indicates you will come across problems in your career or job sometime soon. This could mean projects are delayed or opportunities you expected do not arrive. Dreaming of a happy baby represents your feelings of gratitude for all you have in your life. It is also a sign of innocence, a peaceful time with no worries. It can also bring new opportunities for a new start.

A laughing baby symbolizes happy times, and your feelings of happiness at being well rewarded for your hard work. If a baby is sleeping, this can mean you are detached from the challenges in your life. You may need to reconnect to resolve them so you can move on. Dreaming of giving birth is a sign of a bright future. You have a wonderful imagination and you will use it creatively in some way to secure your future. Challenges are just that to you. You welcome challenges. You spend only the minimal time to fix them and accept new tasks and responsibilities as new opportunities.

Baby dreams often indicate a change in your life – either one that you hope for, one that you fear, or one that you simply know is coming. Just as babies are a great responsibility for new parents, the change that you see coming may often be one with new responsibilities that you cannot fully understand until you have to undertake them.

Baby DreamsIt is common to have baby dreams before a change in life circumstances, such as going away to college, graduating, getting a job, or getting married. Many people who have baby dreams before getting married take it as a sign that they are going to get pregnant quickly. While prophetic dreams are indeed possible, there is also the possibility that the dream simply indicates the new life that you are about to build together.

A baby dream may also indicate a fresh new start, such as moving to a new town. If you can introduce yourself to people as a completely new person, without carrying in any baggage from already being known in the town or social situation, it is like you are a new baby, free to define yourself in any way you want. Your feelings about this new start may be reflected in the circumstances and emotions surrounding the baby in your dream. For instance, if you dream of a crying baby, it may indicate fears that you will not succeed in your new location or life. You may need to take some care to nurture yourself and to calm these fears.

Baby Dreams have Multiple Interpretations

Your dream about a baby may also indicate something or someone you are nurturing or need to nurture. If you dream of another person being a baby, this may indicate that you see that person as being helpless or needing your support, or it may indicate a true weakness in the person that you are unaware of. This is especially true if you dream of someone as a baby who in waking life is a very strong and confident person.

This person may be hiding insecurities or weaknesses which he or she is not willing to express to the world. Your subconscious may be turning into an aspect of this person which both your and their conscious minds do not realize is even present.

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A baby often symbolizes a project or aspiration that you are nurturing. We often refer to our special projects as our “babies,” and this is true in our subconscious minds as well as in our waking speech. To dream about protecting a baby, giving birth to a baby, or rocking a baby may in this context indicate your feelings about your project or goal, while seeing a baby crib may mean your hope for a project or dream that has not yet been “born” or concretely begun. Dreaming about danger coming to your baby indicates fears for the future of your project, which you have begun to feel protective and motherly toward. Watching the baby grow, play, laugh, crawl, walk, or talk likewise signifies your hopes for the project. Of course, these dreams may also be prophetic, indicating the future outcome of your project and the success it is destined to have.

Baby Dreams can Indicated Dependence

Just as a baby is completely dependent on others, a baby dream may indicate dependence, especially if you dream that you are the baby. You may feel vulnerable and at the mercy of others. The circumstances of this dream will indicate your feelings about this situation.

Are you abandoned and afraid in the dream? This is an indication of a lack of trust on your part or a lack of trustworthiness on theirs. If you feel safe and taken care of, this is an indication of the trust you have in the people you rely on. You feel that you can be vulnerable around them and that they will not betray you. This is a relationship to nourish, but be careful about being too needy, or taking more than you give. Scientists speculate that baby animals and humans are cute as a biological defense mechanism, to ensure that their mothers will take care of them.

As an adult, you do not have that same defense mechanism, and if you are a “taker” or an energy leech in a relationship, you will be a burden on your friends and loved ones until they begin pushing you away. If you feel that your baby dream is telling you this about yourself, it is time to take positive action in your friendship or relationship and change this. Show interest in their affairs rather than only talking about your own, come with ideas for activities or games, pay for dinner, or even make some more friends to not rely on the same friends over and over again.

Similarly, if you dream that your friend or loved one is a baby, this may indicate that you feel the power and energy of the relationship are unbalanced and that the other person is dependent on you. You may feel overtaxed, similar to a mother with a small baby. Take some time for yourself and focus on your self-care. You may want to talk to this friend and ask him or her to take a more active or contributory role in the relationship.

If you dream that you have a baby but cannot find him or her, or that you are hiding a baby, this often indicates that you have vulnerabilities which you are not willing to reveal to others. You may wish to examine the baby in the dream and find out what these vulnerabilities and insecurities are because you might not even be aware of the fears inside you and the things that you are trying to hide.

Figures of Speech Involving the Word Baby

Here are some common idioms related to or referring to babies that may or may not make sense in the context of your dream. You may think of others which can help you determine what your baby dreams mean to you.
  • Don’t be a Cry Baby
  • Be careful and make sure that you, “don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater.”
  • It’s “like taking candy from a baby”

Questions to Ask Yourself About the Baby Dream

  • How have your actions been in your waking life? Have you been acting like a “baby”?
  • Do you need to grow up in some way and take responsibility for your actions?
  • Have you been longing for a child in your waking life?
  • Do you long for less responsibility?

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Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I am unmarried and saw a dream in which I was holding a baby (though I don’t know whose baby it was) and searching for a guy (whom I love and he loves me too, but at present we are not in a relationship) to take care of that baby as I had other stuffs to do. Also I was not allowing anyone else to hold that baby. Please interpret this dream…

  2. I had a dream that I had a baby boy that my ex and his family took him away from me and they live two roads down from my house and I keep looking around everywhere but I can’t find him and in my dream the baby isn’t even his

  3. I dream already the second time that I am giving birth to a healthy baby boy but I am going to give the baby to my brother because I am studying and I don’t have time and finances to keep my baby. I am in such a pain and I cry in my dreams but I am also very relieved because I don’t want to be a mother just yet.
    In real I am studying and it’s the second dream already. In that dream i also saw my first baby boy I gave away and I did not know how to behave with my baby.

    What does it mean ?

  4. Im only 16 and i dreamt of a family handing iver their newborn to me and asking me to throw it into the dark ocean . I asked the baby if it was okay with being thrown away and the baby smiled and was completely fine with it . What does this mean? I somehow hot really emotional after waking up cause i killed a freakin baby .

  5. I dreamt about that I had a newborn in my hands that I had barely given birth too but did not see the birth in my dream. I dreamt that I was having to find a qtip to clean my baby’s ears because they were dirty. What do you think this signifies. I usually have dreams everyday and can recall them.

  6. I had a dream where I was pregnant. I was keeping it a secret. I woke up the next day with flashbacks that through the night something horrible had happened. I then had a pain in my abdomen and felt empty. My husband turned to me in bed and told me he was so sorry. He and my exhusbands father had drugged me and had aborted the baby. He told me it was a girl and that I was farther along than I had thought (15 weeks) so they had to use a knife. I didn’t understand how they found out and why they had done this to me. I ran around in my dream screaming and crying. Looking for my mom, for anyone, to tell them what had happened. It was awful. :/

  7. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been having dreams about being pregnant. Every dream, the story sort of progresses so in one I’ll be pregnant, the next I’ll be due really soon and then the most recent one was the most confusing. In this one I found out I was pregnant, was given the option of having an abortion or giving birth. I was like what the hell might as well have a baby ya know, why not. Then I was heavily pregnant gave birth and then hated the baby. I just hated it. I kept thinking I wish I’d gone for the abortion. I felt like everything was leaving me behind because I had this baby. Like it was holding me back. Maybe its something to do with me going to university next year I’m not sure. The weird thing is I’ve always loved babies and the idea of having one. It really scared me.

  8. I had a dream that I didn’t know I was pregnant and went to the hospital, when I woke up they said I had a baby. I was confused, then they said it’s the blue baby trying to breathe so I went and rubbed my baby hand and she turnt her natural color and was fine. As my dream went on it was like everyone else had my child but me and I was desperately trying to get my child back. Can someone help me with this dream.

  9. I dreamed that my husband and I had a baby boy ( we don’t have any children yet). The baby was at daycare for some reason. I felt horrible in the dream because I couldn’t even remember my baby’s name or anything about him. Then when my husband told me that he would have dinner and a bottle then he would take a dose of some kind of medication at daycare then we would go get him. Then I demanded to go get him right then because I was tired of not knowing anything about my son. Then the dream ended. What could this mean?

  10. I dream that I had a baby . All of the sudden . I didn’t dream gicing birth to it , it just went straight to the baby being about 7-9 months and me carrying it then my mom carrying it ,in the kitchen . it was such a cute baby ❤️ What can this mean ? Help . (Iv been trying to get pregnant for the past year)

  11. I am a mother of two boys and a few years ago had a procedure that left me unable to have any more kids. I do not want anymore kids. But I had a dream last night that all of a sudden, I had a baby girl, although I had no symptoms, no labor. One moment I was normal, and the next I was in a hospital room with a new beautiful baby girl. The baby never cried, just looked at me lovingly. I was freaking out and afraid to tell the father bc he didn’t want any more kids. I was afraid to tell my family bc I thought they’d judge me, but surprisingly my family was very happy and accepting. Throughout the dream, the baby grew. Every time I looked at her she got bigger to the point where she was crawling and using the couch to support her as she walked towards me. She was happy all through the dream. Im not sure what this dream meant.

  12. I have been dreaming about my dead baby for the past one week. My daughter passed away in december 2016, she was only 18 days old. Never came home from the hospital but only on the day of her funeral. She had a surgery and was on ventilator till she passed away.
    The first dream I saw was that I’ve delivered her naturally although I had a c-section and Im very shocked how I delivered normal.
    The second dream was that Im nursing her on my sister’s bed and then she vomits milk on the bed and the quantity of milk is massive. ( I never nursed her)
    The third dream was that I am standing behind her little grave and crying.
    The fourth dream was that my cousin and her husband who used to live in Atlanta and have recently moved to California are taking my daughter away from me and Im howling and crying like a crazy person, unable to do anything.
    These 4 dreams are making me very restless and I cant seem to find any help regarding these. Please if you could assist me in finding an explanation for it.


    • I understand the third dream after my child passed of sods had a dream of digging my dead daughters grave up and 2.5 years later we really did dig grave up to Barrie her father who had accident

  13. Najia Kapadia on

    I have been dreaming about my dead baby for the past one week. My daughter passed away in december 2016, she was only 18 days old. Never came home from the hospital but only on the day of her funeral. She had a surgery and was on ventilator till she passed away.
    The first dream I saw was that I’ve delivered her naturally although I had a c-section and Im very shocked how I delivered normal.
    The second dream was that Im nursing her on my sister’s bed and then she vomits milk on the bed and the quantity of milk is massive. ( I never nursed her)
    The third dream was that I am standing behind her little grave and crying.
    The fourth dream was that my cousin and her husband who used to live in Atlanta and have recently moved to California are taking my daughter away from me and Im howling and crying like a crazy person, unable to do anything.
    These 4 dreams are making me very restless and I cant seem to find any help regarding these. Please if you could assist me in finding an explanation for it.


  14. I had dteam that I was holding my baby feeling that she was perfect and beautiful but felt like I couldn’t understand, I couldn’t understand what was happening, then I heard my grandmother who passed away 4 years ago say”I know she was born early everything is going to be okay”what could this mean I feel scared of what it means

  15. Thomasina Rose on

    My mom recently had a dream about my cousin who passed away in November 2016. In her dream She saw him as a happy baby and then later on towards the end of her dream the baby grew up and it was my cousin, much older and his head was down. What could this mean? Is my cousin not happy in heaven? Because I also had a dream about him but he was at his aunts solidarity (?) (not sure if that’s the right term) and everyone’s backs were turned to me so I couldn’t see no ones faces and I could see my cousin across the room. He was standing there with his hands in his pocket and standing tall. There were so many people in my dream that I couldn’t get to him. I wanted to say something to him so bad but I couldn’t. His head was down also. Could my cousin be unhappy? He passed away accidentally .

  16. I had a dream last night.. While I was walking on the streets i suddenly see a baby on one side and some guys about to kidnap or attack it on the other side. I run and save the baby which was a just born or very small and keep moving escaping from the people until i felt we had reached a safe place. All this while the baby neither cried nor did anything.

    What does this dream mean ???

  17. Maribel Quiñonez on

    My grandmother , said she had a dream that I ended up having a baby girl . Which scares me bc when my aunt was pregnant with my cousin & didn’t tell my grandma , she had a dream about it & that’s how she found out Please help me I would like to know what this means …

  18. I dreamt that my child, who passed away 4 years ago, was babbling in my arms and said her first word, which was “okay”. I started crying in my dream, I was happy to hear her speak and say a word, because when she was alive she never made any sounds except when she cried. I don’t know what this means, but I need to know something about it.

  19. Hrishika Anand on

    I’d a dream of probably..2 years old baby calling me his mother and I was holding him , him much love as if he’s my son!..everything else seemed lyk I’ve been married and calling his father’s name! 🙁
    I dnt know what is this..I’m just 18 years old and soon going to be in college!
    Can anyone interpret this?

  20. Dreaming about a Baby boy come to my door to get hug… later on I bring it back to his house.
    What’s the meaning?

  21. ADEKEMI Ajibade on

    I had a dream dat i was nurshing a baby boy for a friend, d baby was crying n i pet d baby n hr slept off, later i took d baby back to is father. Pls help me out i need to no d meaning.

  22. I had a dream last night that it was me and a bunch of my family members at this house. My niece was holding a baby (she wasn’t my niece the whole time though).
    My brother came around and he was someone we had to get away from. I panicked, ran into the basement where I found this hiding place, a hole I can climb through to an extended part of the house, furnished and everything. I’ve had dreams before where this is my escape, I go back to that place whenever I want, been dreaming of it for years actually. This time it didn’t quite seem like I fit though, I had to force myself, because I knew I could get in.
    Anyway as soon as I climbed in there I thought of all the people out there and knew I had to hide them. I climbed back out and that girl holding the baby was there, I held the baby for her to climb in then handed her the baby.
    My brother was coming into the room so I moved a chair in front of the hiding place and say down. I distracted my brother with writing a list of ecig flavors we needed to get. My father was somehow sitting in the chair next to me. My brother went outside for something, I could see him in the window and I was going to check on the girl and baby when he seemed to notice me through the window and he started coming in again.
    The last thing I remember was looking at my dad and saying ‘ you know dad, Luke is smart, I think he’s catching on ‘

    Can anybody help?

  23. I dreamt as if a friends baby was in the mother’s car and he wanted me to carry him.. it was a beautiful baby boy and he was talking in that baby language. he was soo cute

  24. I had a dream I was walking and I saw a baby. He/she was playing with rabbits. The rabbits would jump from a hill across the path and land wherever the baby was. I went to investigate the hill to see where the rabbits were coming from.
    I walked some more & then an eagle perched on my head, but then perched up high on the roof and look at me. I kept walking & he did it again. I turned around & we stared at each other intensely.

    • My dream was about my granddaughter shes only 4 months old but in my dream she was a a little older. I saw her standing up all by herself a d I was suprised when I called her name she started walking towards me all by her self it was her first time walking everyone was surprised after I held her for a while I put her down standing up told her to dance and she did she had her lil baby dance was ao cute. I was so happy to see her be able to do such things at such young age. It was a beautiful dream to me Need to know what this dream means

      • In this dream I have a baby that I am up all night taking care of until about 6:55 in the morning is what I see on the clock. I decide that I’m far to tired to complete my school work so choose to skip the next day. I try to lay my sleepy baby down but underneath her back it feels like sand or dirt this is uncomfortable to her so I make efforts to brush it away but for some odd reason this pet turtle is also my responsibility. After I’ve helped my daughter who can speak very few words, the turtle has became this ficious frog that in my holding it shouts threats and attacks my finger. I ran to the bathroom and flushed it down the toilet.

  25. I had a dream about my father-in-law who has been deceased for 10 yrs. (My daughter has one child who is 5 and she and her “now” husband have been trying to have a baby but have been going through infertility treatments). My daughter, granddaughter, husband and I were at home, I was sitting in the floor on a blanket playing with a baby. The front door opened and in walked my husbands father, without a word he sat down in the recliner by the baby and I. My husband asked him how he was and what he had been doing, then told him to meet his “granddaughters.” I held the baby up for my father-in-law to take and the dream ended. Two days later when I told my daughter about this dream she told me she had been monitoring her ovulation cycle and the morning I had my dream was the day she had her “Peak ovulation/fertility” She hasn’t taken a pregnancy test yet. I’m not sure if one thing has anything to do with the other. But I did find it quiet ironic.

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