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 dreamt of a dying baby and when it was handed over to me I prayed and the baby slept in my arms

    Please what does it mean

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