Baby Dream Meaning

To dream of a baby doesn’t mean that you or somebody close to you is pregnant or about to become so soon. Yes, it can have this meaning, but it is more common that the dream means new beginnings. Babies also signify innocence and warmth, and it is rare to dream of an evil baby. 

Baby dreams can also give you insight into things that are happening in your daily life. Sometimes, they can be telling you to take up an old interest or hobby. Occasionally, they can be a little negative and signify anxiety and emotional regression. You need to look at the dream as a whole and see what the setting is and your mood. 

Common Baby Dream Symbol Meanings

New Beginnings

More often than not, dreaming of a baby or babies means that you will be facing something new. It could be a promotion at work, or you could be moving to a new house. You could even dream of a baby if you are getting married. This doesn’t mean that you are about to get pregnant, but more that your new life will be starting. 

A baby dream could also be a sign that it’s time to look at your inner self. Are you in the place you want to be at this moment of your life? If not, is there anything you can do about it? 

If you dream about a baby crying, it could mean that you are mourning the loss of childhood and that you have unfulfilled goals. It’s not too late. There is still time to try and achieve what you want out of life. If nobody is giving much attention to the crying baby, it means that you have potential, but you aren’t using it.

Your Inner Child

Dreaming of babies can also mean that you want to tap into your inner child. You want to have fun again as you did as a child. Perhaps you have been concentrating too hard on your career.

It can also mean that you want more nurturing and affection in your daily life. Perhaps you aren’t getting enough care from your partner. 

If you see a dancing baby, you are in a good place and are feeling positive about your future. The baby is happy and is learning a lot and has a future ahead, just like you.


Babies represent innocence. They have not yet been introduced to the hardships people can endure when they are older. Perhaps you wish that you could go back to that time when you didn’t have problems in your waking life. This feeling is more pronounced if you are cradling a baby.


Babies are helpless and rely on their parents for everything. Perhaps you too are feeling helpless in some situation in your life. Maybe you can’t do the things you want.

Another meaning is that someone is treating you like a baby, doing things you are perfectly capable of doing. Maybe they are trying to take over your life or indicating that you are not as good as them. It is time to stand up to them or end the relationship.

Caring and Nurturing

Baby dreams can often refer to caring and nurturing. They could mean that you want to be cared for just as you were as a baby. It could also mean that you are looking for a new project or new relationship to focus all your energy on. 

Yes, dreams of babies can mean that you want to have a baby, but they can just as easily be interpreted as wanting to have something or someone to care for. It can mean that you want a new job that will satisfy you. Alternatively, you are looking for a new partner to share your life with and care for just as much as they will care for you.

You could dream that you have lost your baby but forget about him or her. This can mean that you want to start something up again. You had forgotten about it, but now you want to revisit it. It could be that you played a musical instrument as a child and then gave it up. Maybe you went ice skating or took part in other sports. Perhaps you took part in amateur dramatics. 

If you dream that you had forgotten you had a baby, it could be that you want to hide your weaknesses from other people. You don’t want to show yourself as being vulnerable. 

On the other hand, if you dream that you have found a baby, it can mean that you want to be nursed and cared for just like the baby you find. Maybe there is nobody special in your life and you feel lost (see lost dream meaning) and alone. 

Another interpretation of this is that you are going to be able to accept your talents which you have hidden. Now is the time to do something about them.

If you dream that you are a baby, then this means that you want to be looked after. 

You probably feel that you are not being cared for enough by the people in your life. 

On the other hand, dreaming o a baby could mean that you or someone you know is acting immaturely. It is time to confront either yourself or the other person. It’s not a good thing to act like a child when you are an adult.

On a lighter note, this dream could also mean that you just want a bit of rest and why shouldn’t you, especially if you’ve been working hard?

Other Related Dream Symbols of Baby

Pregnancy Dream Meaning: Many pregnant women dream about babies. It can either mean that you are excited about the arrival of your new member of the family. However, it could also mean that you are anxious about the new baby. You need to examine your feelings in the dream and what else happened.

Of course, being pregnant can just be a symbol and has nothing to do with being pregnant. If you are in a car going to the hospital to give birth and you are being driven by your partner, it could mean that you have issues with dependency. Perhaps you want to be in control but are being manipulated by someone else. 

If you dream about giving birth, it usually means that you are beginning a new phase in your life. Perhaps you are moving to your own house or you are starting a new job. It can mean that you are about to start afresh and leave the past behind.

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