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Dreaming of Babies – Meaning and Interpretation

According to a study conducted in 2001, dreaming of babies is typical for pregnant women, who tend to have more dreams (often nightmares) about infants and pregnancy. However, the appearance of babies in a dream is not limited to those of only pregnant or nursing women.

According to dream analyst Lauri Quinn Loewenberg, a baby in a dream is a symbol that someone has fulfilled their goals in life. 

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Babies may appear in the dreams of people when their hard work and efforts bear fruit. However, the appearance of a baby in a dream often leaves the dreamer feeling confused and worried because they don’t understand what the dream could possibly mean.

Baby dreams can be interpreted in many different ways, based on various factors. Here’s a quick look at some of the most common baby dreams and their meanings.

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Dreaming of Babies: A General Interpretation

Babies are typically viewed as symbols of innocence, purity, and new life. Seeing a baby in your dream could indicate that your heart is pure. If you’re pregnant, it could indicate that you may be having worries and mixed emotions because of the new beginning in your life.

Having a dream about a baby could also be your subconscious mind telling you that something new and possibly exciting is waiting for you. It could be a new career, new home, new car, or the beginning of a new relationship.

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While most baby dreams have positive interpretations and are nothing to worry about, some may have a negative meaning. Your dream could turn into a nightmare, depending on how the baby appears in your dream.

For instance, if you see that someone is snatching the baby away from your or if you dream of a sick baby it could be a sign that something is about to go terribly wrong in your waking life. Baby dreams can sometimes seem so bizarre and bewildering that drawing a proper interpretation can be quite impossible.

Various Types of Baby Dreams and Their Interpretations

Dreaming of a Deserted Baby

A dream of a forsaken baby can be depressing or scary, but it implies that something is reminding you of your past. Your subconscious mind may be showing you something important that you had left incomplete and it’s likely you’re feeling guilty about doing so. 

This dream could also indicate something about your personality. It suggests that you’re a friendly, optimistic person who’s concerned about others. If the baby is in a trash can, it could mean that you’re about to give up on something important too early in your waking life.

Dreaming of a Dancing Baby

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If the baby in your dream is dancing, it’s most often a good sign. The dream implies that you may be about to learn new things and master various new skills, just as the baby in the dream learned to stand and dance.

If you’re a mother in your waking life and the dancing baby in the dream is your own, it indicates that your baby will most likely be a quick learner and will have many opportunities in the future.

Dreaming About Finding a Lost Baby

A dream about finding a lost baby could symbolize your desire to know yourself better. It’s likely you may be needing to spend more time on yourself. This dream is also an indication that a new, happy chapter is about to begin in your waking life. 

Dreaming of Holding a Baby Girl

If you see yourself holding a baby girl in your dream, it could mean that you may be feeling lonely and need someone in your waking life who will “hold” and support you. Perhaps, you’re desperately looking for your soulmate.

Your desire to feel loved by your better half has most likely made you feel frustrated to the point where your subconscious mind pulled up this image in your dream. 

Dreaming of Carrying a Baby Boy

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Carrying a baby boy in your dream could mean that you’re about to go through positive or negative changes in your waking life.  If you’re currently in a relationship, this dream could be a sign that you and your partner may experience problems that could lead to a breakup.

Dreaming of A Wicked Baby

Dreaming about a baby with evil intentions is not unusual. The evil baby in the dream could symbolize your hidden anger and stress due to someone or something in your waking life. You may be keeping all your negative emotions inside of you and need to vent out.

This dream could also mean that you’re anxious about a project you’re undertaking. You may be worried that you’ve taken on more than you can handle and may not be able to complete it.

Dreaming of a Crying Baby

If the baby in your dream is crying out loud, it could mean there’s a major problem in your life that requires immediate attention. There may be a sensitive issue that needs to be addressed, but you may have been avoiding it because you couldn’t muster the strength or courage to do so. This dream could be triggered by the extreme stress that you’re under.

Dream About a Dead Baby

This is a terrible nightmare that induces panic and feelings of despair. It taps into our innate fear of losing what’s extremely precious to us. If you see this dream while pregnant, your subconscious mind could be telling you that your unborn child is in danger.

A less frightening interpretation of this dream could be that you’re surrounded by a group of people who have no ambitions in their own life and are influencing you negatively. With such people around you, your personal growth may have come to a stop and while you may have realized this, it’s likely you’re feeling helpless and unsure of what to do about it. 

Dreaming of an Ugly-Faced Baby

If you see an ugly face of a baby in your dream, it could mean that you have a suspicious nature towards others and that you tend to mistrust people. It could also mean that you’re having issues at your workplace or that you’re feeling insecure.

Dreaming of a Baby With a Complete Set of Teeth

Seeing  a baby smiling and showing its entire set of teeth in your dream can be funny and awkward at the same time. Some people tend to panic and feel frightened when seeing such a dream. However, it could have a simple meaning.

In dreamscapes, teeth are associated with communication, talking, or interaction. This dream could mean that you have found a way of communicating with someone that was not possible in the past because of personal you may have had with that person.

If the baby is a boy, this dream could mean that you may begin a romantic relationship soon in your waking life. If it’s a girl, it could indicate that you’re about to experience some wonderful changes in your life that may lead to success and joy.

Dreaming of Yourself as a Baby

This is a very common dream that many people experience. It’s common to have a deep-seated desire to re-visit the happy memories of childhood. If you’re one among such people and have that child-like innocence in you, this dream reflects your desire to have all the attention and love from your parents. You may be feeling the need to be comforted and nurtured by someone important to you.

Wrapping Up

While some baby dreams indicate new beginnings, other types of baby dreams may be a sign of unfortunate events in your waking life. Similar to dreams about being pregnant, dreams about babies are complex and multi-layered.

The meaning of your dream depends on various other factors, so it’s important to pay attention to the details in order to interpret it correctly. Although you may not realize it, noticing the minute details can give you a better understanding of your dream and the meaning it holds.

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.