Even those of us who don’t have kids, who doesn’t want kids and will never have kids are having an occasional dream about babies — you know, the one where you misplace your baby, or forget that you ever had a baby, or you’re nursing your baby and then look down and realize that your baby has transformed into an extra-large cheese pizza? Totally normal dream stuff.
Sometimes, the sudden appearance of a baby can make your dreams a little more stressful and high-stakes than usual. How will you take care of this dream baby? How did it even get here? And how do you explain to an infant why this dream also features Dave Franco, covered in oil and wearing a wrestling singlet? God, being a dream-mom is a lot of responsibility!
The baby dream — a counterpart to the ever-popular pregnancy dream —can be unnerving, whether or not you have a precious tater tot of your own during your waking life. Especially because a baby who turns up in a dream can mean a whole lot of different things. A baby in our dreams can signal purity, innocence, and all that cute stuff; but it can also signify anxiety, fear, and emotional regression. But how are you supposed to tell the difference?
Luckily, we’re here to help. With an assist from the “definitive” dream interpretation site Dream Moods, we’ll help you tell a baby dream that means that you’re embracing your own vulnerability from a baby dream that means that you secretly want to pick an old hobby back up. That’s a lot of meaning for one baby to shoulder, right? Hey, those babies can’t even really see shapes yet, so there’s pretty much no chance that they know they bear the symbolic weight of your inner hopes and dreams. Don’t worry about it.
1. Seeing A Baby
2. Seeing A Crying Baby
All babies are sometimes crying babies — but if you spot a crying baby in your dream, it may mean that “a part of yourself that is deprived of attention…needs to be nurtured.” It could also mean that your inner self is crying out about your unfulfilled goals, and trying to get you to pay attention to them.
If the dream baby is crying because it is neglected and no one is paying it any attention, you could be connecting with the part of your psyche that believes you are not tapping into your full potential. And if you’re planning on having kids in the future, you could be experiencing real fears about your ability to properly love or care for them.