As with our article on what it means if you dream you are pregnant, all dreams can be interrupted differently. If you had baby dreams, there could be a variety of meanings. It is up to you to interrupt the dream according to what is going on in your life at that time. Let us explore a few of them.

Inner Child

child_play-wideA baby could represent your inner child, the child that was, and the child that perhaps has some unfinished business or tasks to perform. Maybe you didn’t have a very easy childhood and feel slightly robbed of those precious, innocent years. The baby can be manifested as your desire to go back to that time or at least take a breather from adult life and have some uninhibited fun, like using a small baby walker.

The inner child interruption could also mean you are in need of some TLC. You may be stressed, overworked, underpaid and generally not appreciated. Or at least, that is how you are feeling. Time to take a moment or two for yourself and have some ‘me’ time.

New Beginnings

Having a baby is the start of a new period in one’s life and so this can represent a new path or journey you are about to undertake. It could be a new job, a new vacation or a new relationship. The baby dream could be telling you to review this change with careful insight; to be sure it is the right choice for you.


If you lose the baby in the dream or forget about the baby, it may lend itself to an aspect of your life that you are changing and essentially leaving behind. Businesswomen shaking handsYou may have actually lost someone close to you or lost an opportunity that you truly regret. You probably will wake up feeling a deep sense of grief and perhaps even guilt. Ride those feelings and see where they take you.

Boy or Girl

If the dream allows you to see the gender of the baby, you could decipher the meaning in shutterstock_257910377this way. Either you are already pregnant and could be secretly or opening wishing for a specific gender or if you know the gender already and dream of the opposite, it could be a sense of guilt that you, deep down, actually would have preferred the other sex.

A baby boy represents masculinity and can mean you are wanting to be more forceful and assertive in your life. It could also mean the opposite. That you are being too testosterone-like and need to tone it down.

Dreaming of a baby girl, as with the opposite gender, lends itself towards your feminine side and whether you are expressing that part of yourself or not.

Prem Petite

If you give birth to a prem baby in your dream it would represent you are possibly starting a new venture prematurely. Perhaps you need to take a step back and reevaluate things.

She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

128-baby-photographers-MaineIf the baby in the dream does not like you, this can mean that a relationship you are in should not be pursued further than friendship. As you can see, there are many variations of ‘I had a dream I had a baby’, so if you really feel you want to know, especially if the baby dream is repetitive, then look at aspects in your life that fit one of the scenarios above.

Life throws us messages all the time and it’s up to our perceptive side to take the meaning from those messages, without letting them consume us.

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Lisa Bell

Freelance Creative Writer and Author For the last 8 years I was very busy with my insurance brokerage which I have recently sold. I now have the time to explore my creative writing passion. With my many years of experience in the corporate world and having self-published my first novel, The Shifters, available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and via my website, I feel I have the talent to express myself on all types of topics. I have experience in writing a number of articles recently and looking forward to spreading my wings to explore different angles of creative writing. Author of The Shifters SEO Proficient Writer and Researcher Qualified Fitness Consultant - able to write on topics related to fitness, health and nutrition.

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