Biblical And Spiritual Meaning Of Seeing A Baby In The Dream

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Spiritual Meaning Of Dreams About Babies

One of the most perplexing dreams that many have reportedly seen is a dream about babies. Since many have reached out to me, asking to know the spiritual meaning of dreams about babies, I saw it needful to write down this dream interpretation. I trust that someone else out there who is seeing similar dreams will as well find this useful. 

From my observation, I can tell that there are many all over the world seeing dreams of having babies daily. Although these dreams tend to be more rampant among women, there are also many men who see themselves taking care of baby in dreams

Dreams about babies are surely dreams that could get anyone's attention. From such dreams, many often wake up confused, and asking many questions on what their dreams could mean. If you just woke up from seeing such a dream, I believe you also have many unanswered questions. Let's trust the Lord to enable us answer your questions in this article.

Jeremiah 1:5 ESV
Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.

In this dream interpretation about babies, we will discuss most of the following:

  • Meaning of backing a baby in dream
  • Biblical meaning of dreams about babies
  • Biblical meaning of dreaming of baby boy
  • Biblical meaning of feeding a baby in a dream
  • Biblical meaning of holding a baby boy in a dream
  • Biblical meaning of dreaming about breastfeeding

Seeing babies in a dream can either be a good or bad omen. Not all dreams about babies are bad dreams, and not all baby dreams should be allowed to continue. Some baby dreams can come as prophetic dreams from God, while some can be a manifestion of what the enemy is doing.

What is the spiritual meaning of a baby in a dream? The symbol of a baby in a dream is that of a delicate thing; something very valuable; something that one must handle with care. As you can see, baby dreams are not such that anyone should treat lightly. Every baby dream comes with a revelation concerning the very important aspects of the dreamer's life. 

Biblical Meaning Of Dreams About Babies 

The Bible lets us know that every good and perfect gift comes from God (James 1:17). We can as well, say that every child from God is a good and perfect gift from Him. Babies are precious—both in the sight of God and that of man. A new born baby is often seen as an embodiment of a destiny, destinies and greatness. Besides that, babies are links to new generations. Without babies, there will be no continuity of life.

Genesis 1:22 NLT
Then God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply. Let the fish fill the seas, and let the birds multiply on the earth.”

The spiritual symbolism of babies has a strong correlation with fruitfulness. Sometimes, when people see a baby in their dreams, such dreams always determine whether or not they will experience fruitfulness and prosperity in their life endeavours. 

To be more specific, here is a list of what babies symbolize spiritually in dreams:

  • Fruitfulness and prosperity
  • Abundance
  • Newness or a new thing
  • Productivity
  • Blessings from God
  • A spiritual gift
  • A calling or ministry
  • One's purpose in life 
  • One's talents
  • A person's destiny

The Bible lets us know that children are a heritage from the Lord. We are also told that children are good gifts from God. Obviously, the enemy doesn't give good gifts, instead, he hates and attacks every good gift we receive from God. 

Psalm 127:3-5 KJV
Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his reward. [4] As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. [5] Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

Therefore, negative baby dreams always point to attacks on every good and great thing that God has blessed us with. 

  1. Some dreams about babies will reveal that God is about to do a new thing in the dreamer's life. 
  2. There are baby dreams that reveal the stage of a person's progress towards their destiny. 
  3. Certain baby dreams will reveal the way the dreamer is handling the purpose, calling and ministry God has given to them. 
  4. There are baby dreams that reveal that the enemy is currently attacking a woman's ability to be fruitful—in terms of making babies. 
  5. Some baby dreams reveal the enemy's attack against the dreamer's ability to prosper and become great in life. 

There are times baby dreams will reveal the probability of a couple having babies in their marriage. Some of these dreams will even reveal the cause behind the fruitlessness in some marriages. If you have been trusting God for a baby—for a long time in your marriage—but nothing seems to be working, pay attention to the dreams you see about babies, because you will definitely get a clue from them. 

Most baby dreams also reveal a lot about our purpose in life; our calling and ministries as Christians. We must pay attention to them, because God might be notifying us about something very important through those dreams. 

It is common for women to frequently dream about babies. Some are always quick to believe that such dreams mean they are about to get pregnant and give birth, but that is not always the case. 

For married women who constantly dream about babies, in most cases, such dreams literally point to the fact that God is about to bless their marriage with a new born baby. 

Yet, there is another side to it. If a married woman who has not yet been blessed with a child in her marriage constantly sees strange and bad dreams about babies, then something is wrong somewhere. Such dreams could hold the cause of their supposed infertility and barrenness

Biblical Meaning of Holding A Baby In A Dream

There are many sides to dreams about holding babies. Firstly, a dream about holding baby may come from God or the enemy. When a dream about holding a baby comes from God, it often comes to reveal the current stage of the dreamer's progress towards bringing to fruition the purpose, calling or ministry that God has given to them.

On the contrary, when a dream about holding a baby comes from the enemy, it often reveals what the enemy is plotting and doing against what God has given to us, or against a couple's ability to have children. 

Judges 13:2-5 ESV
There was a certain man of Zorah, of the tribe of the Danites, whose name was Manoah. And his wife was barren and had no children. And the angel of the LORD appeared to the woman and said to her, “Behold, you are barren and have not borne children, but you shall conceive and bear a son. Therefore be careful and drink no wine or strong drink, and eat nothing unclean, for behold, you shall conceive and bear a son. No razor shall come upon his head, for the child shall be a Nazirite to God from the womb, and he shall begin to save Israel from the hand of the Philistines.” 

When God blessed Manoah with a baby, it came with instructions attached. In a nutshell, Manoah was expected to take good care of the baby God gave to her—because it wasn't just an ordinary baby. The baby was literally Isreal's deliverance, future and destiny. 

We can safely apply the same concept to our dreams of holding babies. If you found yourself holding a baby in your dream, first of all, notice whether the baby looked strange or familiar. If the dream gave you a familiar feeling—that the baby was yours—understand that it could be more than just a baby. Furthermore, notice the following things about the baby:

  1. The Baby's Level Of Growth: Was it a new born baby or like a two-year-old? Was the baby able to walk on their own? For most Christians, God will use this to reveal the level of maturity of the purpose and ministry He has given to us. 
  2. The Health of the Baby: Did the baby look well-kept and healthy, or malnourished? If the baby looked malnourished, it is a warning dream from God. The revelation behind it is that the dreamer has been doing a bad job in terms of taking care of the ministry, calling or purpose given to them by God. It is a wake-up call for the dreamer to sit up and do the right thing.
  3. Harmed Or Unharmed: Did it appear like the baby was harmed in the dream, crying and struggling to survive? If yes, this points to a serious spiritual attack from enemy on the purpose and destiny of the dreamer. Such dreams require serious prayers

For people who are neither married nor fornicating, on very rare occasions will dreams of holding a baby mean that they are about to have one in their waking life. 

Spiritual Meaning Of Having A Baby In A Dream

The meaning of having a baby in the dream, largely depends on the sort of baby one has in their dreams. There are certain people who often see that they are the owner of strange-looking babies in dreams. This is not a good omen. Such dreams often point to some sort of demonic manipulation against all that God has blessed the dreamer with. 

What does it mean to dream of taking care of someone else's baby? To often dream about holding another woman's baby symbolizes bad luck in relationship or marital life. 

There are certain married women who often see that they have many babies in their dreams, but in waking life they have none. This is obviously a serious spiritual attack against their marriage and their ability to make babies. If this sounds like your situation, understand that there is nothing good about such dreams. If God wants to give you a baby, He will do so in waking life, not in dreams. Having babies only in dreams is a serious manipulation of Satan purposed to hinder one from having babies in their waking life. 

If you already have children in your waking life, but you occasionally see that you have a baby in your dream—and each time you see such a dream—the baby seems to be growing, this is often points to something valuable God has given you to take care of. 

Biblical Meaning Of A Child In A Dream

From all that has been said so far, you can see that it is needful we treat our dreams about babies as very important. A child in a dream will rarely mean an actual child, but very valuable gifts, skills, talents and blessings given to you by God.

Psalm 127:3 NLT
Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.

Most importantly, such dreams can reveal the way the dreamer is handling these things that God has blessed them with. The condition of the child in our dream will often reveal how diligent we are in being good custodians of what God has given to us. 

Spiritual Meaning Of New Born Baby

A new born baby in a dream often symbolizes a new beginning or the birthing of something new, great and precious. Such dreams could symbolize the birthing of a new ministry or business. 

Isaiah 66:9 ESV
Shall I bring to the point of birth and not cause to bring forth?” says the LORD; “shall I, who cause to bring forth, shut the womb?” says your God.

If the dreamer has reached that stage in their life where they are equipped to begin walking in their gifts, callings and purpose, it is not strange to see a dream about a new born baby. 

John 16:21 NIV
A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.

It is also not strange if a pregnant woman dreams about giving birth to a new born baby, but if a woman who is not pregnant sees such a dream, it is obviously not a physical baby but more than that. It is likely something they have been working on for a long time—and that very thing has reached its maturation stage—where it can come to fruition. 

For those who are married and have been trusting God for babies, new born baby dreams can point to a baby actually being born into the family. 

New born baby dreams also signify new beginnings. Spiritually, it can point to being ushered into new seasons and phases in our walk with God. 

If one who has God's calling upon their life dreams about a new born baby (even when they are not married or getting married), this can be an indication of a full-fledge manifestation of their ministry on earth. 

Always Giving Birth In Dreams

If you are always giving birth in your dream, understand that this is a bad omen. Even in waking life, no woman gets pregnant and gives birth daily, weekly or monthly. See reoccurring dreams of giving birth every now and then as definitely a spiritual attack. The same applies to always dreaming about having many babies, yet you have none in your waking life. Such dreams often lead to miscarriages in waking life. 

These dreams often point to an active Satanic hindrance to having children in marriage. It is an indication that there is a spiritual covenant with the demonic—which prevents the marriage from being blessed with children. This must be destroyed through prayers and fasting

Biblical Meaning Of Dreaming About Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding strange babies in dreams is an indication of loss of virtue as a woman. Women who have such dreams often experience barrenness in waking life. Such dreams must not be allowed to continue. Seriously pray against such dreams (if possible, with fasting). 

Backing A Baby Dream Meaning

If you dreamed that you were backing a baby and walking, then all of the sudden, the baby fell to the ground, this points to loss of a child or miscarriage in waking life.

Faceless Baby Dream Meaning

These kind of dreams are often a sign of demonic baby attacks against marriages. The devil always strives to sow a counterfeit of what God has for people in their life. 

Children are a gift from God, not from Satan. If you are in need of the fruit of the womb, pray and wait on God. Don't go to witch doctors and sangomas asking for a baby. Satan only gives demons and witches as children. Such dreams must be prayed against and destroyed.

Dreaming of Neglecting A Baby

What does it mean when you dream about neglecting a baby? Most times, people who are not married but have God's calling upon their life often dream about owning a particular baby in their dreams. This always symbolizes their calling and ministry.

Habakkuk 2:3 KJV
For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

If you see yourself within this category, and you dreamed about neglecting or being careless with your baby, the meaning is not farfetched. You are not taking your calling and ministry as seriously as you should. This is often God sending you a warning—that you should work on your purpose, calling or ministry.

Dreaming Of Taking Care Of A Baby

If you saw a dream where you had a baby in your care—and in that dream the baby was yours—this is a good omen. If you took good care of your baby and the baby was safe in your hands, this is an indication that you are handling your God-given purpose the way God expects you to. There is nothing here to worry about here. 

Final Thoughts On Dreams About Babies 

Beloved, I believe this article is exactly what you needed to read on the spiritual meaning of dreams about babies. I trust that we were able to answer most of your questions in this dream interpretation article. 

If you have further questions on a similar dream, you can always send me a private message. 

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God bless you. 
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