Dreaming of a baby represents new beginnings in one’s life. It is always pleasant to watch a little cute baby in your dreams and wake up to a fresh and happy morning. But there are numerous dreams involving babies which can also seem to be unpleasant for all of us. These dreams can range from dreaming of a newborn, a cute one, an ugly baby, a disabled kid, one playing or sleeping calmly, a crying baby, a sick baby, a smiling baby and so on.
Though anyone can dream of a baby whether married, unmarried, a parent or not. It is more common for new parents to dream about babies due to their worries for the newly born child and the abundant time they spend daily with the little one. An expecting mother is also likely to experience more of such dreams related to babies.
Dreaming of a sick baby
Our dreams are a reflection of our inner feelings and perceptions, hidden deep inside the folds of our brains. Our conscious mind is usually unaware of our subconscious thoughts and these are, therefore, reflected in the form of dreams. Dreaming of a sick baby can have different representations for people experiencing such a dream. To know more about this dream’s correct interpretation, we need to discuss the various situations when a person might observe it.
If you are a parent of a newborn
Dreaming about babies is very normal for new parents. As your mind is majorly occupied with this important part of your life, you are bound to think about babies both in your conscious and subconscious minds. With pleasant dreams, if you happen to see a sick baby in your dream, you are worrying more about the well-being of your child.
First-time parents are usually under-confident of their ability to efficiently take care of their newborn. They feel that they might not be able to provide their children with all the facilities. They are afraid of the new responsibility in their lives. If you are a first-time parent of a newborn experiencing a dream of a sick child, it is your fear of not living up to your expectations that led to this dream.
For parents who have had a baby earlier too, such a dream might translate to their worry for their little one. They want to correct the shortcomings in their parenting of their first child. The teachings they learned from their previous baby caring experiences make them set higher standards of parenting for themselves. If you are an experienced parent setting your goals high, you might be dreaming of a sick baby occasionally. This is due to your fear of lacking in your parenting efforts. You might be wanting to match or even exceed your own past efforts.
If you are expecting a baby
For expecting moms, dreaming babies is a routine. Since our body is carrying another body, our brain is always functioning taking care of the little life all the time. With a brain preoccupied with thoughts of your baby, it is normal for you to dream of a baby, whether positive or negative.
Dreaming of a sick baby highlights the motherly part of your brain. You are taking all the precautions to maintain the health of your baby inside your womb. Such a negative dream might originate from your fear of doing something wrong for the little life you are carrying, like eating unhealthy food, taking the wrong medication, not fulfilling your baby’s nutritional requirements, etc. You might also be afraid of harming your child in any manner, for instance, by falling accidentally.
Though expecting mothers are more likely to dream of a sick baby, the unborn child’s father might also observe such a dream. His fear of not provide enough to his child can lead to this dream. He is worried about his baby’s well-being and wishes to offer the unborn all the healthy foods.
If you are married but not expecting
If you are married but not expecting a child, you might be dreaming of babies occasionally. It includes people who are in a relationship and not expecting a child yet. Normally, we desire to have a baby which leads us to see babies in our dreams. If you have been trying to conceive for a long time and failing repeatedly, it could be your fear of not being able to conceive again that led you to this dream.
In other cases, it could be your hidden desire of having a baby that showed up to you in the form of a dream along with the fear of not being able to take the responsibility. That is why you saw a baby, but a sick one.
If your partner is making plans for having a baby, you might experience this dream as you might feel that you are not ready for a child yet. This case applies to married males as well. They might not be ready to take up the responsibility of a child yet.
If you are unmarried and single
If you are not in a relationship and still experience a dream of a sick baby, it carries a totally different meaning for you. The dream suggests that you are going through tough times in your life and are worried about your future. The tension could relate both to your personal or professional life.
Apart from the difficult situation, dreaming of a sick baby might also mean that you are facing a major shift in your life. If you feel that you are not yet ready for such a huge change in your life, you might experience this dream.
Dreaming of a sick baby generally translates to your worries for a particular person or a situation. Take this dream as a suggestion to calm your mind and come out of your worries. A happy brain is a well-functioning one. Once you are able to keep all your tensions aside, you can successfully address the issue you are facing. All your efforts can then be directed towards making your life better and lead to happiness for yourself and your family.