Everybody who is a parent, takes care of babies professionally or have little siblings or relatives, knows that it is necessary to have eyes in the back of the head while babysitting. Babies are usually bright sparks, who move a lot, want to see everything, and that is why it is easy to lose sight of them.
It happens in a dream, that being absorbed by our duties, we suddenly find a baby who we are responsible for, and whom we have forgotten about for weeks. Such a situation arouse the sense of guilt and embarrassment. In the other version of this dream, the dreamer, busy with his duties, leaves somewhere his baby and can not find him. The dreamer feels scared and is doing everything to fix this situation.
When do dreams about forgetting or losing a baby appear?
Dreams about forgetting about a baby or losing him/her usually happen to childless middle-aged women and elder women, who have adult children. They also appear to people who has forgot a baby in real life, and it is the expression of the suffered trauma.
How to interpret a dream about forgetting or losing a baby?
The first thought about such a dream is related to our parenthood, but it is rarely correct. It is commonly believed that the baby from our dream symbolizes us, and is the metaphor for our hidden dreams, desires and hopes. Maybe we have resigned of something which is very important to us, maybe we have made an inconsiderate decision… it is worth thinking about it.
Dreams about leaving our baby somewhere because of being busy and being unable to find him/her may express our fatigue with everyday duties, which we have not put in order and which are beginning to overwhelm us. A solid rest is required, as it will restore our energy and internal peace.
How would Jung interpret a dream about forgetting or losing a baby?
Jung believed that babies which we dream about mean the unknown aspects of our personality, which are still a mystery to us. A person who dreams about forgetting or losing a baby is probably avoiding thinking about the mysterious spheres of his psyche, which causes that he misses the chance to learn more about himself.