Spiritual Meaning:
The physical as opposed to the spiritual body is sometimes represented as a cradle or baby’s crib.

Psychological / Emotional Perspective:
An empty cradle can represent a woman’s fear of childlessness or her fears of motherhood, depending on the other aspects of the dream. It may also suggest a lack of creativity or new ideas. A crib was initially a food receptacle,  although today it can suggest a new life.

Everyday Material Aspects:
To dream of a cradle or crib can represent new life or new beginnings.

Gender / Specific Meanings:
As a precognitive dream a cradle can represent pregnancy, while in a man’s dream it can represent the need to return to a womblike,  protected state.