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.
Material aspects: To dream of a cradle or crib can represent new life or new beginnings.
Gives gender - specific: 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.