A little background: My son turns 4 in a few days. he stays home with me, we don't do preschool. He's an only child. He has a couple of friends that he plays with regularly.
Yesterday, our friend came over with my son's best little friend and her 6 month old baby. We see them usually once a week. Midway through our visit, baby was on the floor in the living room, and my friend, her 3 year old and I went into another room for a minute, leaving my son and the baby in the living room. about a minute later, we heard crying, and we went into the living room and my son was lying on top of the baby.
I was horrified. the baby is OK. but why would my son decide that it would be good to lay down on a baby? He's really sweet and doesn't display aggression--doesn't hit, kick, scratch, bite. I've been trying to figure it out. I asked him why he did it, and he said it's because he likes her.
He had a little bit of gross motor delay, and I've been trying to get him to enjoy being more physical by playing "rough" on the floor--so he jumps on me, and I flip him over, we wrestle a bit. I wonder if he was trying to play like that with her?
I never thought I'd have to teach my 4 year old that we don't lay down on babies. And now I feel like my friend won't feel safe with her baby around my son. :(