Son pretending to be pregnant

by elaine
(broken arrrow oklahoma)

MY 3 yr old son will put balls in his shirt and play. As soon as he realizes I am watching him he runs and hides. He is VERY persistent about me leaving him alone and leaving.




As soon as he sees me leave he will get out of hiding and start playing again. It sometimes gets so intense he will scream and cry if i try to get close to him?



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Nov 12, 2019
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Pretend play
by: Anonymous

My 3 year old son recently started a new behavior. It started with him hiding under tables and just laying there either on his back or his tummy for several minutes just staring. I would watch him without him noticing me but when he saw me he would laugh and come out. I just thought he wanted some alone time, no big deal. Now he goes into his room and puts his bicycle riding helmet underneath his shirt and just rubs his belly and again does that for several minutes. When he notices me looking at him he gets very angry and throws toys at me then cries. I don’t know what this means.

Apr 08, 2018
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Son pretends to be pregnant too
by: Anonymous

The year is 2018 and my son carries his babies in his shirt. Tonight I went to bed early so when I woke up to check in on him, he was sleeping on his back with a 'baby' in his shirt. Which brought me here.

Apr 09, 2010
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Hmmm-sounds like my son
by: Anonymous

My SPD son has the same thing, he's 5 and calls it "big fat belly". I've never known someone else to have this behavior so I'm glad you wrote.

My son asks me if he can play BFB- he goes to his room and stuffs a penguin under his shirt! It definitely relaxes him and has nothing to do with pregnancy...it just helps him calm and then he moves on to something else. He lays on the bed and thinks for about fifteen minutes.

My son eats only a few chosen foods but is tall and strong for his age- I wonder if he ever will have a "big fat belly" :>

Mar 22, 2010
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pretending
by: Anonymous

He is a 3 yr old exploring I would talk to him when he is not in the "playing"pregnant mode- to see what is the fascination- Maybe get a ball and you play along with him-

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