When my five-year-old son wears some comfy clothes, like joggers or pyjamas especially after school, he tends to either sit on the sofa or lie on the floor and basically fondle himself. He started doing this very early on (around 2 years old for maybe about half a year) then stopped.
Now he started again several months ago and it is fairly constant. He even tries to hide it by lying underneath a blanket which we keep in the living room and in his bed. Initially we thought it was normal but now he does it when he has the chance.
My husband and I came up with a couple of ways to try and deal with this:
Make up an excuse that if he keeps doing this, he will hurt himself and will have to go to the hospital (he doesn't like hospitals).
Make him wear trousers or jeans (or something not completely comfortable) to make it more difficult.
Is this behaviour normal? Are there other steps we could try to lessen this level of fondling?