What do you make of this video? It seems that the cat is attacking the babysitter in order to defend the child that she is babysitting. It is not completely clear to me why the cat, all of a sudden, thinks that the child is in danger and needs protecting. Perhaps the babysitter gives the impression that she is pushing the child away with her left arm as she clears up a broken glass on the floor. The cat continues to attack the person. It’s as if the cat wants the person out of the home.
The cat’s behaviour is very similar to the well-known behaviour of the cat who protects a child from a dog attack although the situations are very different.
Both of these incidents strongly indicate to me that cats can treat children in the family as their own offspring. Sometimes this seems to be a very special bond between cat and young child.