A babysitter in eastern China was busted for beating a tot violently at home last Saturday.
A CCTV video clip captures the moment of a middle-aged woman slamming the baby across a sofa while the parents were not at home.
The mother spotted bruise marks on the baby and confirmed the alleged mistreatment from reviewing the footage.
The mother, who has not been named, told Pear Video that she found bruises on her child's shoulder and armpits when they got back home in Hefei, Anhui Province.
'She (the babysitter) told me the baby got the marks from a hit to some objects,' said the mother.
The tot was then being thrown to the sofa and started to cry.
She continued pulling and pushing the baby, and slapping the baby's bottom hard at least twice.
The carer confessed to the couple later and was allegedly begging for forgiveness by kneeling down on floor.
'She explained that she was not in a good mood the day and said she will bring a few hundred yuan (£50) to us to compensate,' said the mother.
The couple had already reported the incident to Hefei Police for her abusive behaviour.