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.
According to Daily Mail, 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 father, however, believed the marks were caused by violent pinching.
The couple played back the surveillance camera tape and saw the babysitter throwing and cradling their children violently.
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.