A TIKTOK mum has said her child was taken from her after a video of him wrapped in cling film went viral.
Mum Savannah posted a tearful video revealing her son had been removed from her house after someone reported her and her husband.
Her toddler, Gunner, was being pushed around by Savannah’s husband Hank while wrapped up tightly in cling film.
The video has since been taken down by TikTok, but screenshots of the controversial act have remained.
Dad Hank “jokingly” wrapped up the tot in cling film so he couldn’t move, since the toddler had been playing in unsafe places earlier in the day.
Savannah explained: “It was just a funny thing Hank did because Gunner was getting into the stove that day and tried putting a fork in a socket.”
In the video, young Gunner is seen unable to move his arms or legs, which are bound by the plastic wrap.
He then plopped over on the bed as his parents laughed.
In a video days after the cling film video went viral, Savannah posted a video explaining what had happened.
She said: “This weekend was extremely traumatic for us as a family and will be taking time away to heal.”
Social services were called after the video circulated online, resulting in the tot being taken away from his parents for a brief while.
Child protective authorities have since cleared the couple of any wrongdoing towards their young son.
Nevertheless, her family is shaken up – and Savannah’s followers don’t agree with her actions.
One pointed out: “I know it’s harsh to take him but I’m sure there’s been cases were parents have done something that seems harmless like this and it’s ended really bad.”
Another disagreed with Savannah’s claim in the video that her son was laughing about the ordeal.
They said: “He was not smiling, he looked so sad…”
Another follower commented: “I just saw the full video and my heart broke a little 🙁 he looks nervous and of course he’s too little to say anything.”
One follower accused Savannah of not truly crying in the explanation video.
She said: “He was not laughing just like you’re not crying…”
If you suspect a child of being mistreated, contact social services.
There are a number of different ways to contact social services in the UK.
The best way is to go to your local authority’s website to find the correct telephone and email contact number.
They may even have a form you can fill in and submit.
For child protection concerns you should dial 999 if it’s an emergency, or contact the children and family services.
An out of hours contact should also be available.
The NHS website provides links to family action, and other ways of contacting social services include NSPCC and Childline.
There is also help on gov.uk, in which someone can enter their details to apply for a care assessment from social services.