Man posts video using hot sauce for potty training a child: Clear case of child abuse

Man posts video using hot sauce for potty training a child: Clear case of child abuse

A man posted a video on Snapchat that shows him using hot sauce for potty training a child. Concerned citizens who saw the video quickly became outraged at the man's behavior.

Potty training can be frustrating and stressful for parents and kids. But this does not mean that parents should ever resort to barbaric methods of potty training, like one man recently did. A Snapchat video of a man using hot sauce for potty training a child has recently gone viral online, sparking outrage towards the man’s irresponsible actions.

Why did the man use hot sauce for potty training?

In the video, the man grabs the small boy, then holds him firmly under one arm. The boy is screaming in fear. Then, the man proceeds to pour hot sauce down the little boy’s pants. The boy is howling in pain and fear by this point. But it only gets worse. The man next pours the sauce on his hands, and proceed to rub it all over the boy’s face.

What is perhaps the most shocking part of it all is that the mother, who is seen sitting on a couch in the video, seems to be okay with what’s happening to her son.

The mother, who chose to remain anonymous said, “The video was played out to be something it wasn’t. My son, I would never put him in harm’s way.”

The mother also said that her son was fine. She even mentioned that he was laughing afterward.

The video has been viewed more than 13,000 times on Facebook.

Here are some of the shocking photos:

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The man held the child up and poured hot sauce down his pants. | Photo screencapped from: YouTube

hot sauce for potty training

In this photo, the man put some hot sauce on his hands and started rubbing it on the child’s face. | Photo screencapped from: YouTube

hot sauce for potty training

The child crying after hot sauce was poured down his pants, and rubbed on his face. | Photo screencapped from: YouTube

Police are now investigating the case

People who saw the video online became outraged at the man’s use of hot sauce for potty training.

Shana Honeycutt, a concerned mother who saw the video, shared the video on Facebook which prompted police to investigate the matter.

She shares, “It’s abuse. You don’t potty train by pouring hot sauce down a baby’s pants and wiping it all over the face.”

“As soon as I saw it, I was literally shaking and crying,” Shana added. 

Local police, along with members of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) have already visited the child’s family and found that the child appears to be in a safe home. Police will still be conducting an investigation regarding the matter.

Many cases of abuse happen during potty training

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “more abuse occurs during toilet training than during any other developmental step.” Particularly because parents can sometimes expect too much from their kids, and thus mistake the child’s inability to understand as disobedience.

Parents should be able to know whether or not their child is ready to be potty trained. They can do this by consulting with their child’s pediatrician, or by seeking information to properly gauge their child’s ability to be potty trained.

Here are some basic things that moms and dads need to know when it comes to potty training their child:

  • At 18 months, you can start to get your child ready for potty training. Teach them about bodily functions, about pee and poop, and teach them to tell you whenever they soil their diapers.
  • At around 21 months, you can already start teaching your child about using the toilet. Let them know that they should use the toilet if they need to pee or poop.
  • At two years, you can slowly start asking your child to go to the bathroom whenever they need to pee or poop. They don’t have to use the toilet this early, but they should already know where to go. 
  • Take it slow. Don’t rush your child, and let them toilet train at their own pace. Be consistent, and praise or reward your child if they do things properly.
  • You should not get discouraged if your child takes a while to be potty trained. Potty training takes time, and you should be patient with your child.

Parents, remember never to punish your child in the potty training process. Be understanding if they have an accident, and encourage them to do better next time. If you feel your child is not ready for potty training, stop the process, then recommence in a week or two. 


Source: Oxygen

Photos screencapped from: YouTube

ALSO READ: 4 Common potty training mistakes parents should avoid

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Jan Alwyn

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