Baby fed on beer in Bundaberg: a mother defends the images of a father giving alcohol to his son
Shocking footage has captured the moment a baby was fed beer by his father, with the boy’s mother defending the horrific act.
The dangerous stunt was filmed in the backyard of the family home in Bundaberg, southeast Queensland on Sunday, in celebration of Father’s Day.
In the video, the baby’s father is seen appearing to give the baby beer from a glass bottle, while holding the child between his legs.
The son can be seen drinking small amounts of liquor while his father raises his arms in the air and shakes his head in approval.
The boy’s mother filmed the stunning scene and uploaded footage to her Facebook account where it was shared by outraged social media users.
The mother responded to criticism by saying it was a “funny” moment while revealing she was expecting a second child.
A woman filmed her partner feeding their baby sips of beer on Father’s Day in the couple’s garden, before posting footage of the dangerous stunt on social media.
Many social media users slammed the parents for the disturbing act, saying it shocked them.
‘Absolutely disgusting. (It’s) Budaberg for you (sic),’ one wrote.
The mother claimed the family was simply having fun as part of Father’s Day celebrations.
“I’m not a bad mother,” she said 7News.
“We are the best parents…it was Father’s Day!”
“We all have pictures of our grandparents or fathers laughing while giving their son a sip of beer, even if it didn’t come out of his mouth! (sic)’.
The woman, who is expecting her second child, said the stunt was “funny in my eyes” before launching into a scathing attack on her critics.
“Are you really serious right now?” ” she says.
“What if you all looked at each other, no one is a straight mom, you laugh and laugh and have a little fun.
“Back then, we all have pictures of our dads giving us a sip of beer.”
The woman defended the couple’s actions and said she thought the brazen act was “funny to me” after social media users slammed her for the careless act.
Queensland Police have been notified of the incident and told Daily Mail Australia they are investigating.
“Bundaberg Police are aware of the video shown and are carrying out further investigations,” a Queensland Police spokesman said.
The state’s Child Safety Minister Craig Crawford also spoke about the incident after being asked about it at a press conference in Brisbane earlier.
Mr Crawford told reporters that people should contact authorities if they have concerns about such matters.
Experts have warned that alcohol is not safe for babies as it can affect their brain development and even cause seizures.
Pregnant mothers are urged to avoid drinking alcohol during pregnancy, as it will affect the growth of their child.