Mum slammed as toddler gets stuck in door: 'Why did you record it?'

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A US mum has been forced to defend herself after she posted a TikTok of her son with his hand stuck in the door frame as he cried out in pain.

Cassidy Kaschmitter posted a video of her toddler son unable to get his hand out, captioning it: "This was literally torture watching this over" as he cried in pain.

Although her son was unharmed many argued she should have comforted her child, not recorded it. Others thanked her for alerting them of a possible danger.

Photo from TikTok video of the boy's hand under a white door frame corner.
The boy's fingers were caught in the door frame. Source: TikTok

In the clip, Ms Kaschmitter explained she called emergency services when she couldn't get her son's finger out safely from the wooden door frame.

Mum responds to criticism

The video has over 48,000 comments and 2.8 million likes, with TikTokers arguing over whether or not the mum of two should have recorded the incident.

In the video, you can hear the boy shrieking out in pain as he lies down on the floor with his finger caught under the door frame.

Firefighters eventually arrive and prop the doorframe up so they can wiggle her son's hand out.

Ms Kaschmitter can be heard comforting her son and rubbing his back while he cried, but TikTokers argue she should have switched the phone off and fully focused on his needs until firefighters came.

"Poor kid needed comfort, not recording," one user wrote.

Screenshot from TikTok showing firefighters propping up the door frame up so the boy could slide his hand out. Source: TikTok
Emergency services had to prop the door frame up so the boy could slide his hand out. Source: TikTok

"Imagine if you were scared and in pain and the person who should be there giving all her attention to you is holding a camera recording," another commented.

'She also probably posted this to raise awareness, or just show parents what happens in situations like this and who to call and how to fix," another user argued.

"Your baby needed you, and you needed the views," another said.

"I'm not going to let these comments get to me," Ms Kaschmitter said in a follow-up video to the TikTok video.

"I know I'm a good mother."

"This was very educational," one mother wrote, thanking her for posting the video. "Kids get into everything the video could help someone else."

"I also wouldn’t have tried to pull them out myself," another agreed. "I think you did the right thing by calling for help!"

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