Chicago police have charged a 22-year old mother and her boyfriend with child abuse.
Police say Priscilla Forys and 21-year old Julian Hernandez bit, scalded and broke the bones of an eight-month old boy.
A three-year old girl was so badly neglected that she lost weight and hair.
Both adults are charged with felony aggravated battery and misdemeanor endangering the life and health of a child.
The children are now in the custody of the department of children and family services.