Mum Laura, 21, claims she was in the kitchen making a bottle for her son in Essen, Germany, when she heard the baby crying.
According to local media Laura said: "I was standing in the kitchen and could hear Liam crying. I was making a bottle of milk and then when I came into the living room, I saw that Liam had a mouth full of wet wipes. I immediately began to pull them out of his mouth.
"When I shouted at Adem asking him what he had done, he did not say anything."
Mum Laura grabbed the baby and fled out of the apartment. She then went to the nursery school and picked up her other son, three-year-old Alessio and fled to Adem's mothers house.
A friend of Laura's who she told about the incident called police to report the actions.
When police arrived they called an ambulance as Liam had bruising on his face.
'According to our investigations so far, we believe the baby was crying and the father wanted his peace and quiet'
The father, who had fled to friends, was later arrested, pending further investigations.
Prosecutor Elke Hinterberg said: "According to our investigations so far, we believe the baby was crying and the father wanted his peace and quiet."
Adem is being investigated on charges of attempted murder as well as child abuse.
Lawyer Arne Michels, 32, representing the mother said: "By treating the child in this way, the father was accepting the child could die as a result. If found guilty he could face up to 1 years in prison."
Liam is being looked after by a foster family whilst the investigations are ongoing and the other child is currently in a home.