A steely mom stopped a knife-wielding carjacker from taking her car, and her 16-month-old daughter, in Chelsea Thursday afternoon.

Don’t mess with this mom!

A steely mom stopped a knife-wielding carjacker from taking her car, and her 16-month-old daughter, in Chelsea Thursday afternoon.

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Video shows the robber, who wore his hair in a ponytail under a red knit cap, approach the 39-year-old woman’s parked car on W. 17th St. and Seventh Ave. at about 3:25 p.m.

He pulls open the driver’s side door, sticks a knife in her face and commands her out of the vehicle.

The mom puts her hand up, telling the bandit her baby girl is sitting in the back seat, and b locks him from getting inside the car, and the robber runs off, heading west on W. 17th St.

Cops describe him as dark-skinned, between 25 and 30 years old, 5-foot-8 and 135 pounds, wearing a dark V-neck shirt, gray pants, white socks and black loafers.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

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