According to a recent survey conducted by the Tokyo metropolitan government, the number of cases in which babies have fallen out of baby slings has exceeded 100.
Since 2009, a total of 116 cases have been reported, and of them, 26 resulted in the children being hospitalized after having sustained injuries to their craniums from the fall, TBS reported Tuesday.
Officials found that most of the accidents occurred when the child's parents were turning the sling around, shifting the child either from their back to their stomach, or vice versa.
The government surveyed approximately 3,000 parents living in the metropolitan area, with children six or younger.
In response, the Tokyo government has formed a committee of experts and doctors to discuss measures to help prevent such accidents from occurring in the future. A report is expected to be presented before the end of the year.© Japan Today