Author: Jessica Saunders

  • Jessica Saunders

    Mommy safety blogger, Jessica Saunders, is the community relations manager at Dayton Children's. She also serves as the coordinator of Safe Kids Greater Dayton, an organization dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Follow her adventures as the mother of a toddler, sharing safety concerns and tips with the Dayton community.

New helmet legislation introduced

It’s Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week 2015! On Tuesday, May 5, State Senator Shannon Jones introduced legislation that will enhance bicycle helmet safety requirements in Ohio. This legislation will require any person less than 16 years of age to wear … Continue reading

A big sister’s plans

“I’m going to take care of the baby…give her a bottle…calm her down…and make sure that my toys don’t get in her mouth.” From the mouth of my first baby, these are the plans Mary has for her little sister.  … Continue reading

Immunizations are safe and effective

Staying up-to-date on immunizations is one of the most important things parents can do to keep their children healthy and safe.  This week is an important week for immunizations – learn more from our guest blogger, State Senator Shannon Jones. Immunizations … Continue reading

Never give up until they buckle up.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), over the past 5 years, almost half of the 1500+ kids 8-14 years old who died in car, SUV and van crashes were unbelted. This sobering statistic is one of the … Continue reading

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