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.

Mommy, I can do it by myself

“Mommy, I can do it all by myself” is a very common phrase in my home lately.  Mary at three-and-a-half-years-old is dressing herself, choosing snacks, picking flowers or veggies from the garden and even sitting on the toilet by herself … Continue reading

All-terrain, all danger

According to a new CDC study in Injury Prevention, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use continues to be popular for youth ages 12 to 17.  This was no surprise to me as I visited my family over the 4th of July holiday … Continue reading

Infant mortality legislative update

As I’ve shared multiple times on this blog, infant mortality continues to be an issue for Ohio. In fact, Dayton Children’s Hospital’s 2014 Community Health Needs Assessment identifies infant mortality as one of our leading issues to address over the … Continue reading

Take the pool pledge

Children drown quickly and silently.  According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the majority of deaths and injuries in pools and spas involve children ages 1-2 and occur in residential settings. Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death … Continue reading

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