Author: Jessica Saunders

  • Jessica Saunders

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

# SayNoToBumpers

Today, December 4, quite a few Dayton Children’s employees are attending the Ohio Infant Mortality Summit.  As I’ve shared many times on this blog – Ohio’s infant mortality rate ranks 45th out of 50 in the United States.  It’s an … Continue reading

Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.

This week is National Teens “Don’t Text and Drive Week” – a National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) campaign to address the high number of teens that text and drive. This year’s campaign is “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” Unfortunately, … Continue reading

Teens on the move

Of the many hazards parents of teenagers worry about—driving, drinking, later curfews, dating—one that likely doesn’t create alarm is walking. However, new research released by Safe Kids Worldwise, with support from FedEx, found every hour of every day a teen pedestrian … Continue reading

Child passenger safety week 2014

Dayton Children’s is dedicated to ensuring all children are safe “on the way” as they travel in car and booster seats. We are participating in Child Passenger Safety Week, a campaign dedicated to helping parents and caregivers make sure their … Continue reading

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