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.

We’re making progress in keeping kids safe from unsafe toys

Remember a few years ago when millions of toys were recalled shortly before the holiday season?  Since then, much has been done to keep kids safe from toys and every year since 2008 the number of toy recalls has been … Continue reading

Babies don’t need to die, Part 2

Last week I attended the the Summit on Infant Mortality in Columbus with 15 other staff members from Dayton Children’s. While I’m still unpacking a lot of what I learned at the summit, one thing continues to strike me. In … Continue reading

Babies don’t need to die, Part 1

Did you know… About 3 babies die each day in Ohio (about one baby dies every 8 hours)? More than 1,000 Ohio babies died in 2010? This number includes 50 babies in Montgomery County alone. For 2010, Ohio’s infant mortality … Continue reading

Naughty and nice toys

The holiday season is here and for many kids that means one thing: toys. Approximately 50 percent of all toy purchases in the United States occur between the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas. Do you know which toys out there … Continue reading

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