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 rules for play yards

Beginning this week, manufacturers and importers of infant and toddler play yards are required to test their play yards to ensure that they meet new federal safety standards. Play yards are defined as framed enclosures with a floor and mesh … Continue reading

Things that go bump in the night…night terrors

Mary has been doing great sleeping through the night – sometimes up to 12 hours – gotta love toddlers! However, a few weeks ago (while battling a cold) she woke up just screaming. I went into her room, picked her … Continue reading

Risky behaviors behind the wheel

Turning off can be so hard – but where do you draw the line?  I’m talking about turning off and putting down the phone in the car. Recently, Safe Kids Worldwide partnered with American Baby to study behaviors on distracted … Continue reading

Burning pain

One of the most painful injuries is a burn.  It’s currently Burn Awareness Week, and for good reason.  Among all accidental injuries, fire and burns are the number five cause of death in children ages 14 and younger — in … Continue reading

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