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.

Can’t anyone get safe sleep around here?

Sleep seems to be one of the most sought after things this time of year.  Even more important is the sleep our children get (which means that we can get something done!). However, this is also a dangerous time of … Continue reading

No word for a parent who loses a child

I’ve struggled this week to find words that properly honor the grief that families in our country are going through and I was reminded of a post I did on November 16, 2011, after hearing from parents who lost their … Continue reading

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

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