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.

Register your car seat today

In 2014, more than six million car seats were recalled for a safety defect, yet fewer than half of them were repaired. With support from General Motors, Safe Kids Worldwide recently launched new research with really interesting findings. “Car Seat … Continue reading

5 simple things every parent needs to teach their children

Every day 44 children are hit by a car while walking. Recently released data from 2013 reports 444 kids were killed in 2013 after being hit while walking. And 16,000 more were injured; that’s 44 children hurt every day. These … Continue reading

School bus shuffle

Kids have gone back to school over the last couple weeks and that means a new routine for drivers with more people, cars and buses on the road. I know my new daily routine has to change allowing for a … Continue reading

The bike helmet that saved a life

I’m always impressed when parents work through adversity and become true advocates when their child is injured.  Today I want to share with you Jane’s story.  Thankfully her 8-year-old son was wearing a helmet during a recent accident – you … Continue reading

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