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.

Driveway safety

The driveway can be a scary place! With parents and guests coming and going it’s not a safe place to play. Unfortunately, backup crashes involving light vehicles cause an average of 210 deaths and 15,000 injuries a year.  Most of the … Continue reading

E-cigarettes – a huge cause for alarm

A few weeks ago, my colleague and blogger friend Dr. Shalini Forbis shared some of the dangers of e-cigarettes – particularly to teenagers. A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls … Continue reading

The recall adventure

Another car seat recall has hit the scene. Evenflo is recalling select models of their car seats that use a harness crotch buckle which may become resistant to unlatching over time, due to exposure to various contaminants (food and drinks). … Continue reading

Bad medicine

Safe Kids Worldwide just released a new research report identifying new insights into why kids are getting into medicine nearly 500,000 times per year. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receives a call about a potential medicine poisoning … Continue reading

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