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.

Chilly mornings and car seats

Autumn is in full force and winter is right around the corner. With the cold comes the challenge of keeping Mary warm in her car seat. Now that she is bigger it’s a little harder to keep a cover over … Continue reading

Spooktacular safety precautions

Did you know that on average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year? All of the scariest movies in the world don’t add up to the fear I … Continue reading

Is my smartphone making me dumb about safety?

While we have been making tremendous strides in decreasing childhood injuries over the last twenty years there is a disturbing trend as reported by the Wall Street Journal last week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the … Continue reading

Taming the top tether

So you get your convertible or forward-facing car seat out of the box and you notice a strap with a hook attached near the top of the seat.  You scratch your head.  What is this? This is a top tether.  … Continue reading

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