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.

Sobering Up to the Choking Game

Recently, Dayton Children’s brought in a speaker, Scott Metheny,  a police officer from Pennsylvania, to educate parents and caregivers about The Choking Game. I was vaguely familiar with this “game” and was highly interested in hearing what Scott had to … Continue reading

Jump Around

As I begin this blog post, House of Pain’s Jump Around is in my head…but I digress… Today’s safety topic is backyard trampolines.  Recently I received a phone call from a mom who was trying to find a way to … Continue reading

Rather Ironic I Would Say!

I don’t know if you can call it life imitating art but life imitating an article it is! Over the weekend Mary was being chased by her father through the house and fell flat on her face, with the binkie, … Continue reading

Left Alone in a Hot Car

Tragedy has struck again.  Unfortunately, the United States has now seen our first two hyperthermia deaths in 2012. The first was a 13-month boy in Lee’s Summit, MO (just southeast of Kansas City), and the second in the Sugar Land … Continue reading

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