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.

Boosting Awareness for National Child Passenger Safety Week

It’s been a busy National Child Passenger Safety week with multiple car seat checks in the Dayton region.  There are a lot of reasons to continue raising awareness for child passenger safety and safety for all drivers and passengers. State … Continue reading

How to not get hit by a car

When kids are young, they are taught to look left, right, left before crossing the street, and to cross with an adult. But as they get older, and they are no longer with an adult, they need to learn walking … Continue reading

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

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