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.

Sound bites for safety

I’m just days back on the job after maternity leave (details coming soon) and I’ve done two news interviews about the importance of bicycle safety – including helmets – due to a recent bicycle accident death. I watched a lot … Continue reading

Know the heatstroke numbers

I’m loving this Ohio weather, unfortunately I know with warmer weather comes the major risk for young children dying in hot cars. However, a new national survey shows that parent and caregiver awareness of the dangers continues to be high and … Continue reading

Swings and slings can be dangerous things

A new study underlines the importance of not putting babies to sleep in car seats, swings, bouncers and other carrying devices. In the study, researchers reviewed 47 deaths among children younger than age 2 that occurred in sitting and carrying … Continue reading

New helmet legislation introduced

It’s Bike Helmet Safety Awareness Week 2015! On Tuesday, May 5, State Senator Shannon Jones introduced legislation that will enhance bicycle helmet safety requirements in Ohio. This legislation will require any person less than 16 years of age to wear … Continue reading

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