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.

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

Easy car seat safety checklist

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for safety mom!  It’s Child Passenger Safety Week! I have a spring in my step! This year, I have a great checklist to share with you from Safe Kids USA. It’s the … Continue reading

The amazing world of child passenger safety technicians

Earlier this summer I had the pleasure of taking 15 new child passenger safety technicians through the 32-hour Child Passenger Safety Certification. This was an amazing group of people who are now going to be working in their communities to … Continue reading

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