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.

You matter …especially to your teen!

This week, October 20-26, marks National Teen Driver Safety Week. While there are so many difficult conversations that parents have with their teens during these years, having honest discussions about driving and setting ground rules are really important. Research from … Continue reading

Smart steps

Today, Wednesday, October 9, marks another International Walk to School Day – a day to encourage children to walk to school but also to be aware of pedestrian safety. Each year, nearly 500 child pedestrians are killed in the United … Continue reading

Pinteresting… unsafe sleep

The issue of children passing away due to unsafe sleep practices continues to make headlines – and for good reason.  Montgomery County alone sees roughly one baby pass away every 6 weeks due to unsafe sleep practices. For as many … Continue reading

Are seat belts a hidden danger?

You’ve probably had it happen to you.  You are driving, quickly stop and your seat belt “locks” into place, getting tighter and tighter, requiring you to unbuckle and rebuckle the seat belt. Seat belts are designed to do this for … Continue reading

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