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.

It’s about our kids…infant mortality

Issues such as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), unsafe sleep and premature birth have all made headlines lately.  All of these issues, and others, contribute to Ohio’s infant mortality rate.  Unfortunately, our rate is abysmal!  This week State Senator Shannon … Continue reading

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

Every year on September 9, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is observed.  This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month of each year, our community would remember that during the nine months … Continue reading

Danger zone…parking lots

My two-and-a-half-year-old doesn’t listen, I know most don’t.  She’s at that age where she’s really getting difficult to carry, especially when I have things in my hands.  And she would much rather say “no” than hold my hand.  This makes parking … Continue reading

Teens and distractions – a dangerous mix

If you are anything like me, there are some days that I feel completely distracted. Sometimes it’s a deadline that I’m working towards or a project that I forgot and need to get to the moment I walk into work … Continue reading

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