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.

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

Every ride, every time

It’s Child Passenger Safety Week once again and Safe Kids Worldwide recently released a really interesting report titled “Buckle Up: Every Ride, Every Time,” that finds an alarming percentage of parents are not always taking the time to ensure their … Continue reading

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