Category: Safety

A big sister’s plans

“I’m going to take care of the baby…give her a bottle…calm her down…and make sure that my toys don’t get in her mouth.” From the mouth of my first baby, these are the plans Mary has for her little sister.  … Continue reading

Never give up until they buckle up.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), over the past 5 years, almost half of the 1500+ kids 8-14 years old who died in car, SUV and van crashes were unbelted. This sobering statistic is one of the … Continue reading

Time to make it “blog” official

I began writing for the Dayton Children’s blog over 4 years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, Mary. At the time it was a great opportunity to combine my personal with professional life through sharing the questions I … Continue reading

Are our kids really safe at home?

With the nation still talking about the Nationwide Super Bowl ad that brought dramatic attention to the number one killer of kids, preventable injuries, Safe Kids Worldwide released new research that reveals the scope of the problem in a place … Continue reading

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