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.


Admit it.  We’ve all done it. We’ve glanced at our email, sent a text, or liked a Facebook post when we were supposed to be concentrated on driving. And while we may think of teenagers when the term “distracted driving” … Continue reading

The child-friendly skies

Holiday travel season is right around the corner.  If you are traveling via plane you know there are so many things to consider – especially if you are traveling with kids. Luckily, a new Federal Aviation Administration ruling will make … Continue reading

10 easy tricks for a safe Halloween

It’s that time of year again when our little ghosts and goblins (or princesses in my house) will be out in the neighborhood looking for treats.  Unfortunately, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed … Continue reading

Are you aware of these advertising dangers

A couple weeks ago I was pulling together images to be used an ad promoting bicycle helmet use and I spent a huge amount of time going through stock photo images looking for a photo that actually showed a child … Continue reading

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