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.

Awareness is making an impact

The holiday weekend brought the 24th child death due to being left alone or gaining access to a vehicle.  It’s a sad way to end the summer. However, there is some silver lining when it comes to children being left … Continue reading

Landmark legislation for babies

Last week at the groundbreaking for the Dayton Children’s patient care tower,  U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown unveiled new, landmark legislation to help doctors and researchers better understand the causes of stillbirths, Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths (SUID), and Sudden Unexpected Deaths … Continue reading

Mommy, I can do it by myself

“Mommy, I can do it all by myself” is a very common phrase in my home lately.  Mary at three-and-a-half-years-old is dressing herself, choosing snacks, picking flowers or veggies from the garden and even sitting on the toilet by herself … Continue reading

All-terrain, all danger

According to a new CDC study in Injury Prevention, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) use continues to be popular for youth ages 12 to 17.  This was no surprise to me as I visited my family over the 4th of July holiday … Continue reading

eGrowing Together

is a monthly e-newsletter of child health, safety and parenting tips from the pediatric experts at Dayton Children's.

Subscribe to the blog

We have created this blog as a way to communicate key childrens' health and safety issues to parents and other child advocates. It is managed by Dayton Children's department of marketing communications. Comments can be sent to rodneyg@childrensdayton.org.

Subscribe