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.

New recommendations on safe sleep

New recommendations regarding safe sleep were recently released by the American Academy of Pediatrics. Unsafe sleep is a significant public health issues as approximately 3500 infants die annually in the United States from sleep-related infant deaths, including sudden infant death … Continue reading

PokémonGo: How to keep kids safe when playing

I’ve blogged about some interesting things over the years — Teen Mom, the new Prince, and Pinterest. However, I never thought I would blog about Pokémon, but the time has come to address this new phenomenon — PokémonGo! PokémonGo! is a … Continue reading

A hot car death in our own community

This weekend I got a message that I had been dreading ever since I started at Dayton Children’s – and hoped I would never see. As part of Safe Kids Worldwide, I am alerted every time a child dies in … Continue reading

5 ways the new children’s garden is accessible for all kids!

Yesterday was such a fun day. We opened a new Children’s Garden across the street from Dayton Children’s. The bright, new place to play, learn and grow was built as part of the DaVinci revitalization project for the Greater Old … Continue reading

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