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.

Snow hazards

I have a kid who loves the snow! It’s really amazing how it can be freezing outside but that snow just calls to kids.  It’s so fun!  You can fall backwards and make a snow angel, build a snowman, have … Continue reading

How do you prepare?

It’s a true Ohio winter – one day we’ll be having 40 degrees with sunshine and the next day we’ll have 6 degrees below zero.  It’s hard to plan – so you have to plan for everything! Have you prepared … Continue reading

High chair mishaps

According to a recent report by Clinical Pediatrics, about one child is brought to the emergency room due to a high chair-related injury each hour. The report looked at data between 2003 and 2010 and saw 9,400 children were treated … Continue reading

Like mother, like daughter

Last week we went on a wonderful family vacation to Hilton Head Island. Although a little chilly (nothing like the cold weather in Dayton), we had a great time. One activity in particular really showed Mary’s “safety-daughter” personality coming out! … Continue reading

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