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.

Marijuana and our kids

Yesterday, Dayton Children’s held a press conference in opposition of Ohio Issue 3 which will be on the November 3 statewide ballot. Issue 3 legalizes recreational use and growth of marijuana by individuals 21 years of age and older, and … Continue reading

Safe on our streets

Today is International Walk to School Day! It’s one of my favorite days of the year because Dayton Children’s and Safe Kids Greater Dayton partner with local schools to teach kids about pedestrian safety.  The Walk This Way program, sponsored … Continue reading

Your fire prevention week conversation

It’s Fire Prevention Week which means that it’s a great time to check and make sure your smoke detectors are properly working, to schedule furnace maintenance and have a conversation with your family about what to do in the event … Continue reading

The diaper need

I’m amazed by how many diapers we go through with a 4-month-old but recently I’ve become more thankful that I  can purchase the pack of diapers that I need, when I need to.  Unfortunately, for many parents this isn’t the … Continue reading

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