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.

E-cigarette rules great for kids

As we have posted multiple times on the Every Kid Counts Blog, e-cigarettes are dangerous for children. The proliferation of “vape” shops across the Dayton region – and across the country – shows the increasing popularity and demand for e-cigarettes. … Continue reading

Aligning to impact kids health

As the director of the Center for Child Health and Wellness, I’m thrilled to announce the creation of  the Dayton Asthma Alliance.  The Dayton Asthma Alliance aims to positively impact the health and wellness of children with asthma in the … Continue reading

Commission on Infant Mortality Releases Its Report

We’ve been updating you about Ohio’s infant mortality crisis and what is being done locally and on the statewide level to ensure babies in our community live to their first birthday and beyond.  This week, State Senator Shannon Jones is … Continue reading

O Safe Christmas Tree

The holidays are here and with it comes the Christmas Tree.  This year was really special because Mary helped to decorate the tree – but we had to be very careful because we have a little 6-month roller who in … Continue reading

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