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.

Protecting little riders

Over the spring Dayton Children’s Hospital participated in quite a few helmet fittings for kids in our community.  We deeply believe in the importance of wearing helmets for each and every ride for all kids – and all wheeled sports … Continue reading

Protecting your castle

Planning your family vacation this summer?  Don’t forget to take a few extra minutes to prepare your home for your time away – you want to make sure you come back to the same place you left! Here is a … Continue reading

All locked up

A couple months ago I shared how were are working to prevent a jail break as Mary now knows how to open doors. So I think we’ve got the getting out problem solved – but what about the “locking out/in” … Continue reading

Lawn mower worries

Mary and I went on a walk the other day through our neighborhood.  She found a rock along our route and, of course, being the explorer that she is, she needed to pick it up and take it with us. … Continue reading

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