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.

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

A dangerous window of opportunity

Spring has finally arrived and it’s the time of the year when it feels great to open the windows and let that spring air in. As I shared in earlier blogs, we moved last summer and I’m learning as I … Continue reading

The “B” and microbiomes

As a mother there seems to be a variety of things I can feel guilty about – not spending enough time with my daughter, not feeding her the best food on a busy night or giving into one more television … Continue reading

View our new helmet video

Call me a safety geek – but I get so happy when I see kids (and parents) wearing bicycle helmets on the road.  Maybe it’s because we do so much education throughout the year about the importance of helmets in … Continue reading

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