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.

Preventing a jail break

She’s found the door handles! My little munchkin is finally tall enough to reach the door knobs and turn them.  She loves to open and close doors – and yell “bye-bye” as she does it. We are now onto next … Continue reading

Being Informed about Traumatic Brain Injury

As I’ve shared on this blog many times, it’s been my job as a mommy safety blogger to be a voice not only for my child – but for all children in our community.  It’s so important that children have … Continue reading

Every minute of every day!

Today Safe Kids Worldwide® released a new research report that found kids are getting into medicine at an alarming rate. Every minute of every day, a poison control center receive a call about potential medicine poisoning for a child age … Continue reading

Accepting the scary

I think sometimes when something scary happens, especially as it relates to your child, you need time to accept it.  I’ve needed some time to accept that about 9 months ago Mary had a seizure (according to me).  In the … Continue reading

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