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.

Committing to our children

As Dayton Children’s mommy safety blogger, I tend to focus more on unintentional injuries.  However, there is a great need to call attention to intentional injuries as well – since many of the children affected by violence may not have … Continue reading

Dog Bites Bite

A couple weeks ago a friend of mine posted a photo on Facebook of her son who had been bitten by their dog.  His cheek had a visible bite mark and needed a couple stiches.  My friend had just given … Continue reading

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

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