Author: Jessica Saunders

  • Jessica Saunders

    Mommy safety blogger, Jessica Saunders, is the community relations manager at Dayton Children's. She also serves as the coordinator of Safe Kids Greater Dayton, an organization dedicated to preventing childhood injuries. Follow her adventures as the mother of a toddler, sharing safety concerns and tips with the Dayton community.

The Choking Hazard

Mary’s been on solid food for quite some time.  She is a huge eater and so far hasn’t been picky about anything (I’m knocking on wood). However, Mary doesn’t have any teeth yet so we are still rather cautious about … Continue reading

Sports Safety: The Balancing Act

According to Safe Kids USA, more than 38 million children play organized sports each year in the U.S. and an estimated 3.5 million injuries are sustained by youth while playing sports. Approximately two out of three sports-related injuries treated in … Continue reading

That Next Step Up

Mary has hit the next car seat milestone – she’s in a rear-facing convertible seat.  Although her infant car seat would have let me keep her in until she was 35 pounds – my back couldn’t handle carrying her anymore … Continue reading

Mary See, Mary Do!

Mary has become an imitator. She feeds her baby doll a bottle.  She pushes her baby doll in a stroller. She puts on my shoes and tries to walk around.  She wipes her baby doll’s nose. She takes all of … Continue reading

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