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.

Risky behaviors behind the wheel

Turning off can be so hard – but where do you draw the line?  I’m talking about turning off and putting down the phone in the car. Recently, Safe Kids Worldwide partnered with American Baby to study behaviors on distracted … Continue reading

Burning pain

One of the most painful injuries is a burn.  It’s currently Burn Awareness Week, and for good reason.  Among all accidental injuries, fire and burns are the number five cause of death in children ages 14 and younger — in … Continue reading

The importance of your child’s photo

It’s probably a parent’s worst nightmare – their child goes missing.  Even when I can’t find Mary for a second because she ran around the corner to hide my heart skips a beat. While it’s something difficult to think about, … Continue reading

The stair climber

We recently moved from a ranch home to a tri-level home, creating greater opportunities for Mary to climb stairs. Had we moved when she was younger and just crawling, we would have put up gates on the stairs.  The best … Continue reading

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