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.

I Called This One

I remember as a pre-teen in the 80’s and early 90’s there were these really cool things called “slap bracelets.” I know I had quite the collection.  They were made of metal covered with fabric. They came straight but then … Continue reading

Stepping up for safety

We all know that I’m a bit of a safety dork and probably notice more about safety than most. However, I’m beginning to see how some of this safety “dorkdum” is beginning to change things. Lately I’ve been happy to … Continue reading

Crib conundrum

During our recent move we encountered a crib conundrum. As we were going though the house with the movers and pointing out everything that needed to be moved, they realized that Mary’s crib wasn’t going to fit through the door. … Continue reading

New Home. New Dangers.

We recently purchased a new home.  While we are excited about the extra space, we’ve quickly learned that with more space comes more hazards for a busy toddler. I’ve already shared with you about our adventures with stairs.  (Mary now … Continue reading

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