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.

Moving Tips for Toddlers

We recently moved and it was sure a process – who knew I could collect so much stuff.  Having a toddler doesn’t help – she has tons of clothing and randomly shaped toys. I can’t say the move was stress … Continue reading

The Blessing of Dogs

I love my dog, Bella.  So does Mary.  I was really worried about Bella when Mary first arrived.  Bella was our first child.  I was so worried that they wouldn’t get along.  However, I’m happy to report that Bella and … Continue reading

Step Right Up!

We recently purchased a new home and one of the biggest changes will be that we actually have stairs with easy access for Mary.  Of course, we are going to do our very best to block her from the stairs … Continue reading

The Life (Strait) Jacket – Part Two

We just got back from vacation and I’m amazed and how much can change in a year! As you may remember, last year on vacation Mary was introduced to her life jacket. Needless to say, it was a very unpleasant, … Continue reading

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