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.

10 easy tricks for a safe Halloween

It’s that time of year again when our little ghosts and goblins (or princesses in my house) will be out in the neighborhood looking for treats.  Unfortunately, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed … Continue reading

Are you aware of these advertising dangers

A couple weeks ago I was pulling together images to be used an ad promoting bicycle helmet use and I spent a huge amount of time going through stock photo images looking for a photo that actually showed a child … Continue reading

Marijuana and our kids

Yesterday, Dayton Children’s held a press conference in opposition of Ohio Issue 3 which will be on the November 3 statewide ballot. Issue 3 legalizes recreational use and growth of marijuana by individuals 21 years of age and older, and … Continue reading

Safe on our streets

Today is International Walk to School Day! It’s one of my favorite days of the year because Dayton Children’s and Safe Kids Greater Dayton partner with local schools to teach kids about pedestrian safety.  The Walk This Way program, sponsored … Continue reading

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