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.

A big sister’s plans

“I’m going to take care of the baby…give her a bottle…calm her down…and make sure that my toys don’t get in her mouth.” From the mouth of my first baby, these are the plans Mary has for her little sister.  … Continue reading

Immunizations are safe and effective

Staying up-to-date on immunizations is one of the most important things parents can do to keep their children healthy and safe.  This week is an important week for immunizations – learn more from our guest blogger, State Senator Shannon Jones. Immunizations … Continue reading

Never give up until they buckle up.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA), over the past 5 years, almost half of the 1500+ kids 8-14 years old who died in car, SUV and van crashes were unbelted. This sobering statistic is one of the … Continue reading

Change how you see.

Giovanni finds the photo of himself at the exhibit. A couple weeks ago I shared with you the amazing day I had with Rick Guidotti – a advocacy photographer who has made it his life’s mission to change the perception … Continue reading

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