Trish Booth

Bio

Specialties:

Affiliation:

  • Parenting, Childbirth and Postnatal Education

Location:

  • Manlius, NY

Activity

  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    When are children ready for potty training?

    Using the toilet requires complex skills. Children need to know when they are about to have a bowel movement and be able to picture the potty in another room. They also have to be able to pull their pants up and down. Toilet training can begin with children as early as one or as late as...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How can I avoid struggling with my toddler at mealtimes?

    Reduce the struggle over eating by keeping toddler meals simple and letting your child make some choices. For example, he could choose which of two fruits to have with lunch. He could choose the bowl for his cereal. Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    Is it normal for toddlers to be fussy eaters?

    Children from ages 18 months to 3 years eat less than they did. This is a normal and healthy change because their growth slows down. It also happens at the same time as normal negativism. As part of their striving for independence, toddlers want to make food choices and feed themselves. If...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How should I start potty training my child?

    Planning for toilet training can make it easier. Parents can provide easy to remove pants and a child-size potty. Parents also need to recognize signs the child is about to pee or have a bowel movement. That way they can prompt the child to use the potty. Most of all, parents need to be aware of changes...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How can I get my kids' grandparents to stop spoiling the kids?

    Sometimes grandparents want to give their grandchildren things they weren’t able to give their own children. Sharing your concerns with the grandparent can reduce the spoiling.

    When food is the issue, explain what your family policy is.

    • Talk in terms of healthy choices.
    • Provide a treat pack for the
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  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How important is it for my children to spend time with their grandparents?

    Grandparents can provide many important benefits to a child. They can be a source of love, affection and encouragement. This helps a child learn trust. 

    Grandparents can:

    • Give the gift of time and undivided attention. That means doing something the child wants to do and at the child’s pace.
    • Teach skills and let
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  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    What should I expect while potty training my child?

    The complexity of the potty training process means progress is uneven.

    - A child may be able to wear underwear during the day but need diapers at night.
    - Be prepared for accidents. Pack extra clothing when you leave home.
    - If your child has other caregivers, coordinate your approach.
    - Delight in s

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  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How should I deal with accidents after potty training?

    Some parents begin toilet training before the child is ready. Then, they become frustrated when the child does not learn. Most children have accidents for several months after they seem trained. This, too, can be upsetting for parents. Responding with uncontrolled anger when a child has a...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How should I respond to a toddler who's always saying no?

    From around the time children learn to walk to about three years of age, they often say "no" to a suggestion or request. This negativism is part of learning to be independent. During this phase it is important to keep your toddler safe and help him develop by having him make simple choices. Getting into an argument...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How can I avoid getting angry when my baby cries at night?

    If your baby’s crying at night upsets you, avoid handling him roughly, shaking him or forcing him to lie down. It is better to place your baby in his crib on his back and walk out of the room. It is okay to let your baby cry for 15 minutes. He may fall asleep on his own during this time....Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How can I help my baby learn to go back to sleep alone?

    There are ways to help babies learn to sleep through the night. Talk to your baby’s doctor about helping your baby learn to go to sleep without your holding or rocking her. That will help your baby go back to sleep without your help. Make a plan about how you will help your baby learn to...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    Is it normal for babies to wake up during the night?

    Before three months of age, babies generally waken at night and usually need to be fed. By four months, they begin to sleep for longer periods at night. This allows their parents to get some much-needed rest. Some babies, however, do not develop normal sleep patterns. They keep waking during...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How should I respond when my toddler tests his limits?

    When you feel overwhelmed or angry with your toddler’s exploring and testing, be aware that you could handle him roughly or hurt him to show the danger. You don’t need to hit your child to show him you are alarmed by his dangerous activity, however. He will notice the change in your voice and sudden...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    How can I make my home safe for my toddler?

    It is exhausting and frustrating when your toddler explores an area that has things that can hurt her. It is easier to make an area safe for your child than to keep your child away from the dangerous things.

    - Make your home as child-safe as you can. That way you will not have to always...Read More
  • Trish Booth - Manlius, NY - Family Medicine
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    Is it normal for toddlers to test their limits?

    Babies begin exploring by nine months. They start putting toys in their mouth to learn about them. By the time they are toddlers, they spend a great deal of time exploring. They test the world around them, their own abilities and the limits to their parents’ rules. When children are mobile...Read More