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How a pool noodle can keep your kid from rolling out of bed

It's just one genius idea in "Parent Hacks."

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Every parent has a few good tricks up their sleeve and the ultimate way to rack up the karma points is to share your know-how with others. Asha Dornfest took that idea and ran with it, launching ParentHacks.com, which has been named Babble's #1 Most Useful Blog three different times.

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Dornfest took ParentHacks.com's best of the best and compiled them into a handy little book, "Parent Hacks," out today. In it, there are 134 tips ranging from pregnancy to potty training, and a lot in between. Basically, it's next-level "Why didn't I think of that?"

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Here, she shares with us one tip from the book:

Use a pool noodle to keep your kid from rolling out of bed.

If your kid's an active sleeper, those first few nights in a big-kid bed are nail-biters. Will be roll out of bed and hit the floor? Wedge a pool noodle (or a tightly rolled-up towel) along the edge, between the mattress and the fitted sheet. The resulting bump is just enough of a barrier to keep your kid in bed through the night.

Excerpted from "Parent Hacks," with permission.

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