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3. Slowly back away If you’ve been lying with him until he’s asleep (to prevent jack-in-the-box antics), gradually inch away. Sit nearby in a chair. Over a few days (or weeks), move the chair further away until you're in the doorway.
4. Erect a new barricade Now that your kid can get out of bed whenever she pleases, you want to make sure she won’t wander up and down the stairs. Invest in a sturdy safety gate.
5. On a roll If your kid tends to toss and turn at night, you might want to buy a bed rail to prevent any pre-dawn spills. Or try this ingenious parent hack: Roll up a large towel and tuck it under the fitted sheet at the edge of the bed.