Deal with6 wakings
So your little one is asleep, and all is calm − until it isn’t! “It might just be something that would wake her at home, like a wet nappy,” says Lucy, “so deal with this as you would normally. But she might be waking because she’s noticed something out of the ordinary in the room and needs reassurance.” Hearing your voice will relax her, so try “shhhing” or repeating, “It’s OK darling”. “If she doesn’t settle, try putting your hand gently on her and quietly sing a lullaby,” suggests Lucy.
“If that doesn’t work, pick her up and give her a cuddle and, when you put her back into the cot, leave your hand on her for a minute.” Keep everything as soft and low-key as possible, and remember the first rule of holiday club: what happens on holiday, stays on holiday. “If you decide you want to feed her to get her back to sleep, do it,” says Lucy. “You’ll need to spend some time undoing that habit when you get home, but if it helps right now, it’s fine!”