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Sleep School

We believe sleep training should align with parenting.

Get your child to bed in 10 mins & sleeping through the night, using a responsive approach.


Being a sleep deprived parent is tough.

Don't want to do cry-it-out

You know sleep is important, but you also don't want to do cry-it-out.

Exhausted & running on empty​

When you don't get enough sleep, everything else in life feels impossible. You can see this with your child as well.

Don't know who to trust​

Everyone has a conflicting opinion, (and a PDF that they want to sell you). You don't know who to trust, or who to turn to.

Traditional sleep training is outdated...

It’s harsh, and doesn’t fit with
what modern-day families need.

Like you, we knew there had to be a better way.


Sleep training that benefits the whole family

Sleep Through The Night​

Get your 8-hours, and help your child get a full night's sleep, within a few weeks.

10 Minute Bedtime

Bedtime can be a fun, bonding time, that doesn't need to take hours. Feel what it's like to have time to relax again!

Strengthen Parent-Child Bond

Our responsive approach is designed to improve sleep, while also fostering a secure attachment and equipping your child for the future.

Sleep help reimagined

How it works


Download app & create plan

We account for everything: sleep issues, child’s temperaments, feeding preferences, bed set-up, medical considerations, travel, naps, daycare – you name it.


Move through plan step-by-step

Complete the steps at your own pace, with adaptions made to your plan as you progress. Families usually take between 2-4 weeks to complete.


Get coaching from a team of experts

You will have 60 days of coaching from our experts. Message with any questions, comments (within ET working hours Mon-Fri).


Feel like yourselves again

Wake up refreshed every morning, and reap the long-term benefits of everyone getting enough sleep. 

Select your child’s age to see your program.

How old is your child?

4-5 months

one time payment


30 day satisfaction guarantee


Advice You Can Trust

Our proprietary technology is build from learnings from over 4.1 million chat messages and 48k real-time observations of families completing our program. This deep understanding allows us to really personalize your plan, and adapt it as you progress.

Non-Cry-It-Out Method

Using our responsive method, we teach a child to feel safe and secure at night, not simply teach them a new habit.

93% Success Rate

We’ve got a 93% efficacy with even the toughest of sleep issues (and families who’ve tried multiple other methods before).

5,000+ Rested Families

Our programs are based on 3.5+ years of data, research & coaching families moment-by-moment through their sleep issues.


Pre-Batelle vs Post-Batelle

Here is an example of the quality of sleep your child will be getting after graduating Sleep School. This data, collected from an Owlet case study, was measured both before and after a toddler’s participation in Sleep School. This could be your child in just two weeks.

Before Sleep School

Here's a snapshot of a child two weeks before they started Sleep School. In addition to the multiple night wake-ups, you'll notice that the child experiences very little deep sleep, with irregular and short sleep cycles interrupted by wakings.

After Sleep School

This snapshot was taken three months after graduating Sleep School. Here, night wake-ups are non-existent and the toddler is sleeping through the night, with much more consistent and regular sleep cycles. It's also worth noting the lower heart rate, suggesting a much calmer and comfortable night for the child.


From Exhausted to Empowered

Hear from other parents just like you.

They started off anxious, exhausted and worried that if they did cry-it-out that it would negatively impact child.

They left feeling confident, refreshed and proud of the journey they went on.

Reviews from Batelle Families

17 Jul 2023

More than a year later, we continue to highly recommend Batelle!

Sleep training is never easy, but having Batelle there to help us through was what made us go from unpredictable bedtimes and 5-6 wake ups a night, to consistent bedtimes and sleeping through the night. After two weeks in the program, we went on a long vacation that eventually derailed much of our progress but when we got home and reached out to the Batelle team, they got us back on track and supported us back to our goals. They keep you part of the program and continue to provide resources without making you feel rushed. I was concerned that if we didn't reach our goals in 2 weeks that we would be out of luck, much to my surprise, we did reach our goals after those 2 weeks and then when we needed the extra help, they were still there for us. Great program and great people. Be ready to commit to the program when you start, it's definitely all-in to achieve your goals.
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By Gabriela
10 Jul 2023

Worth Every Penny

Worth every penny. You have to trust the process and really commit - but once you do, it truly works. We tried what felt like everything, including a lot of approaches marketed as 'gentle sleep training' that were just cry it out with a nicer name. The Batelle method truly is unique, gentle, and teaches sleep as a skill rather than a one time learned behavior. We went through both Batelle babies and the sleep school program, and couldn't have been more impressed or grateful for the support and kindness we received throughout both processes. The method absolutely requires more time, patience, and work than alternatives out there, but getting to our ultimate goal of sleeping through the night in a way that I actually felt good about was absolutely worth it. Couldn't recommend more highly.
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By Lauren B
15 May 2023

From rocking to sleep to champ independent sleeper

Our sweet baby, Beau, loved to only sleep on us for naps and night. Batelle helped us first solve the nights, and then transition to a crib, and then naps. Beau now sleeps 7:30pm to 7:30am with an occasional visit to settle him in crib, but we never have to rock him anymore. He trusts his crib and loves it! His naps are great too. We were not one of the worst cases but Beau is now a fantastic sleeper, and we owe a lot to Batelle.
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By Ashley Miller Perlwitz


Batelle is the leading Sleep School for children 0-6 years old:

 We are pioneering a different approach to children’s sleep, based on building trust, connection and engagement

 We understand children’s sleep better than anyone, having helped over 5000 families, with the toughest of sleep issues

 We’ve taken these learnings, and create personalized plans for every child, parent and family, tailored to age, sleep issues, medical conditions, parental preferences, child temperament, environment (eg. room sharing with sibling) and other variables (eg. daycare). This gives every parent and child what they need in order to see success and get more sleep.

👉 Read here about the stories from parents choosing a responsive approach 👈

The Batelle method is a responsive process that supports your child’s ability to sleep more independently. 

Not “forced” into compliance as a result of nights of disengaging.

Not “trained” to stop calling out to you when they need you.

Not “tricked” by putting them down drowsy enough and disappearing.

But really and truly able to sleep without you there with them. If you are thinking, “there is no way, there is no world, where my child ever learns how to fall asleep independently or link their sleep cycles (sleep through the night) independently”…

Welcome, you’re come to the right place.

Read more about our method here.  

Cry-it-out can work for a lot of families, and if it works for you, that’s great! However, it often doesn’t work, especially in the long-term.

However, the real reason we don’t promote cry-it-out is that we think it misses a unique and impactful opportunity to reinforce a secure attachment between you and your child. We believe that sleep is the perfect opportunity to show your child that you will always show up for them and respond to their needs, even in the tough times. 

We know that sleep is a time of vulnerability for a child, and our belief is that how parents engage with their children during these vulnerable times, has the capacity to teach children fundamental life skills and instil a sense of confidence in them that translates to all other areas of life.

Yes, we have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee for our Mini, Baby, Toddler and Preschooler programs. 

There is no guarentee for our Batelle Beginnings program (prenatal -3 months old), as it is a monthly subscription.

We don’t just teach you how to ‘fix sleep’; we coach you how to improve your child’s relationship with sleep for the long term. Over the last ~3.5 years of working with families, we have a 93% success rate and have worked with the toughest and most complex of sleep issues. The reason we see such high success is that we are working on the fundamentals: a child’s need to feel safe, loved and responded to. Some children need more reassurance and more time than others, but ultimately you’re building up your child’s confidence and sense of security, which results in them feeling safe enough to sleep independently. You will have 60 days of coaching access to our sleep experts, which is ample time to go on this journey with your child and adapt the program to your family’s needs. However, we also have a 30-day satisfaction guarantee if you feel that the program is not for you.

Yes, we cover all things sleep. You’ll work on naps and night-sleep separately though, as we want to make sure your child is getting enough sleep through this transition period by balancing night and day sleep.

Yes, Batelle now accepts both HSA and FSA payments at check-out. You will get a Letter of Medical Necessity within minutes, that should you need it, you can give to your insurance provider.  

You can read more about this in our HSA/FSA blog

You’ll have access to content that will coach you through the regressions, but if you wanted more chat support, you’d need to purchase an additional month’s access to the team. Please email [email protected] for more info on this.

Absolutely. We are breastfeeding-friendly. We’ll work with you to ensure you’re still able to breastfeed in any capacity you seek, and we’ll help you wean your child at night if appropriate/desired. If your child still requires a night feed, we’ll structure your program to make allowances for this. Please note that it’s important to consult your pediatrician before changing your child’s feeding routine.

Children with sensory processing disorders or ADHD? Absolutely. We have great success with our families who come for help.

Children who are teething or going through a regression? Yes, we will adapt your plan accordingly to make allowances for these situations. It will likely take a bit longer, but you can certainly get to the results.

Multiple children /twins? Yes, it does. However, we do advise you to either have two caregivers carrying out Sleep School, or to put one child through the program after the other.

Moms who are breastfeeding? Absolutely. We are breastfeeding and attachment-parenting friendly. We’ll work with you to ensure you’re still able to breastfeed in any capacity you seek, and we’ll help you wean your child at night if appropriate/desired. If your child still requires a night feed, we’ll structure your program to make allowances for this.

Co-sleeping? Co-sleeping is used to describe both bed-sharing and room-sharing: –

  • Room-sharing is fully supported and we will advise you on setting up the room in a way that helps you reach success.
  • Bed sharing: we understand this is a personal choice, and works for a lot of families. As it’s against AAP guidelines, we don’t give advice on how to continue bed-sharing, but are happy to help you transition away from it. If you are wanting to continue bed-sharing, you will be able to do certain parts of the program, which will improve sleep, but will not get you to the full outcome (as a bit part of the program is teaching a child to feel safe independently).

It’s a combination of videos, video demos, audio and written plans. This is all housed in your child’s journey in the App, and will be curated into a step-by-step plan easy to follow and track progress.

Absolutely, we work with a lot of children with strong-willed temperaments. The key thing to understand is when a child is fighting bedtime, or gets really upset or angry when you leave the room, it’s coming from a place of fear. They feel most safe around you. And when you leave, they haven’t yet learned that they are still safe and that you are still there to protect them. When a child has a strong reaction, it’s their “fight” instinct kicking in, in an effort to keep you in the room/ prevent going to sleep etc. The way to address this is through love, reassurance and showing them that they have nothing to be fearful of.

If your little one needs a lot of reassurance and is sensitive, then we’ll make sure you take a more gentle, slower approach. For these little ones, using a responsive approach will give you the best results as it allows you to nurture them while also helping them learn to be comfortable independently.

Yes! Any and all caregivers you want can be added to the App, and will all be able to see 1) the same personalized content and 2) the same chat conversations with our experts. This means everyone is on the same page at all times. We also are happy to coach any additional caregivers as part of the program.

Kids, especially those in daycare, get sick all the time. We leave it to you to decide if your child is well enough to do the program or not. You know best. If you feel you need to take a break because your child is sick, you will pause where you are, give your child whatever they need, and when you are ready to rejoin, you will. With 60 days of chat support, you have plenty of time for pauses as needed.

This is a really important question. While there is crying in our program, as that is how little ones communicate, our program will help you understand your little one’s crying and what that crying is communicating to you. Our program will teach you about the different cry levels so you can discern if your child is just protesting or becoming distressed and guide you on tailoring your level of response to your child’s level of upset. If your child is becoming distressed, whether that’s twenty minutes in or two minutes in, you will use various strategies to de-escalate the situation and help regulate your child without losing the integrity of the method. 

This might be our most asked question! When parents respond to their children, they often respond to either comfort them and disengage or soothe them to sleep. While you will be fully responsive in our program, your responsiveness is intentional and with the goal of supporting your child in settling to sleep.

Whether breastfeeding or bottle feeding, weaning is something that will play a big role in your plan if this is your goal. In almost all cases, we recommend weaning slowly and gently to help get your child appropriately adjusted to these changes. We will guide you on exactly what this looks like in our program. Please note that it’s important to consult your pediatrician before making any changes to your child’s feeding routine.

Ensuring room safety is the foremost consideration for open bed setups where children have the freedom to leave their beds. Equally important is a shift in mindset: it’s important to recognize that your little one is likely to wander off their bed, and that’s perfectly fine! As long as their room is secure, they can explore. We suggest implementing a door boundary, like a child gate, to help keep them safely in their room during sleep. Please know – at no time in this program will your child be left screaming at their gate for you, as you will always respond right when they need you. If you’re uncomfortable with this idea, you can be the boundary at the door, taking charge of ensuring your child understands the expectation of staying in their room during sleep time. Our program will assist you in establishing consistent routines and effectively communicating boundaries, fostering trust in your child that you will always be there when they need you while also emphasizing the importance of staying in their room during sleep.

Absolutely. If you feel it is the right time for your family to make this move, we’d love to help you. This is a big change for your child, and we honor that as best we can. please remember that you will be in the room with your child for much of the program, which is helpful in transitioning from co-sleeping.

We understand this is a personal choice and works for many families. As it’s against AAP guidelines, we don’t give advice on how to continue bed-sharing but are happy to help you transition away from it. If you want to continue bed-sharing, you will be able to do certain parts of the program, which will improve sleep but will not get you to the full outcome (as a big part of the program is teaching a child to sleep independently). However, you can always complete the program at a later date. 

Yes! What makes sense for your family makes sense for us as long as your child has their own sleep space.

There will be disruptions, so it’s best to find a way to move your other child to a different room during the program. 

Yes, however, we advise you to either have two caregivers carrying out the program or to put one child through the program after the other.

This is completely up to you and what works for your family. You can have one parent do the program or take turns. A support person is always helpful, but we understand that situations don’t always allow that, and we assure you that one person can successfully complete the program. The most important thing is that all involved caregivers are aligned in order to minimize inconsistency.