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Sleep School

The Sleep Solution for Children Under 6

Have your child put to bed in 5 minutes and sleep through the night. Guaranteed.

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What We Guarantee


5-Minute Bedtime​

Bedtime doesn’t have to be a struggle. Many children resist going to bed or sleeping without some form of parental intervention, like being fed to sleep or having one more story. This is because they've learned to depend on these things to fall asleep. What this means is... that for the vast majority of children, bedtimes issues are behavioural rather than biological. Our goal for bedtime is to be a positive experience of connection before you say goodnight.


Sleep Through The Night

We can give you and your family uninterrupted sleep at night. From 6 months old, a child starts to develop habits or ‘sleep associations’, anchoring them to certain people, objects or activities (eg. mom standing at the... door, dad holding their hand, one more glass of water etc).

These sleep associations are usually somewhat arbitrary and cause persistent sleep disruptions for both parents and child that can last all the way into later preschooler years. With the right guidance, you can replace the sleep associations that are causing issues, while also making sure that your child still feels safe.


Non Cry-it-Out

Cry-it-out is unfortunately not very effective - especially as children grow older. We think there is a better way. We focus on training you - the parent. Rather than not responding to a child crying at night (eg. CIO /... Ferber), we teach the opposite.

We train parents to attune to their child’s needs, and respond in a way that both reassures the child but also continuously moves them towards better sleep habits. Through being present and engaged, you will not only solve any sleep issues your child is experiencing, but also deepen your connection with them.


5 Years of Support

This is the only sleep investment you will need to make. We are in this with you for the long-haul. As part of the Batelle family, you will be looked after, supported and coached through any of your child's sleep issues for the next 5 years. You will... navigate life changes, developmental leaps and periods of teething or sickness with us by your side. Your success, becomes our success.


Why We Can Guarantee Results

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The Largest Team of Sleep Experts

With 35+ full -time specialists, we’re not just an influencer providing generic advice from a book. With the largest team in the industry, we have the deepest understanding of which sleep interventions work in which specific situations, having guided thousands of families minute-by-minute, through their individual challenges.

Fully Aligned with Parent Goals

Our incentives are completely aligned with yours. We don’t charge for our time, we charge for outcomes. We’re so confident in the long-lasting results of Batelle that we will provide you unlimited support through the next 5 years of your child’s sleep.

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Accomplished Panel of Scientific Experts

We work with some of the most notable scientific and health advisers in the space, including the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Microsoft, UCL Honorary Fellow and pediatrician, and the former CEO of Oura Ring.

Data-driven, science-backed

Pre-Batelle vs Post-Batelle

This data, collected from an Owlet case study of a toddler before and after Batelle, clearly indicates the improved consistency, quality, and depth of sleep of this individual.

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.

Worth. Every. Penny.

See What Parents Are Saying

“We learned so much more about her...
There's somebody that can guide me through this”

Marie Batelle Family

“[Batelle] was there for us 100%... it didn't matter what time of day or night - it was phenomenal"

Megan & Chris Batelle Family

“I honestly have excelled more with my work, with my relationships...”

Alaina Batelle Family

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
The first step

Get Started With A Call

If you’re tired of just coping, here is the first step to solving your problems. Our approach is designed around the principles of early childhood development and then tailored to your specific family needs. We know we can help – the ball is in your court.

Success stories

Meet The Families

We’ve seen it all: multiple wake-ups in the middle of the night, cranky mornings and hour-long bedtimes, and all of the above all at once. We’ve solved some of the toughest cases – but don’t just take it from us.

Meet the parents who have been there. Hear their stories in their own words, and learn how Batelle impacts a family’s life.


24-Hour Guardian Angels

This is a new kind of pedagogical support. Our app is open through day and night for you to access everything you need to reach your sleep goals – Sleep School information, key learnings, and a direct line to our Sleep Guides will have the kids sleeping (and graduating!) in no time.

You are no longer alone in this

We are you and your child’s champion for two weeks. We are with you at every step of the way. We will help you navigate bedtimes, wake-ups and mornings, cheerleading and supporting you throughout. You are no longer alone in this – support is at your fingertips! Children don’t come with an instruction manual or live support – until now.

Our Advisors

At Batelle, we are always looking to further hone and develop our approach with scientific rigor. To help us with this, we have built a board of some of the world’s most influential individuals from the world of medicine and health, including doctors, pediatricians, and academic researchers.


Dr Valeria Ricotti


Dr Ricotti is a professor of pediatrics and child neuropsychiatry and an honorary clinical lecturer at UCL.


Harpreet Rai


Harpreet Rai is the former President & CEO at Oura Ring.


Dr Umang Patel


Dr Patel is Chief Clinical Information Officer at Microsoft, and a pediatrician.

Your Dream Team

Kim Hewlett | Batelle

Kim Hewlett


Specialized in lactation, weaning, and infancy, Kim focuses on Batelle’s younger families.

Elizabeth Green | Batelle

Elizabeth Green


Elizabeth brings 35 years of early childhood development work to the Sleep Guide team.

Deanna Buley | Batelle

Deanna Buley


Deanna specializes in scheduling for families to suit their specific needs and preferences.

Sam Rosenberg | Batelle

Sam Rosenberg


Sam is trained and certified in working with children on the autism spectrum.

Lucie Holtermann | Batelle

Lucie Holtermann


Lucie’s experience as a doula and psycotherapy expert is invaluable to the Sleep Guide team.

Ayla Roberts | Batelle

Ayla Roberts


With a background in family therapy, Ayla has guided over 1,500 families to graduation.


Batelle is so much more than sleep training. It is access to a team of 35+ sleep experts for up to 5 years, who walk you step-by-step through your personalized plan. It is the confidence in knowing your child is getting the sleep they need to develop and grow. It is how you get your nights back. 

In fact, we are so confident in our ability to solve the toughest of sleep issues that we guarantee our results of a 5-minute bedtime and uninterrupted nights. Batelle works with some of the most notable scientific and health advisers in the space, including the Chief Clinical Information Officer at Microsoft, UCL Honorary Fellow and pediatrician, and the former CEO of Oura Ring.

Ultimately, if you succeed, we succeed.

Read more about who we are in our blog.

Every child has a different plan, which adapts over time as we learn more about how a child is responding. 

Step 1: Get a personalized plan built on our diagnosis. This plan is based on your child’s age, sleep issues, any medical considerations, and temperament. It is further tailored to your goals and lifestyle to fit your family on a day-to-day basis.

Step 2: Get unlimited daytime coaching & feedback. You will work through your plan with our experts supporting step-by-step. Adaptions are made as you go through, as we learn what is working best for you and your child.

Step 3: Real-time coaching for bedtimes & wake-ups as needed. You have access to in-the-moment coaching so that you never have a question unanswered. This also helps us adapt your plan live as we learn more about how your child responds. 

Step 4: Get proactive guidance going forwards and once you have reached your initial goals. We know that things change. But, your child’s great sleep doesn’t have to. We’ll help navigate developmental leaps & regressions, moving house, sickness, starting daycare – you name it. 

Step 5: Get subsequent assessments & coaching as needed. If you fall off course, we’ll get you back on track. Think of this as sleep insurance for the next 5 years. We have you covered.

No. Cry-it-out is unfortunately not very effective – especially over time. Both cry-it-out and Ferber methods focus on training a child to change their habits – rather than addressing the underlying reasons of why your child may have difficulty sleeping: the need to feel safe. Unlike cry-it-out methods, a parental response is imperative to the success of our method, requiring a caregiver to attune to their child’s needs in an engaged and supportive way. 

Getting great sleep is not magic.

For the vast majority of children, bedtimes issues are behavioural rather than biological. Our goal bedtime a positive experience of connection before you say goodnight.

Similarly, the secret to a full night’s sleep is about creating the right sleep environment – for your child so that they no longer feel the need to wake up and seek reassurance – they trust that you are watching over them and they are safe.  

Our guarantees are simple:

  1. Have effortless bedtimes – 5 minutes or less (should you choose)
  2. Sleep through the night
  3. Our approach is non cry-it-out
  4. You have access to experts for up to 5 years 


If we haven’t been able to achieve these milestones, we’ll give you the option to receive a full refund or extend the coaching and support until your you reach your goals. The choice is yours.

To be eligible for the full refund, you need to complete all 10 steps. This applies whether you do your plan at the recommended pace or opt for a slower one. Please note you can’t request a refund more than 60 days after purchasing Sleep School.

We have a 97% success rate amongst graduates. But it does require your effort and participation. If you for any reason need to cancel before completing the 10 steps, a $500 cancelation fee will apply. Please note you can’t request a cancellation more than 60 days after purchasing Sleep School.

If you want to learn more about if Batelle is for you, read this blog about “5 Things You Should Know When Deciding If Batelle Is For You

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 by Batelle’s method.
  • Bed-sharing however, is against AAP guidelines for sleep safety. So while we respect this as a cultural and family lifestyle choice, the method will not be helpful fro families who want to continue bed-sharing. If you want to transition your child to their own bed, we’d be happy to provide guidance. 

We are a currently in the (long!) process of being awarded FDA approval. Batelle is a fully accredited Better Business Bureau member.

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

Yes. At Batelle, we like to work directly with pediatricians to help provide patients and their families with the best and most personalized service possible – you are welcome to have your pediatrician get in touch! Pediatricians also provide the means to help Sleep School be elegible for your insurance/FSA/HSA coverage. Visit our pediatrician page to learn more

Solve your family's sleep. Guaranteed.