Batelle Sleep School – 0-6 months

Ensure your baby sleeps well for the next 5 years

Learn how to put your baby to bed and have them sleep through the night, guaranteed. No Cry-it-Out.

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AS FEATURED IN
OUR COMMITMENT

The Batelle Babies' Guarantees

GENTLE METHOD

Never Cry-It-Out

Cry-It-Out is completely unnecessary. We will show you how to understand what they are calling for, and how to respond. We will never ask you to not respond to your child's cries.

REMOVING RELIANCE

Sleep Independence

Your baby will be able to sleep independently in their own bed, and will be able to spend the whole night comfortably there. They will go to sleep without needing to be rocked, held, or fed to sleep.

TAILORED PROGRAMME

Sustainable Schedule

As a caregiver, you will learn to implement age-appropriate feeding and sleeping patterns, as well as learning how to more effectively respond to your baby's need in a gentle, reliable, and positive manner.

ONGOING SUPPORT

5-Year Commitment

We will support your family long after you complete Batelle, through their 6th birthday. It is our commitment that we will solve your child's sleep struggles, and testament to the confidence in our ability to help.

Reviews from Batelle Families

12 Sep 2022

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

We signed our son up for Batelle Sleep School at 18 months - he’s now almost 3 years old, and enrolling in Batelle was and continues to be one of the best decisions we’ve made. At 18 months old, our kid refused to sleep. He needed to be held for literal hours to nod off, would wake up an hour later and repeat. We were all exhausted and miserable. Enter Batelle. While a commitment, within 2 weeks our son put himself to sleep and slept through the night. We were so impressed with the holistic, child-friendly nature of the program and blown away by the support of the Batelle team. More than a year later, our son continues to be an excellent sleeper who chooses sleep, and my husband and I have the skills to handle anything that comes our way - regressions, travel and all other types of sleep disruptions - giving us flexibility we didn’t imagine possible. The Batelle team continues to provide support whenever needed - they’re sincerely invested in the well-being of their enrollees even after “graduating”. In short, if you’re even remotely considering Batelle, go for it. You won’t regret it!
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By Hannah
16 Sep 2022

Yes, the grass is greener.

I’ll start with the fact that I’m frugal in almost every way. I pushed through 2 years of poor sleep with my first son and something broke in me when it started happening again with my second. I was desperate enough to take the carrot of a refund if my kid wasn’t sleeping through the night in 2 weeks with a 5 min bedtime (no it’s not cry it out). I mean yeah.. that’s impossible right? And if it isn’t then ok take my money! Well they exceeded my highest expectations. The team was so helpful and kind. If you have a kid that isn’t sleeping it affects everything; Your marriage your health, your other kids (temper much?), your house (is a mess), your job (you can’t think anymore) and you look like crap. You are putting your kid down for the 4th time in the same night and just feel completely alone. Not only did this program teach me how to fix it, they helped me understand how to give my kid tools for life success in the process. Also I wasn’t alone anymore. I wasn’t resentful that my husband got to go to work and got more sleep, and I stopped feeling trapped. They give you simple steps to follow and if you are to tired too make sense of it (I was) they digitally hold your hand and walk you through each step. Don’t get me wrong it’s hard work for you and your kid. But holy cow with lasers the difference in my son was apparent inside a week. Even at 7 months he was able to feel safe enough to let himself sleep. He trusts me and I can see it. I would have loved to have had this be part of my childhood. I am so grateful for what is has done for our family. If you are on the fence… yes the grass is much greener.
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By Ari Brooks Hansen
15 Sep 2022

Life changing!

It has been about 6 weeks since we enrolled in Batelle Sleep School and I am blown away by how quickly my two year old son, Ryder responded to the program. We were in a real sleep rut that went on for many months and included many sleepless nights. Ryder would cry himself to sleep most nights and wake up multiple times throughout the night and get out of his bed. I decided I couldn’t go on like this much longer and found Batelle during a sleep deprived google search. I was impressed with how quickly the sleep consultant connected with me and spent time listening to my story. We quickly enrolled and within a few days of starting the program, Ryder was sleeping through the night! Batelle provides you with the tools (the special hug sleep sack, hatch light and ring camera). The process is really gradual and gentle but kicks in quickly. They truly are available 24 hours a day for any questions, big or small, to get you through the tough moments. One of the most important takeaways from the program is to make your child feel safe during the sleep process. Each night before bed, we still talk about safety and tell Ryder he is safe and loved before leaving the room. I cannot recommend this program enough. It truly is life changing to get that time back in your life! I feel like a new person after catching up on months of lost sleep and am so grateful for Batelle for making this happen!!
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By Ashley Miller Perlwitz
THE BATELLE PROCESS

How Does it Work?

Batelle works with families with a range of sleep-related issues; whether it’s fighting bedtime, waking up in the night, feeding, weaning, scheduling, or co-sleeping. We will work on your specific needs, ultimately resulting in your baby feeling comfortable and safe in sleep.

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GENTLE METHOD

Navigate the 4-month sleep regression without “crying it out”.

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LACTATION & FEEDING SUPPORT

Receive support that meets your family's needs and preferences.

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POSITIVE CRIB ASSOCIATIONS

Ensure you create positive associations between your child and their crib.

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GOOD HABITS

Avoid dependencies that worsen sleep issues, and repair any existing ones.

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SCHEDULING NEEDS



Understand you child’s sleep needs and how best to facilitate them.

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MAXIMUM SLEEP

Interact with your child’s developmental stages in a way that maximizes sleep.

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GENTLE METHOD

Navigate the 4-month sleep regression without “crying it out”.

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LACTATION & FEEDING SUPPORT

Get lactation and feeding support that meets both you and your child’s needs and preferences.

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POSITIVE CRIB ASSOCIATIONS

Make sure you don’t create negative associations between your child and their crib.

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GOOD HABITS

Avoid creating dependencies that exacerbate sleep issues, and repair any existing ones.

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SCHEDULING NEEDS



Understand you child’s sleep needs and how best to facilitate this.

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MAXIMUM SLEEP

Interact with your child’s developmental stages in a way that maximizes sleep.

Sleep stories

Meet Some of Our
Batelle Kiddos

We see a lot of different types of children through Batelle Babies and every one is unique in their own way. Yet there are a lot of common traits we come across. Do any of these ring a bell?

IAN ~ AGED 5 MONTHS

The Night Owl

These little ones struggle with sleeping at night,
but are more than happy to doze off in the day!

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COLE ~ AGED 3 MONTHS

The Kangaroo Kid

Always desperate to be by your side at bedtime, these children are like co-sleeping kangaroos

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REMY ~ AGED 9 MONTHS

The Morning Meerkat

These little ones are on high alert - the moment you put them down, they shoot right back up again!

Read the full Sleep Story here
QUINT ~ AGED 6 MONTHS

The Peckish Panda

Like a budding foodie, these babies won't settle until they feel like they've been adequately fed!

Read the full Sleep Story here
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.

Expert Pediatric Sleep Advice

Guardian Angels In Your Pocket

You are no longer alone in this

This is a new kind of pedagogical support. With coaching sessions, supplementary instructional resources, one-to-one sleep & lactation support calls, as well as our Batelle chat (a line straight to your sleep specialists), we are the angel on your shoulder (or rather – in your pocket!)

Batelle & Pediatricians

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, whilst practically all pediatricians believe the ability to provide reliable advice to their patients on sleep problems is integral to their job, very few (only 18%) had ever received any formal training whatsoever. We aim to solve this. Get in touch here.

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THE PEDIATRIC KNOWLEDGE GAP

Developing Batelle’s relationships with pediatricians allows us to reduce this knowledge gap by providing pediatricians with information regarding sleep problems and solutions, as well as to inform and grow Batelle’s own knowledge base.

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PROACTIVE INTERVENTION

Sleep has established causal links with a significant number of downstream issues in both adults and children. Solving sleep early can aid in the prevention and mitigation of future mental and physical health issues for the whole family.

Facts and Figures

Don’t just take our word for it.
Child sleep is "critical" for both both physical and cognitive growth
Tham, E. K., Schneider, N., & Broekman, B. F., 2017
Sleep has profound effects upon all aspects of developmental physiology in the human infant
Heraghty et al, 2008
The leading causes of health issues in developed nations all have recognized causal links to a lack of sleep
Walker, M.P. 2017
Short sleep duration in early infancy can directly affect the child’s behavioural competence, cognitive performance, and physical development
Symon et al. 2012
Babies with persistent and severe sleep problems (waking 3 or more times a night on most nights) are three times more likely to show signs of mental health problems by the age of 4
Cook et al. 2020
57% of employees who leave an organisation do so to take care of a newborn or adopted child
Archives of Disease in Childhood
New parents lose an average of 109 minutes of sleep per night in the first year. That's 646 hours of lost sleep in that one year.
Healthline.com, 2022

FAQs & Safety

“Cry-It-Out” is the act of leaving a child crying alone in a room without responding to them in some capacity. Under this definition, even Ferber methods and phase-in methods include varying elements of “Cry-It-Out”.

Conversely, our method provides you with techniques and strategies that ensure you’re always able to respond to your child in some meaningful capacity, thereby reinforcing to your child that you’re always there for them if and when they need.

We guarantee that your child will be able spend the whole night in their own bed, and that they will not need to be rocked, bounced, held, or fed to sleep. Further, we will work with you to establish age-appropriate feeding and sleeping patterns. We make a commitment to you that these guarantees will be met without using any ‘cry-it-out’ tactics, and that we will support your child in sleep until they turn 6 years old – if at any point you feel these guarantees are not being met, you can ask for a complete refund.


Your commitment

We take our responsibility to you seriously. This is why we have the guarantees we do, as well as this long-term commitment to you and your child. However, for us to be able to do right by you, we need your full support and commitment.

As a simple condition to the refund, we ask you to commit to attending or watching each of our calls over the course of the two weeks.

Sometimes life gets in the way: you get sick, your child gets sick or you miss a call. We understand, and we are here to support you. We will give you access to the recordings of any calls you are unable to attend. We will also provide you with the ability to pause and rejoin at your convenience.

Firstly, the Batelle Process works equally well for nap and night time. They are both based on the same relationship a child has with sleep, even if difficulties are manifesting at one time rather than another. Once a child has mended their relationship with sleep, both naps and night-time will be easier, more predictable and less disrupted by inevitable changes that happen down the line.

With regards to night weaning and pacifier weaning, these are both things that we can provide help with in conjunction with the program – we take a holistic approach to solving your child’s sleep struggles and are more than happy to help with anything that could be affecting their sleep, weaning included.

For younger children, interventions are more pre-emptive and proactive rather than ‘training’. Babies are fantastic learners and begin to make conclusions about how to sleep from the moment they are born. While some steps of the process are reserved for certain ages to respect a child’s developmental capacity to process changes in a healthy way, many steps can be applied straight away, even for newborns. In addition, learning about your baby’s sleep needs as early as possible can prevent unnecessary struggles later on.

Ultimately, 99% of sleep training is sleep training the parents – not the child. You can’t sleep train a newborn, but you can most certainly sleep train parents…

Batelle teaches parents to overcome problems with sleep in a gentle, supportive, and enriching manner. There are many misconceptions about sleep, starting with how sleep problems are considered by many as unsolvable. Children need to sleep, and yet they often wake up multiple times during the night or resist going to sleep in the first place. This is not an inevitable factor of childhood; rather, it stems from a fundamental misalignment of how a child feels safe in relation to sleep.

Our primary goal is to repair and reframe your child’s relationship with sleep, teaching them to feel safe and foster a sense of trust in the sleep process. When a child feels safe and has clear expectations around sleep, they will stop fighting sleep and will naturally begin to sleep through the night.

Batelle’s method is both co-sleeping and contact-napping friendly, even as your baby gets older.

A lot of methods state that you cannot co-sleep or contact nap; however, this is only because results will always be fragile if you do not focus on helping a child to feel safe. If you teach a child a habit, such as in the cry-it-out method, the child will learn that they need to figure things out for themselves and won’t be comforted when they cry. If that child were to go back to co-sleeping, they would feel a sense of safety again. If you then tried to put them back in their own bed, you would need to “re-teach” the expectation that they will not receive comfort in relation to sleep.

Conversely, the Batelle method teaches children to fundamentally trust that sleep is a safe place, and provides parents with the tools to have flexibility around co-sleeping and contact-napping, as both spaces will be safe spaces for them (should you wish to retain any of these elements).

If you need help with anything sleep related after you have graduated from Batelle Babies, such as sleep regressions or disruptions, you can reach out to the team free of charge until your child is six years old. We see this as a sleep “insurance” of sorts offered as part of the service.

Because our goal is to repair your child’s sleep for the long-term, our method is a resilient and sustainable solution that is able to weather inevitable life changes. When sleep is approached with the consideration of a child’s underlying need to feel safe, the understanding and trust they build up is something they hold onto for the rest of their lives.

It does! Some of the early steps can be easily applied to both babies at once, whereas, later steps will require individualized attention, so we do advise you to either have two caregivers helping out during the process, or work with one child through the program after the other.

We are a currently in the (long!) process of being awarded FDA approval. This will help our Batelle families to claim the cost of Batelle on their insurance / FSA / HSA.

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 – do have your pediatrician get in touch! Pediatricians also provide the means to help Batelle’s eligibility for your insurance/FSA/HSA coverage. Visit our pediatrician page to learn more

Set your child up for a lifetime of good sleep