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.
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.
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.