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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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The Batelle Guarantees

icon GENTLE METHOD

Never Cry-It-Out

‘Cry-It-Out’ (or more commonly, the ‘extinction method’) is fundamentally against the basis of the Batelle process. We always ask parents to respond to their child's cries. We cannot promise that your child will never cry during the program... - it's how they communicate with you as their parent. However, we will show you how to understand what they are calling for, and how to respond. Our method integrates play as a way of building positive associations with sleep and bedtime. Batelle is room-sharing, co-sleeping, contact-napping, and breastfeeding friendly.

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5-Minute Bedtime​

Here, bedtime is defined as starting when your child is awake in bed until you say 'goodnight' and leave the room. By the end of our process, this will take 5 minutes with your child falling asleep independently. Batelle bedtimes are simple, rooted in play, and... ultimately flexible to suit your family's preferences - if you want a longer bedtime, go for it. Similarly, because our process is not Cry-It-Out, you are free to give them more support and love when they need it (illness, developmental milestones, environment change) without worrying about "breaking the process".

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Sleep Through The Night

Depending on the age of your child, 'through the night' means between 10-13 hours. Good sleep is not just about duration, however - it is also about quality. One of the fundamentals of Batelle is ensuring your child feels safe and comfortable... in their bed and in sleep itself. A key change we have identified in children after completing Batelle's program is the increased length and regularity of their deep sleep cycles - crucial to a child's growth and development.

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5-Year Commitment

Parenting is not a 2-week job. We will support you and your little one after you complete the Batelle program. It is our commitment to your family that we will solve your child's sleep struggles until they turn 6-years-old. Anything from answering... simple scheduling or regression questions to working with you to solve broader bedtime issues - it's all included.

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
Sleep stories

Meet Some of Our
Batelle Kiddos

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

AVERI ~ AGED 2.5 YEARS

The Negotiator

"Just one more" story, drink, or minute before bed, these tots are hard-core negotiators. Future business owners and lawyers, perhaps?

Read the full Sleep Story here
HAYES ~ AGED 1.5 YEARS

The Room-Mate

Co-sleeping, contact napping, and room-sharing, these little ones don't even pay rent!

Read the full Sleep Story here
IAN ~ AGED 5 MONTHS

The Architect

Where everything has to be juuuuuuuust right! There's always another thing that needs to be fixed...

Read the full Sleep Story here
HAYES ~ AGED 1.5 YEARS

The Escape Artist

Somehow these little ones seem to always find a way to escape their bed - Mission Impossible style.

Read the full Sleep Story here
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 child feeling comfortable and safe in sleep.

1

Diagnosis

Determining the individual needs and behaviors of the child, and the corresponding approach to take.

2

Foundations

Removing externalities, establishing a common understanding of being comfortable with bedtime and with sleep

3

Repairing Sleep Associations

Establishing healthy and sustainable sleep associations, building on the foundational progress of the previous step.

4

Self-Regulation

Developing a sense of independence and self-regulation at bedtime and through the night, where the child knows they are comfortable and safe.

5

Practice & predictability

Cementing your progress, ensuring the whole family is comfortable with the new process and tweaking any final issues. Practice makes perfect.

The Data Speaks For Itself

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 child 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.

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.

SLEEP HELP REIMAGINED

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

Dr Valeria Ricotti

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

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

Harpreet Rai

BOARD MEMBER

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

Dr Umang Patel

SCIENTIFIC ADVISOR

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

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.

Batelle pediatric knowledge gap | Batelle

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.

baby sleeping progress | Batelle

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.

Your Dream Team

professionally trained sleep guide | Batelle

Kim Hewlett

LACTATION CONSULTANT

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

professionally trained sleep guide | Batelle

Elizabeth Green

EARLY PARENTING EDUCATOR

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

Deanna Buley

SLEEP GUIDE MANAGER

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

professionally trained sleep guide | Batelle

Sam Rosenberg

SLEEP GUIDE

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

professionally trained sleep guide | Batelle

Lucie Holtermann

DOULA

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

professionally trained sleep guide | Batelle

Ayla Roberts

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

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

Facts and Figures

Don’t just take our word for it.
"The leading causes of all health issues in developed nations all have recognised causal links to a lack of sleep"
Walker, M.P.
'Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams'

Simon and Schuster, 2017
"Child sleep is 'critical' for both physical and cognitive growth"
Stremler et al. 2006.
"A behavioral-educational intervention to promote maternal and infant sleep."
"Sleep has profound effects upon all aspects of developmental physiology in the human infant"
Heraghty et al, 2008
"The physiology of sleep in infants"
"57% of employees who leave an organization do so to take care of a newborn or adopted child."
Joseph B. Fuller, Manjari Raman
'Room to Grow'
Harvard Business School, 2019
"Babies with persistent sleep problems are 3x more likely to show signs of mental health issues by age 4."
Archives of Disease in Childhood

FAQs

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.

Yes.

Daytime sleep and nighttime sleep are inherently linked.

During Sleep School, you will focus on nighttime sleep directly before addressing naps. This is because nighttime sleep is more regulated by circadian rhythms and is usually more consistent than daytime naps.

Once they are sleeping well at night, this will make naps much easier to handle and they can be focused on directly. Naps are addressed on Step 7 of Batelle Sleep School.

By establishing a consistent bedtime routine and helping your child to learn to fall asleep on their own at night, you can help them develop healthy sleep habits and set them up for success with daytime sleep as well.

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, Batelle does not employ the cry-it-out method.

While the cry-it-out and Ferber methods primarily aim to alter a child’s sleep habits, they might not always address the fundamental reasons a child struggles with sleep, such as their need for security, or help them learn the skills necessary to settle to sleep in new ways.

In contrast, the Batelle method is a responsive approach that emphasizes the significance of a caregiver’s co-regulation in promoting sleep and resilience as children are supported in learning new ways of settling to sleep more independently.

Achieving quality sleep is rooted in understanding human sleep architecture. Children naturally wake up between sleep cycles, which is a standard part of our sleep physiology. The frequency, duration, and level of parental intervention required during these wake-ups are influenced by sleep associations. Our goal is to foster an environment where your child feels secure and trusts that they are safe, reducing the need for frequent reassurances.
 
Our commitments to you are:
  1. Facilitate effortless bedtimes – 5 minutes or less (should you choose).
  2. Ensure your child sleeps through the night.
  3. Adopt a non cry-it-out approach.
  4. Provide access to experts for up to 5 years.
 
Our refund policy is straightforward. If we don’t achieve the first two outcomes:
  1. Effortless bedtimes.
  2. Sleeping through the night.

 

We offer you the choice of a full refund or extended coaching and support until these outcomes are met. To qualify for the full refund, you must complete all 10 steps. This requirement holds whether you follow the plan at the recommended pace or choose a slower one. Please note that refund requests cannot be made more than 60 days after purchasing Sleep School.

We have an over 90% 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-theory 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

So much more than
sleep training