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
‘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.
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".
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.
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
Meet Some of Our
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?
"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
Co-sleeping, contact napping, and room-sharing, these little ones don't even pay rent!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.
Determining the individual needs and behaviors of the child, and the corresponding approach to take.
Removing externalities, establishing a common understanding of being comfortable with bedtime and with sleep
Repairing Sleep Associations
Establishing healthy and sustainable sleep associations, building on the foundational progress of the previous step.
Developing a sense of independence and self-regulation at bedtime and through the night, where the child knows they are comfortable and safe.
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.
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.
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
You are no longer alone in this
Dr Valeria Ricotti
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORDr Ricotti is a professor of paediatrics and child neuropsychiatry and an honorary clinical lecturer at UCL.
BOARD MEMBERHarpreet Rai is the former President & CEO at Oura Ring.
Dr Umang Patel
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORDr 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.
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.
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
LACTATION CONSULTANTSpecialized in lactation, weaning, and infancy, Kim focuses on Batelle’s younger families.
EARLY PARENTING EDUCATORElizabeth brings 35 years of early childhood development work to the Sleep Guide team.
SLEEP GUIDE MANAGERDeanna specializes in scheduling for families to suit their specific needs and preferences.
SLEEP GUIDESam is trained and certified in working with children on the autism spectrum.
DOULALucie’s experience as a doula and psycotherapy expert is invaluable to the Sleep Guide team.
MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALWith a background in family therapy, Ayla has guided over 1,500 families to graduation.
Facts and Figures
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.
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.
- Facilitate effortless bedtimes – 5 minutes or less (should you choose).
- Ensure your child sleeps through the night.
- Adopt a non cry-it-out approach.
- Provide access to experts for up to 5 years.
- Effortless bedtimes.
- Sleeping through the night.
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