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The Sleep Solution
for Children Under 5​

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

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The Batelle Guarantees

Batelle Guarantees

GENTLE METHOD

Never Cry-It-Out

What does this mean? In sleep research, typically ‘Cry-It-Out’ (or more commonly, the ‘extinction method’) refers to a method of sleep training where a child’s cries are left unresponded to. This is fundamentally against Read More the basis of the Batelle process.

We cannot promise that your child will not cry – it’s how they communicate with you as their parent. However, we always ask Batelle parents to respond to their child’s cries.

Keep in mind that our Dream Team will be available for support throughout your Sleep School process.

BEDTIMES ON YOUR SCHEDULE

5-Minute Bedtime

Unlike adults, who take a long time to reach deep sleep over the course of the night, children under 5 can reach deep sleep within just a few minutes. Bedtimes, on the other hand, can be more complicated and time-consuming withRead More young children, as they are dependent on a child’s behavior, environment, and routines. These associations, however, can be repaired, resulting in bedtimes as quick as 5 minutes with Batelle’s process.

REGAIN SLEEP

Sleep Through The Night

What does ‘sleeping through the night’ entail? Your child will sleep 8 to 11 hours per night, age dependent. If they wake during the night, they will be able to put themselves back to sleep independently.

ONGOING SUPPORT

5-Year Commitment

After graduating Sleep School, your child may go through a sleep regression when hitting growth spurts, falling ill, or reaching developmental milestones. We have a dedicated team of childcare experts including a child psyRead Morechologist, a pediatrician, and multiple sleep specialists to help resolve these issues as quickly as possible for no extra charge until your child reaches their 6th birthday.

Reviews from Batelle Families

3 April 2022

Sooo much more than just sleep school!!!

Background - My baby was the epitome of a high-needs velcro baby that screamed all day long. We had no life and suffered back problems from sitting on the recliner the whole day rocking/nursing the baby to sleep for the first 4 months. It was so bad that we even had to take him with us to the bathroom! I was losing my mind hearing him cry all day. I'm so thankful to have found Batelle because never in a million years would I have thought that my extreme velcro crier can sleep by himself through the night for 12 hours without needing intervention!
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By Cindy
6 April 2022

My wife and I were at our breaking point

Our 9 mo old had a huge nurse to sleep crutch and nothing we did was breaking her out of the cycle. Also, as a first time dad, I felt completely cut out and disconnected when it came to bedtime/nap time. Like many familys, we tried DIY sleep training and quickly failed. We then hired a highly recommended Palo Alto based sleep consultant and miserably failed (baby lost .5lb, lost voice, severely traumatized and wouldn’t go near the crib). We inevitably gave up hope, I magivered a sidecar bed and my wife decided to cosleep for eternity....that is...until we found Batelle
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By Alex Bortnikova
17 April 2022

Batelle changed and saved our lives!

We joined Batelle when our daughter was 4 months old and her sleep felt like it had hit absolute rock bottom. Bedtime was exhausting, and she was waking up almost every hour. We were extremely sleep deprived, but most of all felt we were not providing her with the skills we felt she wanted and needed. Batelle is hard work, but it's also respectful of the child, it's intelligent, and it goes beyond sleep. We are forever grateful for Batelle for changing our family's life. We now spend our freed up evenings talking about how great Batelle is 🙂
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By Galia Tammuz
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
ETHAN ~ AGED 2 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 the progress of Steps 1-4, 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 studywas 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.

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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. 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.

Your Dream Team

Kim Hewlett

LACTATION CONSULTANT

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

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.

Sam Rosenberg

SLEEP GUIDE

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

Lucie Holtermann

DOULA

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

Ayla Roberts

MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL

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

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.

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.
"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"
"30% of couples who separate after childbirth cite sleep deprivation as a major factor."
Tracy McVeigh
The Guardian
"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 & 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 we will achieve two milestones within a two-week period: 1) your child will be sleeping through the night; and 2) you’ll be able to settle your child to bed in five minutes or less, if you so choose. 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 child is reaching these goals. The choice is yours.

 

Your commitment:

We take our responsibility to you seriously. This is why we have the guarantees we do, as well as our 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 attend or watch each of our calls over the course of the two weeks.

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

If you want to cancel anytime after you receive the tracking number of your the Sleep Box, a restocking fee of $150 will be deducted from your refund. Returning the Sleep Box is also required to be entitled to a cancellation or a refund. To facilitate the process, we will provide a prepaid return postage. Just to give you a sense, it costs us well over $250 to prepare the boxes.

This fee is waived if, despite your commitment to Sleep School, Batelle has not met its guarantees as outlined in the above terms.

Firstly, Sleep School 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 nap and night-time will be easier, more predictable and less disrupted by inevitable changes in life/schedule or sleep regressions.

With regards to weaning and potty-training, these are both things that we can provide help with in conjunction with Sleep School – 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.

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 when 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.

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 Sleep School, 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! 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.

We are a currently in the (long!) process of being awarded FDA approval. This will help our Batelle families to claim the cost of Sleep School 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 personalised service possible – do 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

  • Ensure that everything is out of reach when in the Hug e.g. mobiles, curtains, plug sockets, hanging clothes, blankets draped over something nearby that they can pull down over themselves, etc. Your child should not be able to reach anything of danger when in the Hug
  • Check for shelves or framed pictures being directly over the bed with the potential to fall on a child
  • Cover any open plugs with something like safety outlet covers or d-line cords
  • Check that your child’s, folding screen, sleep light, visual timer, camera, monitor, and any other Sleep School tools are out of reach – ‘they are tools not toys’
  • Ensure there are no windows within reach in the rooms a child plays in, or if there are that they have safety locks on them
  • Ensure there are no cords or drawstrings within reach (suffocation risk)
  • Ensure there are no plastic bags within reach
  • Make sure there is nothing that could cause a fire (open flames, lighter etc) and it is advisable to put a smoke alarm in the room as well

If your child is not using the Hug, or you decided to transition them out of it, please make sure that you have sufficiently removed any risks that may arise as a result.

  • If your child is in the crib, make sure that the crib is as low as it can be, so that it is harder for your child to climb out of the crib
  • Children can start climbing out of cribs as early as 10 months, so make sure you are extra vigilant about this from this age onwards
  • If your child is in a toddler bed, make sure that this is not too high off the ground as they can hurt themselves if they fall out 
  • Make sure you fully child-proof the room so that any nighttime exploring is not dangerous (see General Room Safety)
  • If your child can open a door, you may need to consider putting up a gate or locking the door at night, especially if there are stairs they could fall down. Otherwise, you will need to make sure that any room in the house that they may have access to is fully child-proofed

No, we do not use any chemicals or flame retardants. We comply with the 16 CFR Part 1610 Standard for the Flammability of Clothing Textiles, but given that cotton is naturally flammable, please make sure you do not bring any open flame (including cigarettes) near your child while they are in their Hug.

In just 2 weeks,
sleep will be solved.