Having a baby is one of the most wonderful and life-changing events you will ever experience. Yet, while early parenthood is a joyous time, it can also be quite daunting - and sometimes stressful. This is even more so the case when you live abroad, away from all your usual support networks.


At the BCT you will always find a listening ear, practical guidance and valuable support during the emotional time after your baby is born. The BCT's postnatal support teams offer a wide range of support and information services to members, at all stages of parenthood.

The majority of our services are for members only and you are welcome to join us now to make sure you get all of the information and support you need, whenever you need it. For more reasons to join the BCT community, see the benefits of BCT membership for parents-to-be and families in Belgium.

"I am very grateful to the BCT for maintaining a fabulous support service for all of us having babies away from 'home', and the complimentary nature of volunteer counselling and access to professional advice makes it a unique resource that I know all of us are happy to be able to count on."

Social and support groups


Peer support is a hugely important part of parenting. The BCT has a number of support groups for people in particular situations. These include an IVF network, a pregnant & new mums drop-in, a group of parents with challenges, as well as groups or networks of single parents and families with children with special needs.
BCT Early Days Support


The BCT’s team of volunteer Early Days Supporters provide a valuable source of parent-to-parent support both before and after the birth of a new baby. Whatever the issue and however you’re feeling, your Early Days Supporter will listen, reassure and support you through those first weeks and months, providing practical information and guidance where necessary.

Interest groups


The BCT’s baby-wearing information service has information on selecting wraps and learning how to safely wrap babies, including newborns. Our experienced volunteers provide practical information and support and our sling library holds a wide range of different carriers, wraps and slings to rent.



The BCT supports women whatever feeding choice they make for their baby and our experienced volunteers provide impartial information and support. The BCT Breastfeeding Counsellors are a small team of volunteers who give informed mother-to-mother support and the Bottle-feeding Support team consists of fellow parents who have personal experience of bottle-feeding their babies.
Interest groups


The BCT’s cloth nappy information service has information on selecting and using cloth nappies in Belgium. In addition, samples of different nappy systems are available for loan.