How do you get hold of your own ‘Baby on Board’ badge? Despite the name of this blog, I never actually had a badge when I was pregnant last time. And I always assumed you just needed to ask at a London tube or overground ticket office and they’d dish you one out…but it turns out that’s not that case.
You actually need to contact TFL and they will post out a ‘Baby on Board’ badge to you. This is why the badge in my pregnancy announcement actually belongs to my friend Emily, as my own only arrived a few days later.
So here’s how you get hold of one:
- Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name and address
- And ta-da! It should turn up a few days later (mine took about three, which is pretty speedy).
Despite having my own now, I still don’t think I’d wear it – would you? Here’s what some London mums told me about their Baby on Board badge experiences last year. And here’s some tips on getting around public transport in London with a pram, for when your baby arrives.