Talking Baby on Board badges on the BBC

November 4, 2015

Baby on board badge

Three things I did on Tuesday morning:

1) Made us all breakfast, which consisted of approximately 10,000 pieces of toast and a similar number of bowls of cereal

2)  Drank half a cup of tea out of the three I actually made

3) Went on BBC Radio Scotland.

Eeek. I’ve been asked to go on the radio a few times before, completely randomly, including to discuss whether Holly Whilloughby was right to work up to her due date. Due to various reasons I’ve never actually made it on the air (the Holly W interview was cancelled because there was some actual news that day). And I’ve always been secretly relieved, as there’s the fear that I’ll a) say something completely ridiculous b) talk at a hundred miles an hour or c) have a memory blank and and say nothing at all.

But this time it actually happened and I went on BBC Radio Scotland to talk about a recent baby on board badge related story, my own experiences travelling in London while pregnant, and what I thought about baby on board badges.

This time I had the fear that my two gloriously noisy children would be in the background shouting ‘Bab…BAB’ or ‘Mummeeee! Watch this move’ but as it turned out one of them had a perfectly timed nap and the other was happily distracted by some strategically timed daytime CBeebies.

I wasn’t really nervous until the producer dialled me in a few minutes before and I had to sit listening and waiting  – then I really did have the fear – but once it started it was fine and it went much better than I was expecting (you can listen here on iPlayer, it’s about 2 hr06 in).

My favourite comment after was from my friend Nick ‘It’s funny listening you to trying to sound like a grown-up.’

baby on board pregnancy announcement

I’ve written before about wearing a baby on board badge, but would you?  If yes, did it make any difference?

(Photo from my pregnancy announcement last year).

Also…how to get a baby on board badge and tips for travelling on London’s public transport with children.


  • Alison Perry

    November 5, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I agree with Kay Adams, you should just move north!! πŸ˜‰ Well done for doing this – you did so well.

  • Charlotte – Write Like No One’s Watching

    November 5, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    We don’t have them oop North, so it’s one of those things that sound good, but I wonder if they actually are. I have just started showing and I must admit I do push my belly out a bit more to a) stop people pushing into me and b) to make sure I can get to a seat. I remember having a journey from London to Stockport once, when I was pregnant with Bill, and someone was in my reserved seat and refused to move and I was huge at the time. It started a carriage war. I was offered about 20 seats in the end. And the man on the seat received evils the whole time. xx

  • Polly

    November 5, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Oh this is great! Go you! Off for a listen now πŸ˜€

  • Jess @ Along Came Cherry

    November 6, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Amazing! I’m off to listen too πŸ™‚ x

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