Once I had kids, I discovered how bloomin’ inaccessible tube and train stations around London were. Stair free journeys were plotted with TFL and I found myself using buses far more even though it increased my journey time. I found Victoria, Clapham Junction (thankfully not anymore) and Oxford Circus to be my main nightmares. Of course then once in London, baby changing facilities gave me brainache or were gross when I got in there – I became reliant on circling back to John Lewis on Oxford Street for half-decent facilities. Experience has also taught me where the most child-friendly places are and even though we’re over the pushchair stage (unless we have a third…), I’m thrilled that longtime BG reader Jen Corlew has launched her app, GobabyÂ after going through very similar experiences with her son.
Even if you’re not using a pushchair, this app is brilliant for parents and little peeps on the go because Gobaby pretty much does what many of us have had to figure out over a few years – help you plan your journey around step-free accessibility and includes live service updates, over 1000 child-friendly restaurants, cafes, museums, libraries and other places of interest and tips you off to changing facilities too.Â Â£1.49 and currently only available on iPhone. Swoop!