Babyonboardbadge.co.uk is the brainchild of me, Joycellyn Akuffo, a mum of two wonderful children, who has had more than my fair share of being prodded, pushed and cajoled on public transport while pregnant!
For one reason or another, during both my pregnancies I found myself standing on busy trams, tubes, trains and sometimes buses because people either didn’t realise I was pregnant, or probably thought I might be, didn’t offer me a seat in case the offer of a seat was offensive (if it turned out I wasn’t pregnant).
I’m not trying to start a movement that means pregnant women are given a seat by force – sometimes, another passenger who doesn’t ‘look’ like they need the seat may need it just as much (or more) than a pregnant women.
However, I remember the amount of times I was elbowed on the tube, or people packed onto the train or bus without even seeing my baby bump because they were more preoccupied with getting on the vehicle. I had a tiny TFL baby on board badge, which was missed each and every time.
That’s why I created this website, Babyonboardbadge.co.uk, to make commuting safer for expectant mums when they are commuting – and to have fun with things like pregnancy reveals, baby showers and so on!
Our badges are different - bigger and funnier!
Our badges are 5.8cm in diameter and are big enough for commuters to see that you are pregnant, but it too big to be embarrassing to wear!
Whether you are modest or very confident with what you wear, there is something for everyone – and every colour outfit, so you can have a bit of fun with the badges. And they are cheap!
So, go on…let the world know about your good news!