Hello London baby and bump-ers! I was wondering if anyone had any of the London Underground Baby on Board badges? I know they used to run a scheme where you got a badge so, especially in winter if you're wearing a bulky coat, people know you're pregnant and will offer you a seat on the tube/bus.
Does anyone have one, and do they even? Does anyone know where to get them from?
haha, Tigger's already got in for me. but yep, I picked up a couple the other week so they def still do them. I went to Leicester Square tube as thats just where I happened to be but they should have them available at any manned tube station.
But do they really make a diff?? nobody in london really ever offers me a seat, yesterday i had a coffe and was on the phone and had to stand ona cramped bus and the girl in the front seat was about 18 and she looked right at me, nobody really is bothered they avoid eye contact and pretend they dont see. i dont know if a badge would make any diff, let me know if it does!
I have an added advantage at the moment, I'm on crutches and have a robocop-esque leg brace, so people feel REALLY bad not offering me a seat. Doesn't stop they trying to ignore me though, until I make sure they notice! lol
Maybe we all nee flags instead? They can't ignore a flag if you wave it in their face!
i dont think its the fact of not noticing, i think everysingle person on the bus notice's if someone pregnant gets on.. they are just mostly ignorant and the fact they have been at work SITTING in an office all day and they are 'tired' they feel they have more of a right to sit down for their 'long journey home'...seriously. its that simple.
unless you actually ask they wont get up, then when you ask they will pretend they didnt see you. bollocks!! ive been on a bus where theres been me plus other pregnant people on at the same time and both of us been left standing, this has happened twice and both times the other lady was much more pregnant than me. Ive also been on a bus when a heavily pregnant lady gets on.. and im in one of the front 6 seats.. and nobody else offers her a seat and ive offered mine, then people feel really bad that a pregnant lady has to offer her seat to a heavily pregnant lady cos nobody else can be fucked!
it really annoys me. Although theres signs and everything on the bus.. and the badges are a great idea.. even as are the flags... but i dont think ill bother going to find one as they wont make a diff. the only thing we can do is shout, can i have a seaat please..
once i did get a seat and an old lady asked me to move, ok old is an overstatement, she was middle aged and looked healthy, she said if she stands that its dangerous .. and cud i get up.. i just turned and said '' no sorry, im pregnant and dizzy its a hot day and im on the bus with 3 kids for a 25 min journey, i need to sit down too. '' and she then got all apologetic because she coudlnt see my bump cos of all the kids school bags which i had with me on my seat cos they had to stand (it was so busy their bags are huge).. some people are just UGH. good luck ladies
I'm sure most people would give you a seat if you asked them!
they would, but the point is we shouldnt have to ask. it says clearly on the bus seats reserved for those less able to stand... elderly pregnant and those with small kids..
once i saw a pregnant lady having to stand and she got on a bus on her own with 3 small kids, one baby and 2 young kids, maybe 2 and 3 and the driver let on too many buggies and she had to fold her buggy, hold her baby whilst directingt he two toddlers AND she had a big bump... its shocking really.
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