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FREE Baby on Board Badge from Transport for London

Guide to the FREE Baby on Board Badge from Transport for London

When you are expecting a baby it can be a struggle when you can’t find a seat on public transport. Most travellers will offer pregnant women a seat but sometimes it’s hard for them to know if you are pregnant (especially during the first trimester when your baby bump is not visible).

Luckily, if you travel on public transport in London you can claim a Free ‘Baby On Board Badge. which lets other travellers know that you need a seat (without you having to ask for one).

In this guide we cover everything you need to know about the Free ‘Baby on Board Badge’ from Transport for London (including how to claim one).

What is the Free Baby on Board Badge from Transport for London?…

The ‘Baby on Board Badge’ from Transport for London is a badge given free of charge to pregnant women (to alert other travellers that they need a seat). The badge is very useful to use during peak travel times when trains and tubes are very crowded.

How can a Baby on Board Badge help with traveling?…

The ‘Baby on Board Badge’ informs other travellers that you are pregnant (which is very useful in early pregnancy when it’s not always obvious you are expecting) by wearing a ‘Baby on Board Badge’ other passengers are more likely to offer you their seat when none are available.

Who is eligible for a Free Baby on Board Badge?…

Pregnant women that live in London or South East England who use public transport.

How can I claim a Free Baby on Board Badge?…

You can claim your free ‘Baby on Board’ Badge by placing your order online or by contacting Transport for London’s customer service team via telephone on 0343 222 1234.

Alternatively, you can email babyonboard@tfl.gov.uk to get your badge and make sure to include your name and address.

Badges are delivered to your home address within three days of placing your order.

What Happens if you lose your Baby on Board Badge?…

If you lose your ‘Baby on Board Badge’  you can only apply for one replacement badge during your pregnancy.

Final thoughts…

The Free ‘Baby On Board Badge’ from Transport for London is extremely helpful for pregnant women. Public transport in London is often crowded and by having a ‘Baby on Board Badge’ people are likely offer you a seat.

If you are pregnant and travel regularly in London I highly recommend applying for your free badge.