Gobaby App: London Push Chair-Friendly Underground Journeys with Local Changing Facilities

Jul 22, 2013 by

Gobaby London's best app for push chairs

London mums, or mums visiting London: the ultimate London with Baby App has finally been created.  You are now free to take your pushchair and skip around London like a pro.

Fancy hopping on the tube to go to Coram’s Fields but you don’t want to contend with an escalator?  Check Gobaby App and find out EXACTLY how push chair friendly the intended route will be and plan an alternate if need be.  Oops, walking around and need a nappy change?  Check Gobaby App and pin-point your nearest retailer with changing facilities – pure genius and so easy to use.

Gobaby App is the only London map App that combines Underground accessibility with baby changing facilities.

Super-mum, Jen Corlew has put together what has to be the very best App for families looking to explore London with pushchairs.  Once you have a little go and learn the icons, the App is intuitive and could not be simpler to use.  What’s more, it is retailing at a very reasonable price point of £1.49

For the Underground and DLR stations, there are just four simple icons: one indicating if the station is completely step-free; another indicating if there is an escalator; another for a lift and the last, key bit of information, if there are more than 10 steps.  Further, the App gives live service updates, so when the Northern Line is not working, if you are checking Gobaby App, you will know.

Gobaby App London Underground Push Chair Icons

As a salty veteran of pushchairs on the underground, I can hack 10 steps with a sleeping baby and a toddler – more than that I am going to pass.  In the past, I had relegated my journeys without my burley husband to the Circle and District Lines.  Playing with Gobaby App I have learned there are far more push chair friendly routes around town.

What’s even better, when you are out and about and the kids start screaming for food, just hit the App and find a near-by restaurant that has changing facilities, glance at the icons to check and see if they have high chairs and children’s menus.

Gobaby App London screenshot

Here is a tiny bit of background on the App.  New mum Jen Corlew was not going to while away her maternity leave siting around her West London home staring at her infant; she was going to get out and enjoy the city she had been too busy working to enjoy.  I, for one, know this story well; you want to go see about 20 museums and parks you have been longing to get to but were always working.

Like most new London mums, once your nappy bag is on your pram and you head to the underground, it then hits you that you have to bump your settled infant down a flight of stairs.  Worse, your hormones make you fear the pushchair will clamber down the steps of the escalator.  If you have two children, you have to take a toddler and your infant out for the day and you just cannot fathom managing a tantrum-throwing older child and a push chair on the steps or escalator.

Gobaby App is truly for mums on the go, the App will save the download for the area you are going to, saving your battery while you are out and about.  It even works underground without internet access by listing the locations in your destination.

This is such a great city, especially if you have kids.  Want some good advice from a lady who knows? Buy the Gobaby App and get out and enjoy London with your pushchair.

Gobaby App can be purchased for £1.49 at iTunes

See Jen’s mention in London’s Evening Standard feature on Gobaby App.

This is a sponsored post, the review is my own (in fact Jen made me edit some of my more effusive praise) and I wholeheartedly recommend this fantastic bargain.

 

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