A MOTHER has launched the first App identifying pram friendly tube stations and baby changing spots around London.
Jen Corlew, 39, came up with the idea of ‘Gobaby’ after numerous journeys struggling with her son on the underground.
The App, which took five months to develop, became available for iPhone on Monday last week (22) and Ms Corlew hopes to get it working on Android in the next few months.
Ms Corlew, of Northfield Road, Ealing Broadway, hired the mobile App and web design company Rare Breed Digital to help with the design and coding but has done most of the work herself.
The mum, who is originally from the US but has lived in Ealing for nine years, said: “When I was on maternity leave I was shocked at how challenging it was to go out with my son.
“I was meeting a friend at Spitalfields market and found myself struggling at Liverpool Street and almost lost the pram because someone accidentally pushed me. I said to myself enough is enough, there must be something out there to help mums.
“It feels amazing to have created my own App, I’m really proud of it and hope it helps parents. I’ve had a lot of mums say it’s a really good idea and are surprised that no one has done this before.”
Ms Corlew had been working for the British Red Cross for six months but is currently on a sabbatical.
She said the App, which works underground, was a lot more work than she had predicted it would be but hopes it will be the end of sweaty, tearful travelling with babies and toddlers around the city.
The developer did a promotion at Happy Child, Ealing, where her 21-month-old son Jonah Lebrett goes, and received positive feedback.
Gobaby allows you to instantly find over 1,000 baby changing locations across the capital including cafes, restaurants, libraries, museums, and retailers or step free London Tube and DLR stations.
It costs £1.49 and is available in the App Store.
It enables users to share, add or review the best baby friendly London locations to help other parents.