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Mind the Gap
Friday 21 September 2012
Image: © Mumderground

When was the last time you ran for the tube and satisfyingly squeezed through the closing doors? Probably not that recently if you’ve had the kiddies with you. Travelling on London’s public transport can be challenging at best of times and more so when you have to manoeuvre a buggy. But here’s something to ease the pain or at least put you in control.

Mumderground is the latest and much talked about app that helps mothers plan their journey on London Tube and Trains. As the information on Tfl is often out-of-date and rather confusing, this app is the new must have for all London mums travelling with a buggy. For each station, the app tells you how many stairs you have to take to get to the ticket office and platform and where you can get a lift or an escalator so that you can plan your journey effectively (or at least prepare yourself mentally).

The incredibly smart young creator of the app Jennie, a mother herself, said that the inspiration behind Mumderground was to give mums a tool to be independent. She believes that although you have to adjust your lifestyle once you have kids, you don’t always need to compromise. Parents should be able to use public transport and move freely across the city even with the smallest ones in tow. We could not agree more!

Now we can only hope for more ingenious apps from the Mumderground camp, how about one to put on the washing, cook the tea, fill the dishwasher, bath the children and mix a good G&T! (We won’t hold our breath.)

Curious Mum