The Mothercare Ziba car seat is a great price, and at the moment has 50% off the black version, which brings it down to a staggering £40. But don’t let the budget price put you off, it’s basic but very safe and easy to install.
However, what it lacks (which other seats do offer) is compatibility with any travel system. It also doesn’t have ISOFIX capability, but can be used with Mothercare’s own belted base if you feel it is needed.
It is lightweight, has side impact protection, a three-point harness and will see your baby through from birth to 13 kg (12 – 15 months).
It’s a great one to have in the grandparent’s car if they’re not wanting to spend a small fortune. For the same reason it’s perfect for taking on holiday if you’re checking it in as excess baggage (most airlines do this for free), as it won’t matter too much if it meets an enthusiastic baggage handler.
This is our recommendation for a basic or back-up car seat that is safe, simple and will keep your baby snug.