Why this is a mistake: Safety always comes first before other considerations. A traffic accident can happen at any time. The ride to the supermarket is short, but that doesn’t mean you should risk it. If your baby is not properly secured when travelling with you in the car, you’re endangering his life.
Do this instead: Resist all temptation to cuddle your child while driving. Ensure he is in a car seat for the entire trip, despite his protests.