Travel season will commence yet again in just a couple of weeks, with families visiting each other for the holidays. Hanukkah, Christmas and the New Year is just around the corner and with it comes joy, celebration, family, and a whole lot of visiting! If you are currently expecting with a due date close to the holidays, or if you have recently given birth, traveling by plane may seem intimidating. Let me assure you, it doesn’t have to be! With a little bit of preparation and the right gear, the flight I took with my son at 5-weeks-old was the easiest flight I had ever taken with a child. That being said, there are a few pieces of gear that gave me the freedom I needed while traveling solo with a newborn.