Benji’s First Zoo Adventure

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This post is sponsored by Baby Jogger. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

You know before you become a parent how you think you’ll know what it feels like to be one? You imagine yourself with your own child(ren) and try to predict how you’ll respond in various situations. You certainly know how not to respond because you’ve been observing other people “doing it wrong” your whole life. You picture calm, blissful, family bonding moments where everything is under control. You’re just out making memories enjoying each other’s company with a cool breeze on your back.
Yeah, I had those visions, too. And I can honestly say that’s what motherhood feels like right now… as long as Benji is in his stroller. 😉

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

A few weeks ago, we finally braved the afternoon heat and took Benji to Utah’s Hogle Zoo. He’s in that stage of constantly running away from us and doing everything without assistance from anyone. I hate to admit, it might be time to get a leash. But when we go places where he can just lounge in his stroller, I can actually feel him relaxing and just soaking it all in.

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

We’ve been taking our new Baby Jogger City Select LUX stroller (an upgrade from the popular City Select stroller) everywhere (including the grocery store!) because he’s so chill and content in it. It’s easy to push one-handed if I have my hands full and super durable on any terrain — I even push it on the big lawn behind our house where we go to “let Benji off the leash,” if you know what I mean. This is my favorite stroller to-date. It has made life with a toddler so much easier (and I sweat less, even though it’s 90 degrees outside).

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

I loved watching him observe all the animals and the people at the Zoo. We strolled by the elephants, the birds, giraffes, you name it, and stopped for Dippin’ Dots ice cream on the way out. As new parents who are afraid to plan a “real trip” and travel with our 15-month-old, the Zoo was the perfect day trip to mix up our usual weekend routine. And having the confidence that Benji would behave and actually enjoy it himself, took all the stress out of planning it. If we could take this stroller on the airplane in place of a seat assignment, I think he’d let us fly all the way to Hawaii! (Just conjuring up more unrealistic future visions over here.)

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

Best strollers for going to the zoo | Best durable strollers for toddlers | Best places to stroll guide | Baby Jogger | City Select Lux Stroller | Little Miss Fearless

I’m so excited to be part of the Baby Jogger squad this year and share my favorite places to stroll with you. Stay tuned for more of our “fearless” adventures (we’re inching our way out of our comfort zone toward a “real” vacation soon), and be sure to check out the full 2017 Best Places to Stroll Guide from Baby Jogger.
Summer is just getting started. Where have your adventures taken you so far? 
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Photos by The High Pines.

Amanda

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  1. Looks like you guys had such a great day at the zoo! So fun.

    Posted Jun. 27, 2017 | Reply
  2. The day out your family had at the zoo looks so fun! 🙂

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    Posted Jun. 27, 2017 | Reply
  3. Natali says:

    Looks like a perfect adventure, not just for the little one but for the whole family!

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    Posted Jun. 28, 2017 | Reply
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