Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System Review

One of the most important pieces of baby gear you’ll ever own, is the stroller. Without it, you’ll be lugging around everything you need with no hope of getting anything at all done when you’re out and about! These days, it is super convenient to buy a “travel system” that includes both the stroller and car seat with base. This a cost effective way to get everything needed for safe travels with baby, all in one purchase. We were recently fortunate enough to receive an Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker Travel System for review. It is perfect timing since we are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our granddaughter in November! This beautiful system includes a sturdy 3-Wheel Stroller and a top rated car seat with base.

It’s been over 10 years since we’ve needed to use a stroller, so looking at the large box was a bit daunting. Luckily, the stroller is extremely simple and quick to assemble. I barely had to read the instructions! Basically, you snap the front wheels and back axles into place, they just make a slight click sound and you’re good to go.

eddie bauer stroller assembly

Add the parent tray to the stroller handles, above the canopy, and the front child tray by sliding each into their slots — and you are done! It took me all of 5 minutes to take the system out of the box and assemble it. 

Eddie Bauer 3 wheel stroller

I love how deep the cup holder is in the child’s tray. It seems like it will be big enough to accommodate a variety of cups and bottles without having them fall out all the time. The tray itself is nice and deep as well. Even the parent tray has a decent depth for the the cup holders. The covered center compartment is a nice touch and a great place to store an iPod or smartphone to keep it dry and away from curious little fingers. 

For safety, there are three locks, one on each back wheel and a swivel lock on the front center wheel. They work well at keeping the stroller in place and are very easy to engage or lift with a quick flick of the foot.

eddie bauer stroller review

The way that this Eddie Bauer Stroller reclines is new to me. On the back of the seat, there is a clip that you squeeze together and pull on to lower the seat. You can put it into any position you like from sitting up to a nice laid back recline, perfect for a nap. I think this is a a really neat feature and a lot less fiddly than the old way of searching for that button or lever to recline the seat.

eddie bauer stroller recline

Something really cool about the handle is that it is adjustable! Just press the buttons on the sides and the handlebar will move up and down so you can find the most comfortable fit for you, I like this feature a lot! I was also truly surprised by how easy it is to fold up the stroller. The button on the handle slides to the left and then you just swing the handle down and in in one sweeping motion. The side hook catches the tab and it’s folded just like that, very easy. 

Here is my one and only gripe with this stroller — there is no way to easily grab the stroller and lift it up with one hand once it’s folded. You can easily move it around with both hands by rolling it or lifting it but it’s next to impossible to do so with one hand, at least for me!

The stroller does fold up into a fairly narrow size. To get it to fit into a smaller space, you can easily pop off the child tray to slide it into your space.

Eddie Bauer stroller folding

This 3-Wheel travel System also comes with the matching Eddie Bauer Car Seat and Base. I have to say that car seats have come a long way in the 11 years since we’ve needed one! I really love that there is a base that can stay in the car so we don’t have to struggle with getting it positioned correctly every single time we need to go somewhere! The built in level indicator ensures that the base is properly seated so that baby will be safe and snug.

I am impressed with the quality of both the stroller and the car seat. the material covering the gear is durable and feels like it will be quite comfortable. The car seat is not as heavy as I thought it would be and seems like it will be easy to carry around. My one disappointment with the car seat is that the top of the canopy is a bit deformed from the way it was packaged. I think I may be able to work it back into shape but even if we can’t, it still looks fine and does its job.

Eddie Bauer carseat and base

The car seat snaps easily into place on the stroller, once it’s removed from the base. I also like that the car seat sits up high enough on the stoller for mom or dad to easily take care of baby’s needs without having to stoop over or peek around the front. 

Eddie Bauer stroller carseat travel system

All in all, I think that this is an amazing travel system! Since the stroller has only the one swivel wheel up front, it is very easy to turn. With one hand I can smoothly maneuver the bumpy driveway or grassy backyard with no problem.

We are going to get a lot of use out of this system with our new granddaughter, especially next spring! I would be happy to recommend the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System as a perfect baby shower gift, or as purchase for your own baby.

Eddie Baur Trail Hiker 3 Wheel Travel System

Where to buy and specifications!

The Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System currently retails for $249.99 and is available exclusively at Target.

Choose your own path with the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System. The 3-wheel design provides superior maneuverability around tight corners that will get you and your little adventurer around easily. This travel system also features our Top Rated infant car seat with Side Impact Protection and an extended use range of 4-35 pounds for a safer and more comfortable ride, whether in your car or attached to the stroller for a walk in the great outdoors.

Stroller:

  • 3-wheel design for superior maneuverability
  • Adjustable handle
  • Parent Assist tray with two cup holders and covered storage
  • Child tray with cup holder
  • Multi-position seat recline
  • Large storage basket
  • 2-section adjustable canopy
  • 5-point harness
  • One hand fold and stand
  • Accommodates child up to 50 pounds

Infant Car Seat:

  • Rear-facing: 4-35 pounds and up to 32″
  • Side Impact Protection
  • Removable infant head support
  • Adjustable, stay-in-car base
  • QuickClick™ attaches car seat to stroller with one click: no extra parts required 
  • Easy-to-read level indicator during installation
  • LATCH equipped
  • Meets or exceeds Federal Safety Standards

Eddie Bauer Travel System Review

Win an Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker!

Thanks to Eddie Bauer, one very lucky reader will win an Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker 3-Wheel Travel System. WooHoo! The  winner will be able to choose between the three available color options: Grey, Red, or Blue.

Entry is super easy using the Rafflecopter form below. Just complete the first mandatory entry to open up a bunch of optional extra entries! Giveaway is open to U.S. ages 18+ only and will end on October 28th, 2012 at 12:01am est. Please read the official rules at the bottom of the Rafflecopter form.

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  1. 1

    I want the complete care playard!

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    I would Love the classic high chair!

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    Suehey De Jesus says:

    I LOVE THE Backseat Animal Mirror Assortment

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    I could really use the high chair for sure.

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    I’d love to have one of their car seats.

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    Taryn Pasco says:

    Oh My Goodness, This Would Be So Awesome To Win For My New Baby Boy Who Will Be Here In February Seeing As I Do Not Have Any Boy Things & Just Had A Shower 2 Years Ago For My Daughter!! I Think It Would Also Be Nice To Have The Eddie Bauer Classic High Chair. I Love Eddie Bauers Baby Items, They’re Just So Expensive!

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    melissa morgan says:

    I would love to have the play yard….I love all of the Eddie Bauer line

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    Dawn Sterner says:

    I would love to get the Complete Care Play Yard for my grandson!

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    Linda Anderson says:

    high chair

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    Deluxe High Back Booster Car Seat

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    i like the classic high chair

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    Robyn Galloway says:

    I love the classic high chair!

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    EB play yard

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    I would love the classic high chair

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    i like their sit n go travel chair

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    I would love to have the classic high chair for my cousin who is epecting.

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    The Complete Care Play Yard!

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    The complete care play yard!

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    The complete care play yard would be amazing to have!

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    I like the complete care play yard

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    I like the complete play yard with the diaper organizer.

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    High chair!

  25. 25

    I like the The Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yard

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    I had a Eddie Bauer travel system with my DD and would love to be the proud owner of this one. Thanks for the chance.

  27. 27

    We are really liking this system, since we discovered last week shopping for our upcoming first child. Trying to find where you buy an extra base, so we can have one in each car.

  28. 29

    the classic high chair would be great

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    Valerie Crawford says:

    Love this!! I would love to have this stroller!! It is the perfect size for everything. I can even take it on the bus with me!

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    Sarah Bullock says:

    I would love to win this travel system! I’ve been doing so much research and this one is going on my registry for sure! I would also love an Eddie Bauer wood high chair! It would look great in my dining room!

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    I like the Classic High Chair

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    LOVE the Classic High Chair!

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    Very useful kind of chair…I really want to have this also…I can bring this where ever I go…Its comfy to use..

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    Thanks for the chance to win!
    I would like to get the Complete Care Play yard
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    I like the Complete Care Play Yard

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    Kristie Betts says:

    I LOVE THE Backseat Animal Mirror Assortment

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    I would love the Deluxe 3-in-1 convertible car seat.

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    I love the Eddie Bauer play yard.

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    We need the Cling SunShade

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    Rhonda Clemens says:

    Complete Care Play Yard PY121AAU

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    Trasina McGahey says:

    Def the Comfort 65 Convertible Car Seat

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    susan hartman says:

    I like the Complete play yard.

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    Katherine says:

    I love the Complte Care Play yard

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    The bassinet is lovely!

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    Betsy Hoff says:

    I like the Classic High Chair in Black.

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    I like the Complete Care Play Yard.

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    I would love to have Complete Care Play Yard
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    Cassandra Aubut says:

    I love the complete yard!

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    caitlin tate says:

    I love the play yard!

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    There are some things that stand out FAR above others, like Kitchen Aid mixers- NO other brand is worth buying… well, NO other high chair is worth buying other than the Classic Eddie Bauer High Chair, trust me. I would LOVE one of these. I have yet another grandchild on the way and the couple has nothing- must start from scratch!

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    love the classic high chair

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    Helen Keeler says:

    I’d love to have the Deluxe High Back Booster Car Sea BC040BNX.
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    I would love to win this for my sister in law! They are having a baby in January and really need a stroller and carseat.

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    I think my daughter would like the Complete Care Play Yard
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    I’d love to get their high chair! Looks very sturdy.

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    Joey Carnes says:

    The highback booster.

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    I like the Complete Care Play Yard PY166AYQ

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    I also like the Complete Care Play Yard
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    Kortney Picker says:

    I would love the All Terrain Tandem Stroller, I will need this in about a year!!

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    jessica c says:

    would love a play yard

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    love the Complete Care Play Yard

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    Keely Hostetter says:

    I like the Deluxe 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

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    I like the complete care play yard.

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    Cheryl Rahkonen says:

    I would love to have the Complete Care Play Yard PY135AAJ.

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    Pamela Sloss says:

    I would love to have the Complete Care Play Yard.

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    Julia Babs says:

    I would love the classic high chair in brown!

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    Samantha F. says:

    Complete care playard!

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    the complete care playard!

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    katie kitterman says:

    the classic high chair

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    I’d love a highchair!

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    Leisha Reigner says:

    complete care yard carseay stroller everything looks great

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    Megan Abbott says:

    I would love the Complete Care Play Yard.

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    I like the PY120
    Complete Care Play Yard

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    really needing a high chair right about now

  78. 79

    I also like the eddie bauer pack and play. I saw this stroller in Target this afternoon and was looking for reviews. I’m really glad I found this one. Would you be able to tell me if this is good for a walking/excercise stroller like other 3 wheel models. Thanks.

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    I also really like the tandem stroller

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    I would love the complete are play yard.

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    I like the complete play yard

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    Love the high chair

  83. 84

    i love all eddie bauer clothes.
    I definitely would love to win this stroller/carseat baby #1 will be here in about 6 months!
    Thanks for the giveaway

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    Caitlin R says:

    Ooohh! I would love one of the Eddie Bauer shopping cart seat liners. The blue is really cute. Crossing my fingers for the travel system drawing. We’re due with our first this spring, and have this on the registry!

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    We never got a pack n play and I regret it everyday. When we travel we have to scrounge to borrow one. I love teh complete care play yard.

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    The Classic High Chair

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    I like the Classic High Chair

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    I would love the high chair!

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    classic high chair

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    I would love to have the clearbrook collection

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    The Play Yard!

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    A high back booster

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    Pinky Sade says:

    I’d love the wooden high chair

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    apple blossom says:

    Classic High Chair

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    tina reynolds says:

    I love the PY135 PLAYYARD
    Thanks for the chance to win eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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    I’d like the Deluxe 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

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    I would love to have Trailmaker Travel System

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    I would love the high chair for my daughter who is expecting her first child.

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    The Eddie Bauer Play Yard – Clearbrook Blue

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    Ashley Coutant says:

    The infant car seat separate base would be of great use to my husband when picking our second son up from the sitter’s!!

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    I’d love to have the 3-in-1 covertible car seat too!!

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    i like the Complete Care Play Yard
    PY120AAI

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    Amanda Hart says:

    I would love to have one of the Eddie Bauer Playards.

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    The Classic High Chair

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    I would love the Complete Care Play Yard – PY135AAJ

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    Does anyone know if there is a separate car seat base that fits the infant carrier that comes with the 3 wheel travel system? Eddie Bauers website is of no help.

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    allyson tice says:

    The Classic Wooden highchair

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    mara zamora says:

    Deluxe High Back Booster Car Seat <3 i actually have it & i LOVE it .

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    Classic high chair. Beautiful!

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    Sharon Rooney says:

    I like the Classic High Chair

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    Play Yard

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    rebecca williams says:

    I like the Adventurer Travel System

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    Sarah Dela Cruz says:

    Deluxe 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat
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    Gloria Schulte says:

    I also like the Classic High Chair

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    chris calderon says:

    I like the complete care Eddie Bauer play yard py135.

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    The classic high chair

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    I have been looking for a Classic High Chair just like this one!
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    Blessie Nelson says:

    I would love to have the Essential Down Parka

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    Michele P. says:

    I also like the Deluxe High Back Booster Car Seat
    BC040BNX

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    Classic High Chair

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    Christina Strapp says:

    I like the classic high chair

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    jeanne conner says:

    I like the Lodge Down Parka

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    The complete care play yard

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    i like the Complete Care Play Yard
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    Amber Porter says:

    I love the winston highchair.

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    Teresa Thompson says:

    Complete Care Play Yard

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    I also like the Complete Care Play Yard – Charter

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    Cyn Hughes says:

    The classic high chair!

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    I love the Eddie Bauer Trail Hiker system. I had just recently decided on this for my Son, who is due in January.

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    Essential down parka
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    Lorraine Brooks says:

    adventure sport travel system

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    Dee Hadley says:

    I would like the complete care play yard. It is awesome.

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    I like the classic high chair.

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    The playyard would be great to have.

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    Kellie Conklin says:

    I love the AAJ Complete Care Play Yard! Great products, thanks!

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    i like the classic high chair

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    Please Help!
    We have this exact same system and our son weighs more than 11 Lbs. The car seat has an angle indicator. However we are unable to figure out how to change this angle to adjust to his new weight. Any tips will be very helpful.

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