Play yards provide a safe place for babies to sleep and play, leaving your hands free to tackle household tasks or take a break. The Eddie Bauer Complete Care Play Yard includes a bassinet, changing pad and play area, and requires only a screwdriver for assembly.
Assemble the Play Yard
Unwrap the mattress from the play yard and set it aside.
Turn the play yard so that the feet are facing the ground. The center of the yard should remain popped up. Grasp the short top rails and pull them up until they click into place. Repeat to click the longer rails into place.
Pick up one side of the play yard and press the center portion down until it clicks and locks into place.
Place the mattress in the play yard with the soft side facing up. Use the hook and latch loops at each corner to attach the mattress to the base of the play yard. Confirm it's firmly attached before proceeding.
Install the Change Station
Inspect the top rail of the play yard. Two adjacent corners have holes to accommodate the changing station. Locate these holes along one of the short sides of the play yard..
Slide the right and left tray connectors into the right and left bars on the changing station. Push until they click and lock into place. Look for the holes along two corners of the play yard designed to accommodate these connectors. Insert the tray connector bars into these holes until they click and lock.
Squeeze the butterfly clips on the parent tray and slide it into the slots on the changing tray.
Add the Bassinet
Remove the mattress from the play yard and fold it to fit within the bassinet. Use the hook and loop straps on the mattress to hold the mattress in the folded position.
Look for clips on the edge of the bassinet and use these clips to secure the bassinet inside the play yard. Secure the hook and loop patches between the clips to fasten it in place.
Slide the two halves of each bassinet support bar into the bassinet sleeves. Lift and slide them together to connect and give the bassinet structural support.
Place the mattress into the bassinet so that the padded side faces up. Use the hook and loop connectors to attach it at each corner, making sure it's firmly attached at each corner.
Mount the Mobile
Look for the last remaining hole in the top frame of the crib.
Press the head of the mobile into the top of the arm until it clicks into place. Position the hanger assembly so that the slots align with the tabs on the mobile head. Press the hanger onto the head to lock it into place.
Slide the bottom of the mobile support pole into the hole in the play yard frame until you hear it click.
Unscrew the cover plate on the music and light box included with the play yard and add AA batteries. Replace the cover and replace the screws.
Discontinue use of the play yard when child reaches 35 inches tall, or is able to climb out of the yard. Discontinue use of changing station and bassinet when child reaches a weight of 15 pounds or is able to push up to hands and knees. Never place more than 3 pounds in the parent tray. Remove the mobile when baby is able to push up onto hands and knees. Ensure all components are locked and fastened securely before placing a child in the play yard. That play yard must be fully assembled, with side rails locked in place, before use. Do not use this product if you find any loose or missing components or broken or torn parts. Always supervise your child when using the play yard. Follow all instructions and warnings provided with your play yard to reduce the risk of injury or death. Contact Eddie Bauer for a replacement manual if needed, or visit the company's website to view the manual online.
Emily Beach works in the commercial construction industry in Maryland. She received her LEED accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council in 2008 and is in the process of working towards an Architectural Hardware Consultant certification from the Door and Hardware Institute. She received a bachelor's degree in economics and management from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.