The global baby carrier market size was valued at USD 17.0 billion in 2018. The industry is driven by the increasing popularity of functionally designed and manufactured products, which are designed for better safety, durability, and comfort level for infants. Moreover, the parents are more concerned about the safety, comfort, reliability, and self-comfort associated with baby care products.
New designs of the products, which are more affordable and easily available in the market, are also expected to remain a key trend. The key players are focusing on creating a relationship with the customers by providing them with user-friendly products through creative marketing strategies. Urbanization, the utility of light-weighted fabric materials, and increasing consumer preferences for a comfortable way of carrying babies along with them everywhere are expected to remain key driving forces in the near future.
Moreover, new product innovations that are inspired by the designs of strollers in various shapes and sizes in order to provide a better posture while being carried are also acting as a key factor driving the market demand. In addition, customers are ready to pay a premium price for quality carrier products that are manufactured using quality fabric products in order to provide better comfort to the baby as well as to themselves.
Shifting customer preference for a better-designed and developed product is forcing the companies to invest in research and development to provide innovative and technically advanced products and gain a larger market share than competitors and build customer relationships. For instance, Ergobaby Carrier, Inc. has come up with a new product, namely the Adapt 3 Position Baby Carrier that provides a better way to carry a baby in all possible ways, along with adjustable straps to carry infants hands-free and walk freely.
The buckle products dominated the global market with a share of 51.0% in 2018. This product segment is expected to maintain its lead over the next few years on account of the high safety and comfort offered by these products. The parents are more comfortable using buckle products on account of the safety satisfaction of the baby, hands-free experience, and prevention of the infants from the flat-head syndrome. In addition, while using buckle carrier products, the customer can adjust the position according to the preferences including front facing, back facing, and sideways facing. Furthermore, with the help of advanced technology and research, companies have come up with add-on features for baby carriers including cell phone pockets, bottle pockets, and other utility features.
Sling products are expected to register a CAGR of 5.2% from 2019 to 2025. This growth is attributed to new product features and development. Slings are lightweight and they acquire less space than buckle or backpack carriers. These slings can be segregated into ring slings, wraps, and pouches. Slings are mostly used for infants to keep them close to the mother always. The new slings are not only utilized for carrying the infants but also for breastfeeding in the most convenient and safe way.
Supermarkets/hypermarkets are expected to reach USD 10.0 billion by 2025. This segment is expected to witness growth due to growing customer preference for buying the products from supermarkets, as they get a wide range of products to choose from and compare from various brands. These factors are expected to drive the segment over the next few years.
These products are also bought through online channels of distribution including web portals and online stores. The online segment is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.0% from 2019 to 2925 due to the introduction of various new web portals and online stores. Companies like Firstcry.com, and JLmorison are coming up with door-to-door delivery of products with an online display of a wide range of products.
North America was the dominant regional market with an estimated revenue of USD 6.3 billion in 2018. This growth is attributed to the awareness of the safety and comfort offered by these products among consumers. In addition, new companies are acquiring new segments of the market with their premium products on account of no compromise in the quality of products by the parents. In 2017, Goodbaby International Company acquired Oasis Dragon, which manufactures baby care and maternity products. Moreover, in 2018, the Boppy Company launched a new product, namely ComfyFit which is a combination of buckle and sling product types, which provides user-friendly and comfortable support.
Asia Pacific is expected to expand at the fastest CAGR of 5.0% from 2019 to 2025. The global market in Asia Pacific has lucrative opportunities for new segments as the developing countries including India, China, and Bangladesh are adopting western culture and lifestyle. Moreover, the increasing number of working women is making women economically independent, thus creating an opportunity for products that can be of use for both the babies and the parents. In November 2018, Bey Bee launched a variety of products, such as the Bey Bee Ergonomic 3 Way 4 Seasons Hip Seat Baby Carrier, to allow the parents to carry their infants in a different and convenient position with better comfort.
Key market players include Artsana s.P.A.; BabyBjorn AB; Blue Box Company; The ERGO Baby Carrier, Inc.; Lalabu LLC; Goodbaby International Holding Limited; FirstCry; Moby Wrap, Inc.; Companies are adopting market strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, along with developing new products according to the latest consumer preferences for flavor and health benefits in order to acquire a larger market share. These factors are expected to increase the demand for baby carriers in the upcoming years.
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2015 - 2017
2019 - 2025
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North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Central & South America, and Middle East & Africa
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U.S., Germany, U.K., India, China, Japan, Brazil, and South Africa
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