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Baby Care Products Market

Baby Care Products Market: Information by Type (Skin Care, Hair Care, Food & Beverages), Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets & Supermarket, Convenience Store), and Region — Forecast till 2031

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Market Snapshot

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Base Year:
2022
Study Period:
2021-2031
CAGR:
3.9 %
Fastest Growing Market:
Asia Pacific
Largest Market:

Baby care products are specially formulated to be gentle, non-irritating, or use ingredients that have these properties. Baby care products include baby oils, creams and lotions, powders, shampoos, soap, and others. These products are mainly concerned with keeping the baby clean and comfortable. The baby care products market is primarily driven by the changing lifestyle of parents. Over the past few decades, the parents, especially the mothers, have become more career-minded and busy in their everyday life which has created a lucrative growth opportunity and opened an encouraging route for the manufacturers in the baby care product market.

The global baby care products market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.9% during the forecast period, 2023–2031.

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Market Dynamics

Rising Disposable Income and Female Participation in the Workforce

The rising concern with respect to the health and hygiene of their infants and the ability of these products to ease the new role of becoming a parent has fuelled the growth of baby care products. Furthermore, rising disposable incomes, an increase in birth rate, especially in emerging economies, increasing female participation in the workforce, and healthy consumption patterns, are some other determinants that are likely to bolster the growth of the global baby care product market.

Product Life Cycle

Presently, the baby product industry is expanding at a significant rate as it is in a growing phase. This is primarily due to the increase in the birth rate across the globe, and raising awareness among consumers about sanitation and hygiene has led to surging demand for baby care products. Moreover, the parents are trying to provide their children with the best products in the market to keep them safe and sound. This further adds to the rising demand for these products in the market, thus urging global leaders in the baby care product market to come up with novel products. This growing demand for baby products among the consumer and marketing strategies among the leaders within the baby product industry is likely to drive market growth during the forecast period.

Since notable players hold the maximum share, the nature of baby care products market is monopolistic, and this is due to the extensive experience in the product development, broad product portfolio, and reliable distribution and sales channels across the globe that has helped them to develop customer loyalty for their respective brands.

Companies Focusing on Safety Issues

The prominent players in the baby care products market are also focusing on developing multipurpose products that not only focuses on functional designs but are also stylish and pay more considerable attention to safety. Thus, providing more ease to the parents in taking care of their child during their busy lifestyle. Whereas, the new entrants are finding it difficult to penetrate the market and facing entry barriers due to the high investment concerning product manufacturing, development, and innovation.

Lifestyle Changes and Growing Awareness Regarding Children Health and Hygiene

In the past few years, the baby product industry has observed significant growth. This run-up in the growth pattern is driven by the increase in the female workforce, an increase in the disposable income of individuals, and increasing concern among the individuals regarding their health and hygiene. Parents fail to spend time with their children due to their busy work life, and desire to provide their child best resources have inclined them to opt for baby care products to ensure better health and safety.

The skin of an infant is different from that of an adult — it is thinner, less hair, soft and less cornified, owing to which they require more care. The most common problem in children, especially infants, arises due to the tight-fitting garments, which, if not change frequently, provide a warm and stagnant environment setting for bacterial growth. This further lead to various derma and health problems in infants such as skin rashes, infants' ache, and cradle cap. Thus, to inhibit the growth of these bacteria, these baby care products contain formulations of various germicide such as cetyl pyridinium chloride and benzethonium chloride that help to keep the infant's body safe and sound. It is imperative for parents to provide essential nutrients to their children. However, the ineptitude to deliver these nutrients to their children through typical meals have gravitated their focus toward supplements.

Are Baby Care Products Safe?

Safety is the foremost concern when it comes to baby care products. Infants are vulnerable to chemicals in ointments, baby wipes, baby shampoos, lotions, and powders. As their skins are more permeable than adults, chemicals easily get absorbed in their skin. Moreover, the ingestion of these products among infants is also a significant issue as it can have an adverse effect on infant bodies. Due to these problems associated with baby care products, many parents are trying to limit the use of these products, hampering the growth of the global baby care products market. Moreover, few challenges impeding the growth of the global baby care product market are:

  • The stern regulations related to the use of green materials in the product manufacturing
  • Providing high-quality products to the customers at affordable prices
  • High investments in the research and development segment

However, to resolve these issues and give the customers the best quality products, manufacturers are continuously focusing on developing products that are organically derived. This change in the product offering by the manufacturer is likely to boost the growth of the baby care products market during the forecast period.

Changing Consumer Preferences

In the baby care products market, consumer preference changes over time. It is likely observed that the customers tend to incline toward the brand that has been more frequently promoted or advertised through various platforms such as TV and magazines or have been suggested to them by their friends and family. This creates a significant customer base for the players in the baby care products market who not only focuses on product development but also exerts a keen emphasis on the marketing strategies of their products.

Regional Analysis

Increasing Birth Rate in Asia-Pacific

Baby Care Products Market Regional Analysis

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Asia-Pacific is likely to be the fastest-growing market for baby care products during the forecast period, owing to the increasing birth rate, urbanization, and rapid economic growth leading to the rise in income levels of parents, which in turn has increased the purchasing power remarkably. Moreover, the increase in the literacy rate and transparency in research information have shifted the parents’ preference toward organic baby care products in the market. This has also generated a pressing need for the manufacturers in the baby care products industry to focus on various parameters such as quality of ingredients, product function/effect, value for money, and no additives.

Apart from the significant attributes, the brand, nutrition, and safety, the critical factor that favors the growth of baby care products in the western markets is the price/value. This is due to the fact that the baby care products industry in the region is strictly regulated, providing assurance pertaining to safety and quality among the consumers.

Baby Care Products Market: Key Players

Some of the key players operating in the baby care products market are

  • Procter & Gamble
  • Kimberly-Clark Corporation
  • Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc
  • Unilever Group
  • Nestlé S.A
  • Abbott Nutrition
  • The Himalaya Drug Company LTD
  • New Avon Company
  • Artsana S.P.A
  • Dabur International Limited
  • Danone S A
  • Weleda AG
  • Beiersdorf Group
  • Burt's Bees, Inc.
  • L’Oréal S.A.

Prominent players are likely to form partnerships with end-user companies to have an uninterrupted supply of their products in both regional as well as international. Moreover, the companies are trying to expand their sales and distribution channels by signing various supply agreements with the retail store, which is expected to build a large customer base.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
Market Size USD in Billion By 2031
CAGR CAGR 3.9%
Historical Data 2020-2021
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2031
Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
Segments Covered by Type (Skin Care, Hair Care, Food & Beverages), Distribution Channel (Hypermarkets & Supermarket, Convenience Store)
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, LAME and Rest of the World
Key Companies Profiled/Vendors Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc, Unilever Group, Nestlé S.A, Abbott Nutrition, The Himalaya Drug Company LTD, New Avon Company, Artsana S.P.A., Dabur International Limited, Danone S A, Weleda AG, Beiersdorf Group, Burt's Bees, Inc., and L’Oréal S.A.
Key Market Opportunities High Demand In Consumer Products Sector Is Pushing Baby Care Products Market

Baby Care Products Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Skin Care
    • Cream & Lotions
    • Oils
    • Powders
    • Soaps
  • Hair Care
    • Shampoos
    • Conditioners
    • Oils
  • Toiletries
    • Wet wipes
    • Diapers
    • Tissues
  • Food & Beverages
    • Dairy products
    • Cereal and Snacks
    • Juices
  • Others

By Distribution Channel

  • Hypermarkets & Supermarket
  • Convenience Store
  • Online Platform

By Region

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico

Europe

  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • France
  • Rest of Europe

Asia-Pacific

  • China
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • India
  • Singapore
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Rest of Asia-Pacific

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America

Middle East

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Oman
  • Qatar
  • Bahrain
  • UAE
  • Turkey
  • Rest of ME

Africa

  • Nigeria
  • Tanzania
  • South Africa
  • Ghana
  • Rest of Africa

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Procter & Gamble, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Johnson & Johnson Services, Inc, Unilever Group, Nestlé S.A, Abbott Nutrition, New Avon Company, Artsana S.P.A., Danone S A, Weleda AG are the top players in Baby Care Products Market.
Online Platform Segment is expected to be the leading segment in Baby Care Products Market during the forecast period.
Asia-Pacific is expected to hold the highest market share in Baby Care Products Market.
Rising disposable income and female participation in the workforce, increase in the birth rate across the globe, and rising awareness among consumers about sanitation and hygiene are the key factors expected to drive Baby Care Products Market during the forecast period.
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