Toys and Baby Products
Outlook of the global automatic baby swing market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global automatic baby swing market to grow steadily over the next four years and post a CAGR of around 5% by 2021. One of the key factors driving the growth of this market is the increase in the number of working parents and nuclear families. According to the World Bank, there has been a substantial increase in the female labor force over the past few years. Due to this change in lifestyle, a growing number of working women across the world are relying on convenient baby care products such as automatic swings. Working parents seek the assistance of automatic baby swings to carry on with their household chores and enjoy quality time with their partners. Moreover, as more women are taking to the workforce, the average household income has seen a rise. With better spending opportunities for parents, this market is expected to grow in the coming years.
The durable juvenile products market in Europe has been witnessing growth since 2011. Constant improvement in the product quality, product innovation, better performance, and rise in dual income households have been the key contributors to the growth of this market in the region. Among the above factors, product innovation continues to be key to the growth of the automatic baby swing market in this region. New product enhancements like swings that can be transformed into high chairs, bouncers, and rockers have witnessed greater acceptance and are expected to propel market growth during the forecast period.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
At present, the global baby swing market has multiple established players and is competitive with a wide array of products. Among competitors, product innovation is expected to be the key trend in the market, with a focus on developing countries especially the ones that have considerable
Overview of the global baby stroller and pram market
Market research analysts at Technavio predict that the global baby stroller and pram market will grow steadily during the next four years and post a CAGR of almost 6% by 2021. This market research analysis identifies the introduction of regulations by the governments of various countries across the globe towards enhancing the quality of baby strollers and prams as one of the primary growth factors for this market. To regulate the baby safety products industry, governments of several countries have started introducing stringent regulations. Several European countries have already introduced regulations that mandate proper quality checks for strollers and baby prams. For instance, to ensure extra protection in all baby gear products for children up to 15 months, the European Union introduced the new EU i-Size regulation in 2013. Such regulations will compel manufacturers to introduce advanced strollers and prams with improved safety measures, which, in turn, will boost sales during the predicted period.
This market research and analysis estimates that in terms of geographical regions, Europe will be the major revenue contributor to the baby prams and baby pushchairs or strollers market throughout the next four years. Increased investments from baby product manufacturers towards improving their existing products and introducing innovative ones will drive market growth in the coming years.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market is characterized by the presence of a number of well-established international baby pram and baby stroller manufacturers and regional vendors and appears to be fragmented. The international
Global outlook of the baby and child proofing products market
Technavio’s market research analysts predict the global baby and child proofing products market to grow steadily during the forecast period and post a CAGR of almost 7% by 2020. This industry research report identifies the rise in number of hotels and resorts offering childproof rooms to be one of the major factors that will have a positive impact on the growth of this baby and child proofing products market in the coming years. With access to information on child injury and the awareness on the availability of products to prevent it, there is an increasing preference among parents to opt for kid-friendly hotels and resorts. This in turn, compels hotels and resorts to offer baby and child proof services. For instance, luxury hotels including JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa, Kerry Hotel Beijing, and The Ritz-Carlton in Dubai offer to provide kid-friendly accommodations with amenities and entertainment activities for kids.
In terms of geographical regions, Europe will be the major revenue contributor to the market throughout the next four years. Factors such as campaigns run by the local governments to ensure the safety of the babies and kids, product innovations, and the rise in number of child births, will drive the market’s growth prospects. Moreover, the need to identify potential safety risks that induces parents to prefer an expert opinion, will also fuel the growth of the child and baby proofing products growth in this region.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The market is characterized by the presence of a considerable number of baby and child proofing companies and since all players compete to gain major market shares, the competitive environment is intense. The increasing awareness on the need to ensure the safety and security
Overview of the global baby bottles market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global baby bottles market to grow moderately over the forecast period, registering a CAGR of more than 4%. Owing to hectic schedules and increased number of working women, many lactating mothers are opting for formula milk for the baby instead of breast milk. Vendors are coming up with baby formula milk that can be stored for longer durations after preparation. These baby formulas also claim to contain nutrients present in breast milk. The harmful effects of BPA on health is another area of focus for the vendors yo develop BPA-free baby bottles for the healthy growth of the infants. Vendors are focusing on developing BPA-free baby bottles, made of either PES/polyamide or polypropylene instead of polycarbonate. At present, the majority of the vendors, such as Green to Grow, Nuby, Momo Baby, Mother's Milkmate, and Medela, are manufacturing and distributing BPA-free baby bottles.
In terms of geographical analysis, APAC accounts for the highest share of the global baby bottles market, owing to the rapid population and high fertility rates in the region. APAC is witnessing an increase in demand for high-tech baby bottle products with trendy designs and features. Baby bottles are not highly expensive products, which makes them affordable to consumers of most classes. With the rise of Internet retailing and growing consumer awareness, the baby bottle market in APAC is expected to register high growth during the forecast period.
Competitive landscape and key vendors
The global baby bottles market is dominated by a few global vendors including Philips, Pigeon Corporation, Mayborn, Handi-Craft, and Munchkin. Intense competition prevails in the market where these key players contend to
Overview of the global baby carriers market
Parents are opting for ergonomically designed baby carriers to determine safety and comfort for their babies. With ergonomically designed baby carriers, the baby's back can develop correctly as they support the sitting position of the child. They are designed to be beneficial to the baby's development and growth and provide efficient weight distribution, causing less effort and strain to the wearer. Ergonomic baby carriers are also designed with high snugness factor which helps the wearer to ensure that there is minimal unnecessary shifting in the baby’s weight, and helps in avoiding any strain or injury to the baby and the wearer. For instance, BabyBjörn Baby Carrier One is designed with ergonomic leg position having a wide seat area for the child, extra-padded shoulder straps, as well as good stability in the waist belt. This allows parents to carry heavier children for longer hours without tiring. Technavio’s market research analyst predicts the global baby carriers market to grow at a CAGR of more than 3% by 2020.
Manufacturers are designing toddler carriers with several additional features to provide comfort and convenience to the wearer. For instance, Stokke's MyCarrier is available in organic cotton and has pockets hidden in the waistband of the carrier for utility. ErgoBaby Original Carriers are designed with a pull-out hood, which can be used to protect the baby's head from the external environment. Chicco UltraSoft Infant Carrier has unique cuddle pockets, which allows the baby to feel the parents touch. To make their products widely available, the manufacturers are using online platforms such as blogs to provide information about products, guidance on how to use them, and safety
Overview of the global baby cribs and cots market
Technavio’s market research analyst predicts that the global market for baby cribs and cots will grow at a moderate CAGR of around 5% between 2016 and 2020. Parents are opting for baby cribs and cots that can be used for multiple purposes as such products are convenient and economical. Vendors are coming up with baby cribs and cots with adjustable mattress levels, and cribs and cots that can transform into toddler beds to accommodate the baby as it grows. Also, the manufacturers are including several additional features and functionality in baby cribs and cots, such as fitted wheels for better mobility, extended sleeping area, static side rails that prevent the baby from rolling over, and shorter distance between side slats so that the baby cannot get its body parts through the center. With the growing awareness about sustainable products among consumers, vendors are developing eco-friendly baby cribs and cots that are manufactured from raw materials like sustainable wood and non-toxic paints that do not have any adverse effects on the babies. The growing preference for aesthetically appealing cribs and cots will further contribute to the growth of this market in the coming years.
Europe will continue to dominate the market over the predicted period and is likely to occupy around 42% of the overall market share by 2020. Much of this market’s growth can be attributed to the increased expenditure on premium baby cribs and cots, especially by the ultra-high net worth individuals (UHNWIs). Also, the consumers in the region are less price sensitive and are willing to spend a higher amount on money on better quality baby cribs and cots made of non-toxic materials. With the shifting trend towards online sales of baby cribs and cots in the region, the overall market will witness
The baby care products market includes baby convenience and safety products, baby skin care, baby bath care, diapers, and baby hair care.
In recent years, evolving consumer preferences, particularly for more sophisticated electronic toys, have influenced the global toy market. Manufacturers are expanding their consumer base by offering more innovative and technologically advanced toys.
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