Drivers & Restraints: Safe and convenient baby feeding bottles are
occupying the most space on the shelves in the market. Maximum parents are
also looking for durable baby feeding bottles. Usually, breastfeeding is
preferred by parents and recommended by many doctors, but infant formula
has to be fed through bottles, which is what is driving the growth of the baby
feeding bottles market. Many brands and manufacturers offer baby feeding
bottles with a multiplicity of replaceable bottle parts, which can be used and
replaced according to convenience.
For example, the condition of various nipples, all with different rates of milk
flow. Thus, a single product is applicable to infants, who need lesser milk or
formula and also to grow-up babies who need to gulp down larger quantities
of baby food. Baby feeding bottles made out of polycarbonate are known to
contain a harmful chemical called Bisphenol a (BPA).
This BPA is a harmful chemical and is known to mimic a hormone in the
body which activates the progression of cancer and interferes with the
development of the reproductive system. Due to its harmful nature, the usage
of this chemical has been banned by many government bodies as far as baby
feeding bottles are concerned. In recent times, even BPA-free polycarbonate
has been found to be harmful to infants, which has led to mistrust amongst
consumers towards the bottles made out of polycarbonate material. This
factor has largely affected the segmental growth of the baby feeding bottles
market within the recent past.
In 2017, the European Commission, which is an organization monitoring the
proposals of European legislations, and implements decisions for the
European parliament extended its ban on BPA in baby feeding bottles to
other products which come in contact with food and drinks, such as drinking
cups and bottles. This signifies the potential of BPA as a harmful chemical in
the body and is also a strong restraint in the growth of polycarbonate baby
feeding bottles. Manufacturers are increasingly focusing on offering
innovative products that make feeding bottle a pleasant and easy experience.
Products with the extra point and which present optimal safety to babies are
becoming increasingly important for manufacturers to cater to consumer
demand, and drive the growth of the baby feeding bottles market. A product
design which saves the pain of cleaning and washing the bottle frequently,
and which is easier to wash also captures the minds of consumers while
buying baby feeding bottles. Other user-friendly features such as excellent
venting system for the bottles tend to prevent the entrance and mixing of air
bubbles in the baby food.
Market Taxonomy: By material, the global baby feeding bottles market is
separated as plastic, silicon, glass, and stainless steel. By capacity the market
is segmented as Up to 4 Oz, 4.1 to 6 Oz, 6.1 to 9 Oz and then 9 Oz.
Furthermore, by sales channel, the market is segmented as
hypermarkets/supermarkets, convenience stores, specialty stores, pharmacy &
drug stores, online retailing and other retailing formats. Among all the
sections, plastic segment is estimated to account for 63.6% of market share,
in the overall global baby feeding bottles market, in 2017.
Analysis by Region: Based on the region, the market in APAC is anticipated to
dominate the global baby feeding bottles market both in terms of value and
volume in 2017. APAC is expected to increase meaningful market share in
revenue terms by 2025 end. This trend is attributed to the consumer
dependence on Baby Feeding Bottles as the baby population is increasing
exponential in this region. Moreover, China is projected to exhibit significant
CAGR in terms of value during the forecast period.
Major Market Players: Some of the major companies operating in the
Global Baby Feeding Bottles market are Philips AVENT, Artsana USA Inc.,
Novatex North America, Linyi Shansong Biological, Wuxi New Swiss Baby
Products Co., Mayborn Group, BABISIL, Handi-Craft Company, Munchkin
Inc., Tupperware, Pigeon India Pvt. Ltd, Narula Overseas Industries Pvt.
Ltd., Bonny Baby Care Pvt. Limited, Ltd., Alpha Baby Care Co., Ltd., Paul
Manufacturing Company, Narang Plastics, Chemco Group, Linco Baby
Merchandise Work’s Co., Ltd., Farlin, and Vital Baby.