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Baby Products 2012

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Baby Products 2012

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Executive Summary

Although the number of children aged 0 to 2 years old has increased since 2000, the number of births has slowed in recent years and is likely to continue to so in the future. Currently, the completed family size in the UK is at 2.01, below the recommended European level of 2.1, while the total fertility rate stood at 1.99 in 2011. Nevertheless, the increasing tendency for women to go back to work much faster following maternity leave, as well as the higher instances of families with two working parents, has driven sales of baby products in recent years. Women are also more likely to have children at an older age nowadays compared to the past, with the average age of a woman having her first born child at around 29.6 years old, which compares to 27.6 years in 1991. This means that often, women are waiting until they are more financially secure to have children, thus providing a boost to the baby products market.As a result, interest in premium and luxury baby products has increased, with retailers, such as Mamas & Papas continuing to perform well, following rising demand for stylish and trendy nursery furniture and other baby equipment. Consequently, Key Note estimates that sales of baby products increased by 8.6% between 2007 and 2011.It should be noted, however, that growth slowed somewhat in 2010 and 2011 following the ongoing economic turbulence, which has continued to affect household spending since the recession of 2008/2009. Furthermore, continued concerns regarding the Eurozone debt crisis, along with the announcement that the UK had re-entered recession in Q1 2012, are likely to result in household budgets being tightened even more. On top of this, changes to the benefits system in the UK is likely to begin to have an impact on family spending from 2013 onwards, with families that include one parent earning over £60,000 seeing their benefit cut completely, while those in which one parent earns over £50,000 will see it reduced at a gradual rate. Other factors, such as a slowdown in the population of children aged 0 to 2 years old, is also likely to have a direct impact on sales of baby products in the coming years.As a result, Key Note predicts that the market will become more polarised in the future. With tightened household budgets likely to drive innovation in value products, while growing demand for stylish and trendy baby products will continue to drive sales at the premium end of the market. Therefore, although market growth is expected to slow during the forecast period between 2012 and 2016, sales are still forecast to increase, rising by an esimated 7.2% over the 5-year period.

Table of Contents Baby Products 2012

Foreword

Executive Summary

Introduction

BACKGROUND

DEFINITION

Disposable Nappies

Baby Transport and Nursery Furniture

Baby Monitors, Home Safety Equipment and Feeding Equipment

Strategy Overview

MARKET BACKGROUND

Demographic and Social Factors

Trade Associations

MARKET SIZE

DISTRIBUTION

Online Retailing and Advice

COMPETITIVE STRUCTURE

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

Main Media Advertising

Direct Marketing

Parenting Magazines

THE CONSUMER

MARKET FORECASTS

Disposable Nappies

BACKGROUND

Alternatives to Disposable Nappies

MARKET SIZE

SUPPLIERS

DISTRIBUTION

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

CONSUMER TRENDS

Baby Transport and Nursery Furniture

BACKGROUND

MARKET SIZE

Baby Transport

Nursery Furniture

SUPPLIERS

DISTRIBUTION

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

Baby Monitors, Home Safety Equipment and Feeding Equipment

BACKGROUND

MARKET SIZE

SUPPLIERS

DISTRIBUTION

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS

Baby Monitors

Home Safety Equipment

Feeding Equipment

MARKETING AND ADVERTISING

An International Perspective

POPULATION TRENDS

PEST Analysis

POLITICAL

Child Benefit Cuts to Hit Families Hard

Changes to EU Law Proposed Regarding Window Blind Cords to Prevent Accidents Among Children

ECONOMIC

Economic Pressures to Affect UK Families

SOCIAL

Mothers Returning to Work Much Faster Due to Ongoing Economic Crisis

TECHNOLOGICAL

Smartphone Technology Revolutionising Baby Products Market

Consumer Dynamics

OVERVIEW

Nappies

Breastfeeding Vs Bottle Feeding

Second-Hand Baby Equipment

Choosing Baby Equipment

DETAILED ANALYSIS

Nappies

Breastfeeding Vs Bottle Feeding

Second-Hand Baby Equipment

Choosing Baby Equipment

Company Profiles

INTRODUCTION

BRITAX CHILDCARE HOLDINGS LTD

Company Information

Profitability

Recent and Future Developments

GRACO CHILDRENS PRODUCTS INC

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

JACKEL INTERNATIONAL LTD (MAYBORN GROUP)

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

KIDDICARE

Company Information

Profitability

Recent and Future Developments

KIMBERLY-CLARK LTD

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

MACLAREN EUROPE LTD

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

MAMAS and PAPAS LTD

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

MOTHERCARE PLC

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

PHILIPS AVENT

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

PROCTER and GAMBLE

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

TOMY UK LTD

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

TOYS 'R' US

Company Information

Profitability

Current and Future Developments

The Future

DEMOGRAPHIC TRENDS

FORECASTS TO

Disposable Nappies

Baby Transport and Nursery Furniture

Baby Monitors, Home Safety Equipment and Feeding Equipment

FUTURE TRENDS

Polarisation of the Market

Technological Advances to Drive New Product Development

Further Sources

Associations

Publications

General Sources

Government Publications

Other Sources

Key Note Sources

Key Note Ltd

Understanding Consumer Survey Data

Number, Profile, Penetration

Social Grade

Standard Region

Key Note Research

The Key Note Range of Reports

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Nicolas Bombourg
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