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United States Baby Diapers Market

United States Baby Diapers Market, By Product Type (Cloth Diaper, Disposable Diaper, Training Nappies, Swim Pants, Biodegradable Diapers), By Distribution Channels (Supermarkets/Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores, Retail Stores, Speciality Store, Online Channels) Trend Analysis, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2017-2027

  • Published Date: November 2021
  • Report ID: BWC1829
  • Available Format: PDF
  • Page: 115

Report Overview

United States baby diapers market is gaining significant traction owing to increasing disposable income and higher expenditure towards baby care growing awareness towards the quality of the diapers used and increasing demand and availability of biodegradable baby diapers. Furthermore, the market is benefiting from ongoing improvements in diaper absorption capabilities, as well as a variety of additional user-friendly features.

United States Baby Diapers Market- Industry Trends & Forecast Report 2027

The United States baby diapers market was worth USD 6.7 billion in 2020 and is further projected to reach USD 8.2 billion by the year 2027, growing at a CAGR of 2.9% during the forecast period. The demand for baby diapers is increasing at a high rate across the United States because of the increasing disposable income and higher expenditure towards baby care. Furthermore, rising awareness about the quality of diapers used, as well as increased demand for biodegradable baby diapers, are expected to provide growth opportunities for the market during the forecast period.

United States Baby Diapers Market

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United States Baby Diapers Market- Overview

Baby diapers are pads that are used for absorbing and retaining body fluids. These diapers are worn by toddlers who are not yet toilet-trained as they are too young.  Baby diapers are often designed in the form of pants to provide maximum comfort to babies and prevent any kind of leakage. Most baby diapers are made up of polypropylene non-woven films. Howevwe, these days, other biodegradable materials, such as cotton, hemp, bamboo, or microfibers are also getting popular for manufacturing baby diapers.

United States Baby Diapers Market Forecast and Trends

Growth Drivers

Growing Concerns About Baby Hygiene

One of the major driving factors for the US baby diapers market is parents' high awareness of their baby's hygiene. Diapers have a strong absorbent lining that can efficiently absorb wetness. As a result, it is now far more popular than cloth nappies. Diapers are easy to put on and take off, making them suitable for young babies and toddlers. Furthermore, by keeping the sensitive area dry, it prevents the growth of bacteria and other germs. As a result, the demand for diapers is very high and is growing rapidly in the United States.

Increasing Prominence Of Online Stores

The burgeoning number of smartphone users in the United States who have access to online consumer goods platforms is drive the growth of the US baby diapers market. Online marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Etsy, Home Depot, Target, and others are extremely popular among US consumers for the purchase of everyday consumer goods, including baby diapers. Such online shopping platforms allow consumers to access a wide variety of products and sort them according to their budgets. Additionally, the online platforms enable users to go through a product’s user review before making purchases. What’s more, online shopping platforms are also gaining popularity because of the attractive deals and discounts they offer. Such benefits are anticipated to boost the baby diapers market during the forecast period.

Restraints

Decreasing Birth Rate in the United States

The birth rate in the United States in 2020 fell to 4% compared to 2019, with the lowest number of babies born since 1979. While the COVID-19 pandemic is considered the major factor, the birth rate has been declining for several years.. his birth rate decline has been continuing over the past few years, with 2020 being the sixth consecutive year of falling birth rates. Birth rates in the United States in 2020 decreased by 4% compared to 2019, with the lowest number of babies born since 1979. Although the COVID-19 pandemic is considered the major factor behind this drop, the birth rate is following this trend of decline over the last few years, with 2020 being the sixth consecutive year for the birth rate fall. Some of the most significant factors responsible for this fall in birth rates include a rise in career-focused women, women's increased participation in the workforce, and delay in marriage. This acts as a major restraining factor for the growth of the United States baby diapers in the forecast period.

Impact of COVID-19 on United States Baby Diapers Market

One of the most severely affected COVID-19 countries, the United States, has seen sharp increases in cases during the first and second waves. Lockdowns imposed by the US government to curb the spread of the virus led to a panic buying of various essential commodities, including diapers and toilet paper. Hoarding of such products led to a huge gap in demand and supply because low and middle-income consumers could not afford to buy a product in bulk.

United States Baby Diapers Market - By Product Type

Based on product types, the United States baby diapers market is segmented into cloth diapers, disposable diapers, training nappies, swim pants, and biodegradable diapers. The disposable diaper holds the largest market share as the material used in producing these type of diapers are softer, comfortable, as well as light-weighted which ensures the skin’s breathability. Furthermore, disposable diapers have higher absorbing properties compared to other product types, which is why they are considered more hygienic. On the other hand,, biodegradable diapers are anticipated to witness substantial growth during the forecast period.

United States Baby Diapers Market - By Distribution Channel

Based on distribution channels, the United States baby diapers market is segmented into supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, retail stores, specialty stores, and online channels. The convenience store segment accounts for the largest market share because of the easy accessibility of these stores in every locality across the US. These stores offer a wide range of products and usually operate at night, which is useful for emergencies when diapers run out at midnight. However, the online segment is projected to witness the highest growth rate during the forecast period because of the increasing prevalence of online stores, such as Amazon, Walmart, 7-Eleven, etc., that offer same-day delivery options.

Competitive Landscape

The leading players in the United States baby diapers market are Procter & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark, Essity Aktiebolag, Domtar Corporation, Ontex Corporation​, Cotton Babies Inc., Wegreeco, Beau and Belle Littles, GoodNites, Dyper, and other prominent players.

The market is dominated by global players such as P&G, Kimberly-Clark, etc., who own prominent baby diaper brands like Pampers, and Huggies. The participants conduct research and development to improve the absorption properties of their products. Furthermore, the key market players make significant investments in promoting their products and the goodwill of their company. Furthermore, the adoption of competitive strategies, such as partnerships, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, and so on is common in this market.

Recent Developments

  • In October 2021, Hello Bello, a US-based baby, and family care products brand, inaugurated the company’s first US diaper factory in Texas. This inauguration establishes Hello Bello as the only independent diaper company in the US to manufacture their diapers.

Scope of the Report

Attributes

Details

Years Considered

Historical data – 2017-2020

Base Year – 2020

Forecast – 2021 – 2027

Facts Covered

Revenue in USD Billion

Product Service/Segmentation

By Product Type, By Distribution Channel

Key Players

Procter & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark, Essity Aktiebolag, Domtar Corporation, Ontex Corporation​, Cotton Babies Inc., Wegreeco, Beau and Belle Littles, GoodNites, Dyper, and other prominent players.

By Product Type

  • Cloth Diaper
  • Disposable Diaper
  • Training Nappies
  • Swim Pants
  • Biodegradable Diapers

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Retail Stores
  • Speciality Store
  • Online Channel

 

  1. Research Framework
    1. Research Objective
    2. Product Overview
    3. Key Market Segments
  2. Research Methodology
    1. Qualitative Research
    2. Methodology
    3. Regional Split of Primary & Secondary Research
    4. Secondary Research
    5. Primary Research
      1. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
      2. Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
    6. Market Size Estimation
    7. Assumptions for the Study
    8. Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  3. Executive Summary
  4. Industry Insight and Growth Strategy
    1. Value Chain Analysis
    2. DROC Analysis
      1. Market Drivers
        1. High Awareness Towards Baby Hygiene
        2. Increasing Prominence Of Online Stores
      2. Market Restraints
        1. Decreasing Birth Rate of the United States
      3. Market Challenges
        1. Negative Influence of the COVID-19 Pandemic
      4. Market Opportunity
        1. Growing Demand For Biodegradable Diapers
        2. Availability Of Wide Range Of Products
    3. Recent Developments
    4. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      1. Bargaining Power of Buyers
      2. Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      3. Intensity of Rivalry
      4. Threat of New Entrants
      5. Threat of Substitutes
  5. United States Baby Diapers Market Overview
    1. Market Size & Forecast by Value, 2017-2027
    2. Market Size and Forecast, By Segment
      1. By Product Type
        1. Cloth Diaper
        2. Disposable Diaper
        3. Training Nappies
        4. Swim Pants
        5. Biodegradable Diapers
      2. By Distribution Channel
        1. Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
        2. Convenience Stores
        3. Retail Stores
        4. Speciality Store
        5. Online Channel
  6. Competitive Landscape
    1. List of Key Players and Their Offerings
    2. Market Share Analysis (2020)
    3. Competitive Benchmarking by Operating Parameters
  7. Impact of COVID-19 on United States Baby Diapers Market
  8. Company Profiles (Company Overview, Financial Matrix, Key Product landscape, Key Personnel, Key Competitors, Contact Address, and Strategic Outlook) *
    1. Procter & Gamble Co.
    2. Kimberly-Clark
    3. Essity Aktiebolag
    4. Domtar Corporation
    5. Ontex Corporation​
    6. Cotton Babies Inc.
    7. Wegreeco
    8. Beau and Belle Littles
    9. GoodNites
    10. Dyper
    11. Other Prominent Players
  9. Key Strategic Recommendations

 

List of Figures

 

 

Figure 1: United States Baby Diapers Market Segmentation

 

Figure 2: United States Baby Diapers Market Value Chain Analysis,

 

Figure 3: Company Market Share Analysis, 2020

 

Figure 4: United States Baby Diapers Market Size, By Value (USD Billion), 2017-2027

 

Figure 5: United States Baby Diapers Market Share (%), By Product Type, By Value, 2017-2027

 

Figure 6: United States Baby Diapers Market Share (%), By Distribution Channel, By Value, 2017-2027

 

 

List of Tables

 

 

Table 1: United States Baby Diapers Market Size, By Product Type, By Value, 2017-2027

Table 2: United States Baby Diapers Market Size, By Distribution Channel, By Value (USD Billion), 2017-2027

Table 3: Procter & Gamble Co. Financial Analysis

Table 4: Procter & Gamble Co. Business Overview

Table 5: Kimberly-Clark Financial Analysis

Table 6: Kimberly-Clark Business Overview

Table 7: Essity Aktiebolag Financial Analysis

Table 8: Essity Aktiebolag Business Overview

Table 9: Domtar Corporation Financial Analysis

Table 10: Domtar Corporation Business Overview

Table 11: Ontex Corporation Financial Analysis

Table 12: Ontex Corporation Business Overview

Table 13: Cotton Babies Inc. Financial Analysis

Table 14: Cotton Babies Inc. Business Overview

Table 15: Wegreeco Financial Analysis

Table 16: Wegreeco Business Overview

Table 17: Beau and Belle Littles Financial Analysis

Table 18: Beau and Belle Littles Business Overview

Table 19: GoodNites Financial Analysis

Table 20: GoodNites Business Overview

Table 21: Dyper Financial Analysis

Table 22: Dyper Business Overview

 

Market Segmentation

By Product Type

  • Cloth Diaper
  • Disposable Diaper
  • Training Nappies
  • Swim Pants
  • Biodegradable Diapers

By Distribution Channel

  • Supermarkets/Hypermarkets
  • Convenience Stores
  • Retail Stores
  • Speciality Store
  • Online Channel
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Frequently Asked Questions:

Ans: United States baby diapers market reached USD 6.7 billion in 2020.
Ans: The growing awareness of baby hygiene and the increasing prominence of online stores are the major factors driving the growth of the US baby diapers market.
Ans: The key players in the United States baby diapers market are: Procter & Gamble Co., Kimberly-Clark, Essity Aktiebolag, Domtar Corporation, Ontex Corporation, Cotton Babies Inc., Wegreeco, Beau and Belle Littles, GoodNites, Dyper, and other prominent players.
Ans: The convenience store segment accounted for the largest share in the United States baby diapers market.
Ans: Decreasing birth rate in the US may act as a restraining factor for the growth of the United States baby diapers market.