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Global Baby Carrier Market Research Report – Segmented By Product Type (Wrap, Ring Sling, Metal, Pouch Sling, Buckle and Others), Distribution Channel (Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Convenience Stores and Online) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa) – Analysis on Size, Share, Trends, COVID-19 Impact & Growth Forecast from 2023 to 2028

Published: March, 2023
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Pages: 175
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Global Baby Carrier Market Size (2023 to 2028)

The global baby carrier market is estimated to be worth USD 1029 million by 2028 from USD 662.3 million in 2023, growing at a CAGR of 9.22% from 2023 to 2028.

The purpose of a baby carrier is to support the caregiver to carry a newborn baby or an infant on either his/her back or chest. Maintaining physical contact is important for the baby’s healthy cognitive development. Baby carriers make it easy for caretakers to carry the baby around with ease. The baby carriers market is driven by the demand for products that are designed ergonomically. Consideration of ergonomics while designing baby carriers is important to warrant appropriate development of the baby’s hip and back. The market is driven by the demand for safer and more comfortable products. The market offers a variety of options based on versatility, comfort, cost, reliability and safety, and ease of use. Popular products prevalent in the market are ring slings, pouch slings, mei Tai, wraps, and buckle carriers.

Market Drivers:

Baby carriers are preferred over strollers and prams as they tend to build a psychological and physical connection between the baby and the parent due to closeness, which is a key driving factor of the baby carrier market. The market is also driven by innovation in style and functionality, mobility, ease of the product, and the rising demand for bioengineered products. Hands-free convenience is further propelling the growth of the baby carrier market. The development of baby carriers has led to a reduction in the number of products required to be carried by parents while out with their children. The growing culture of working women is contributing to the growth of the baby carrier market. The incorporation of sensors in the carriers has led to a surge in demand for the product. Sensors help in monitoring the health of the infant periodically. The data is helpful for parents and doctors.

The growing usage of e-commerce and social media is favoring the growth rate of the baby carrier market. Product purchases and replacements are important features for the growth of online platforms. Babywearing consultants’ proactive approach, along with the support of related organizations, is helping parents or caregivers get educated about the comfortable and safe use of the product. An important trend prevalent in the baby carrier market serves the purpose of educating parents and caregivers about the usage of wraps and slings. Certified consultants of Babywearing and Babywearing International are proactively involved in educating people about the appropriate use of baby carriers.

The growing investments in R&D activities by the market participants are boosting the growth rate of the baby carrier market. With growing purchasing power due to increasing disposable incomes, consumers are being to afford costlier products with better designs and materials. Ergonomic design is the primary driver owing to the safety and comfort of the product. Innovation has led to the development of lightweight products, which are being adopted by parents or caregivers at a faster rate, driving market growth.

Maintaining the safety standards along with the eco-friendliness of baby carriers is being focused on by the manufacturers. Manufacturers are actively avoiding synthetic dyes, formaldehyde, and perfluorinated chemicals.

Market Restraints:

The concern of parents regarding the check of time versus cost is a major restraint for the baby carriers industry. The fast growth of the baby makes it essential for the parents to change their baby carriers according to the baby’s age, size, and weight. As a result, carriers not adaptable to weight are discouraged due to their adverse health effects. Improper weight can also lead to fatal accidents.

Impact of COVID-19 on the global baby carrier market:

Covid-19 led to the unprecedented disruption of the supply chain. The baby carrier industry is likely to experience inconsistent growth in the years to follow. Due to the unprecedented disruption of the supply chain, significant export markets have collapsed, leading to the global decline in the baby carrier market. Online platforms and E-commerce channels are popularizing over the pandemic and therefore, the baby carrier industry is expected to recover in the forecast period. The baby carrier market is expected to significant growth owing to growing health concerns among individuals, especially due to the pandemic. Ergonomic designs are projected to go a long way into the future.




Market Size Available

2022 to 2028

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 to 2028



Segments Covered

By Product, Distribution Channel and Region

Various Analyses Covered

Global, Regional & Country Level Analysis, Segment-Level Analysis, DROC, PESTLE Analysis, Porter’s Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Landscape, Analyst Overview on Investment Opportunities

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa


This research report on the global baby carrier market has been segmented and sub-segmented based on the product, distribution channel and region.

Baby Carrier Market - By Product:

  • Wrap Baby Carrier
  • Ring Sling Baby Carrier
  • Metal Baby Carrier
  • Pouch Sling Baby Carrier
  • Buckle Baby Carrier
  • Others

Baby Carrier Market - By Distribution Channel:

  • Supermarket & hypermarkets
  • Online
  • Convenience Store

The supermarket & hypermarket segment is expected to register a significant share in the global market during the forecast period. Customers prefer buying from a wide variety of products offered by the segment. The segment also allows a comparison of various brands available. The highest CAGR is expected to be witnessed by the online distribution channel. The popularity of E-commerce is increasing due to the various perks of the channel.

Baby Carrier Market - By Region:

  • North America
  • Europe 
  • Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

North America dominated the baby carriers market in 2022 with more than one-third share. The growth across the region can be attributed to the physical and psychological benefits of baby carriers promoted due to awareness campaigns. The rising number of economically independent women is driving the demand for baby carriers due to the ease of mobility offered by the product. The government’s actions to regulate the safety of the product are also an important factor leading to innovation.

The fastest growth will be registered in the Asia Pacific in the forecast period. The adoption of Western culture in developing Asian countries is serving the market with tremendous growth opportunities. The trend of women working is popularizing in these countries, fueling the market growth. Europe has a prominent customer base which makes it a potential area for growth.


Goodbaby International Holdings Limited, BabyBjorn AB., Ergobaby, Chimparoo, Infantino, Beco Baby, Balboa Baby, Artsana S.p.A. and MOBY Wrap Inc. are some of the leading companies in the global baby carrier market.

The global baby carriers market is highly fragmented due to the presence of several global as well as regional players. Companies are targeting to invest in different segments for product innovation. In order to achieve market consolidation and optimization in offerings, key players are embarking on joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, and expansion of product portfolio and customer base as their primary strategies. Increasing investment in the R&D of baby carriers is essential for companies to survive the competition. In order to survive, companies should divert their focus towards assessing growth opportunities of the faster-growing segments over segments with slower growth. The major challenge faced by the vendor is the presence of prams and strollers in the market.


  • Ergobaby Carrier, Inc. introduced a product, namely, Adapt 3 Position, Baby Carrier. The product allows the provision of carrying the baby in all ways possible. The adjustable straps make it easy for consumers to carry babies freely and walk comfortably.
  • In 2017, China’s Goodbaby International bought an affiliate baby products retailer for $360 million.

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How is the baby carrier market expected to grow in the next five years?

The global baby carrier market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 9.22% from 2023 to 2028.

What are the key factors driving the growth of the baby carrier market?

Factors such as increasing awareness of babywearing benefits, urbanization, and the desire for convenient parenting solutions are majorly driving the baby carrier market growth.

Which regions are leading in the baby carrier market share?

North America and Europe currently hold a significant share of the global baby carrier market.


What is the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the baby carrier market?

The COVID-19 pandemic increased demand for baby carriers as parents sought convenient and safe ways to carry their infants while practicing social distancing.

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