Globally, baby food is segmented in different types like the Milk formula, the Prepared meals, The dried foods and many more. Baby foods are generally soft and easily consumable food by babies. Traditionally, babies were only fed with soft home-cooked food which is still a good and popular practice in the developing and under developing countries. As per research in the year 2015 the global baby food product market was valued over USD 60 billion, however the changing lifestyle and growing urbanization have increased the demand for packed baby foods. Today the market is growing awareness about baby food diet mostly among the young parents is aiding the market growth in the coming years.
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The three stages of baby feeding are, Stage 1: Purees (4 to 6 months) in this stage solids are involved, that are thin and smooth in texture. The solid foods have to be made in puree forms that should be thin and smooth for the baby to eat. It mainly contains single nutrition. Many paediatricians recommend this with iron-rich foods, such as iron-fortified cereals or pureed meats mostly. The reason behind introducing solids at 6 months with iron-containing foods, because iron stores that were built up during pregnancy are depleting and iron is also important for infants for brain development. Foods to be offered are peas, green beans, brown rice, avocado, pears, peaches, sweet potato, pumpkins. Stage 2: Thicker consistency (6 to 9 months) in this stage the foods are little thicker than stage 1 purees. These are great for infants who have done well with Stage 1 but who are not quite ready to chew. The stage 2 foods have multiple ingredients including spices. At this stage babies in take more food than in stage 1, so it’s very important to make sure that they are a wide variety of foods from different food groups. Foods include in this stage are broccoli, zucchini, black beans, chicken, beets, egg, cheese, yogurt. Stage 3: Soft, chewable chunks (10 to 12 months), in this stage babies develop the pincer grasp ability. The food solids are thicker and more in sophisticated versions. Foods have chunks mixed with it while preparing. Foods which are included in this stage are vegetables, rice, wheat, eggs, tofu.
As we see that baby food is divided into different stages for the baby’s development, including nutritional needs as per age group. Today baby food comes in many different innovative forms. Food has a wide range of textures and flavours in ready-made form, in cans, in jars, or in dried forms. Earlier baby food was meant as jars of fruit and vegetable purees but today this segment has totally changed. The food brands are coming up with different kind of textures, flavours, colours, blends and nutritious ingredients.
As per research with global baby food trends of clean eating there no doubt that the production of baby food processing is always chemical-free and clean. This type of processing has already been impacted by organic trend. With a number of people following plant-based diets even children are increasingly exposed to the health benefits. For importers, exporters and distributors in this field have been increasing their businesses, particularly since there is a dynamic development and investing climate in emerging economies. The recent concerns about baby’s health diets and immunity supplements are popular products that is aiding parents concerns about their baby’s health and wellness, mostly after the arrival of Covid-19.
In the research report published by Actual Market Research titled- Global Baby Food Products Market Outlook, 2026, the market by the forecasted period is expected to grow with CAGR of 5.12%. Most of the market is led by the milk formula segment which held more than a half of the market share. While in the other side the dried baby food has less than 15% of the market. However, nowadays the new parents are demanding for organic baby food products which as a result improved the economic conditions, which also allowed them to spend more on high-quality food brands.
Few of the major players in the market are Arla Foods, Ausnutria, Beingmate, Danone, Ella’s Kitchen, FrieslandCampina, Happy Family Brands (Nurture Inc), Hero Group, Hipp Organic (UK), Mead Johnson Nutrition, Perrigo Company plc, Reckitt, Sun-Maid Growers of California, The Hain Celestial Group, The Kraft Heinz Company
CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
• Geography: Global
• Base year: 2020
• Historical year: 2015
• Forecasted year: 2026
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Latin America
• Middle East & Africa
ASPECTS COVERED IN THE REPORT
• Market Size by Value for the period (2015-2026F)
• Market Share by Type (Milk Formula, Prepared Meals, Dried & Others)
• Market Share by Sales Channel (Supermarket & Hypermarket, Pharmacy/ Drug Store, Convenience Stores & Online)
• Market Share by Region
• Market Share by Country
• Market Share by Company
Table Of Content
1. Executive Summary
2. Report Methodology
3. Market Structure
3.1. Market Considered
3.2. Market Definitions
4. Global Baby Food Market Outlook
4.1. Market Size By Value
4.2. Market Share
4.2.1. By Sales Channel
4.2.2. By Region
4.2.3. By Country
4.2.4. By Company
5. North America Baby Food Market Outlook
5.1. Market Size By Value
5.2. Market Share
5.2.1. By Product
5.2.2. By Sales Channel
5.2.3. By Country
5.3. US Baby Food Care Market Outlook
5.4. Canada Baby Food Care Market Outlook
5.5. Mexico Baby Food Care Market Outlook
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