As an expatriate family living in the Middle East, we were often faced with limited options for mealtime products and accessories for our 1 year old daughter. Mealtimes were boring and unsuccessful to say the least as we failed to coax her into eating. I am sure we can all relate to the impossible task of getting our little ones to eat without some form of screentime, but this was not a viable long-term solution and we needed to make mealtimes “fun” again. Surely, we weren’t the only parents faced with such a dilemma…So I did what any mother would do and turned to Instagram :)
And of course we weren’t. I was pleased to discover a wide range of innovative, safe and practical solutions to many of my mealtime blunders. The majority of products that had caught my attention were pioneered by mumpreneurs (surprised much?), so I reached deep into my (husband's) pockets and started to test some of these items myself. Evidently, the best products are those created by mums for mums (and dads of course). However, it soon became apparent that the majority of these items were difficult and costly to purchase simply because Qatar was not part of their distribution networks.
Our objective is for parents in Qatar (and the region) to benefit from our experience and insight on these products, which we have carefully tested (on my daughter and now baby boy) and subsequently selected to promote locally. Furthermore, the products featured on our website will assist parents in joining the eco-friendly movement by featuring products that can be used as substitutes to disposable containers and plastic bags.
le menonade, is now established as an online store to deliver on our promise to equip parents with mealtime essentials for toddlers through to little teenagers.
We will also (eventually) feature helpful links, blogs, rankings, recipes and more on our home page.
We hope you benefit from what we have to offer and enjoy the products as much as we do!All the best,
Rana Khader xx