Chirin Khawatmi – Founder of “Mama’s Box”


What motivated you to start Mama’s Box?
With my babies being barely a year apart, it was hard for me to figure out what items I needed at every stage of my pregnancy.
When I had a bit of free time, I was always trying to look for new products and as it progressed, I wished that someone would just hand me all the things I really needed throughout my journey.
Although the concept of subscription boxes for mothers did exist in Europe and in the USA, however, it was something totally unique in the gulf. So, I thought of Mama’s box as a monthly surprise and discovery gift from a tiny baby to “mommy” to put a smile on every mama’s face, make her journey a bit easier and remind her of how blessed she really is!

What challenges have you faced along the way as a mompreneur?
Being an entrepreneur is a full-time job, being a mother is also a full-time job. Finding the balance between the two is very difficult. However somehow, I feel that one helps me be better at the other.

How do you manage motherhood and business?
Sometimes I had to be dedicated to my business on busy days to meet orders or deadlines and on other days I gave my kids my full and undivided attention. That’s how I try and balance my time!

What makes Mama’s Box unique?
Our products are handpicked by mamas for mamas based on each subscriber’s profile and pregnancy stage, that’s what our concept is about! A mom approved discovery box that you will receive at your doorstep each month, tailored to your needs to make your motherhood journey a little easier!

What products can Mamas expect in the box?
A little words of encouragement from their baby along with unique, fun and useful products, we always ask our subscribers for insights and we try to introduce something new and exclusive each month (Such as the teething mittens and the foot finders – That actually stay put on your baby’s feet – those items are very popular)

What is your favorite pregnancy item?
The Fertile Mind Belly Belt, it is an award-winning product which can be used to extend an expecting mother’s regular pants at the beginning of her pregnancy, so she can wear the pants she loves for longer. It can also be used post-pregnancy!

Any advice you give for moms who want to open their own business?
If you can’t wait to make your vision come to life if you are passionate about it and it makes your heart skip a beat, then just go for it!

Quote to live by?
Live with a grateful heart

Who are your role models?
Mona Ataya – Founder of Mumzworld
Donna Benton – Founder of the Entertainer
Because they are both hardworking mothers who have built their business from scratch leading to where they are today! That’s pretty impressive

What is your favorite family hangout in Dubai?
We love to spend the day at kite beach, we really enjoy swimming with the kids and having lunch or catching a movie.

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