Beth Shea

Beth is the writer and founder of Petite Planet, a blog which focuses on eco-friendly living for families and informs parents of the best “green” choices for their babies and our planet. The birth of her daughter was her inspiration to take baby steps toward changing the world and preserving it for future generations. A former travel and spa writer, Beth swapped airline miles and body wraps for long stroller walks and quick showers. She is living her dream by being a mother and freelance writer. Follow Beth on Twitter @PetitePlanet
WIN a twin size organic cotton mattress worth $494!

WIN a twin size organic cotton mattress worth $494!

Sleep. It’s no doubt one of the biggest topics on your radar as a parent. How much or how little sleep you and your kids are getting, co-sleeping, sleeping through the night, big kid beds… you

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Beatrix New York Wheelie Bags ensure smooth travels this summer & beyond

Beatrix New York Wheelie Bags ensure smooth travels this summer & beyond

Traveling with a ‘big kid’ this summer? Equip your flight companion with her very own Wheelie Bag from Beatrix New York to make her feel special and self-sufficient and to lighten your load!

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‘The Garden Ape’ is a magical short film created to inspire people to grow wilder gardens

‘The Garden Ape’ is a magical short film created to inspire people to grow wilder gardens

Gardens are not only the birthplace of physical nourishment and sustenance, they are also the backdrop for relaxation, inspiration, adventure and meditation. For these reasons, ‘Miraculously

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Kids in San Juan Capistrano help design and build new, eco-friendly Green Park

Kids in San Juan Capistrano help design and build new, eco-friendly Green Park

On Earth Day, Yokohama Tire Corporation teamed up with KaBOOM!, a nonprofit committed to bringing active play into the daily lives of children, along with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County,

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Tegu’s Stunt Team collection brings thrills to the playroom

Tegu’s Stunt Team collection brings thrills to the playroom

Make your little daredevil’s lofty dreams come to life on a small scale in the playroom with Tegu’s newest arrival: the Stunt Team collection. Even their names summon excitement: Looper,

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PlanetBox launches BottleRocket water bottle as the perfect fit for their waste-free lunch systems

PlanetBox launches BottleRocket water bottle as the perfect fit for their waste-free lunch systems

Just when I thought I couldn’t be any more smitten with my kids’ PlanetBox lunch boxes for being totally easy to pack due to their streamlined, waste-free design, the company has just launched

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Wearable breastfeeding tent keeps nursing moms covered-up in public

Wearable breastfeeding tent keeps nursing moms covered-up in public

Breastfeeding moms are certainly going to be happy campers now that they can discreetly feed their little ones in the great outdoors (or amongst the highly judgmental public) with Colemom’s wearable

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YumEarth’s Sour Jelly Beans will sweeten your kid’s Easter basket

YumEarth’s Sour Jelly Beans will sweeten your kid’s Easter basket

Pucker up! Just in time for Easter, YumEarth is stocking store shelves with a delicious candy that kids will love. Yes, it’s candy… but if you’re going to treat your kids, YumEarth candy

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MilkBarn’s burp cloths are so cute that you won’t mind the spit-up

MilkBarn’s burp cloths are so cute that you won’t mind the spit-up

Spit-up comes part and parcel with babies — so why not equip yourself with some seriously drool-worthy burp cloths to dab your little one’s tiny pout? MilkBarn’s spring 2015 collection

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Color Pebbles wooden dolls add a fun & fashionable flair to Easter baskets

Color Pebbles wooden dolls add a fun & fashionable flair to Easter baskets

Step aside Peeps, because Pebbles are coming to this year’s Easter Baskets. Color Pebbles from Rock and Pebble are tiny (2.1 inches to be exact) wooden dolls dressed to impress — and

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5 ‘fun’ things you can do with your baby’s placenta

5 ‘fun’ things you can do with your baby’s placenta

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LEGO bird feeder combines love of birds and bricks!

LEGO bird feeder combines love of birds and bricks!

If you think winter is for the birds, flock around your LEGO stash as a family to construct a DIY bird feeder that’s sure to make wings flap straight into your yard for your viewing pleasure. Gary

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Swap the soda pop for healthy drinks with Beatrix New York’s Cozy-Cans

Swap the soda pop for healthy drinks with Beatrix New York’s Cozy-Cans

Beatrix New York has put a creative spin on the sippy cup with their new Cozy-Cans. Designed to resemble a can of soda, the lid unscrews so you can fill the cup with healthier drinks and ditch the soda

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Love heart blocks by House Industries express the sentiment in 12 different languages

Love heart blocks by House Industries express the sentiment in 12 different languages

How do I love thee? Love Heart Blocks let tots count twelve different ways. Designed by House Industries, each set of four blocks features a dozen colloquially-correct compositions of the sweet sentiment

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LAST DAY TO ENTER: Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

LAST DAY TO ENTER: Win a ZumZum balance bike worth $249!

It’s every kid’s dream come true — a brand new bike! We’re offering the chance to win the coolest new balance bike on the market to one lucky Inhabi-tot! The ZumZum all-terrain

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Plantable eco Valentine’s Day cards bloom as wildflowers

Plantable eco Valentine’s Day cards bloom as wildflowers

Flowers and cards are two top sellers every Valentine’s Day. Botanical Paperworks ingeniously combines the sweet duo of offerings into one with their eco-friendly Valentines which are handmade from

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Recycled conversation heart crayons are a colorful Valentine’s Day gift for kids

Recycled conversation heart crayons are a colorful Valentine’s Day gift for kids

If your little Valentine is passionate about coloring, surprise him with a rainbow of fun in these festive conversation heart crayons from Ivy Lane Designs. Each set of five handmade recycled crayons

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Pope Francis once again tells mothers to breastfeed their babies in public without worry or hesitation during baptism service

Pope Francis once again tells mothers to breastfeed their babies in public without worry or hesitation during baptism service

A year ago we reported that Pope Francis encouraged mothers to breastfeed their babies during the infants’ baptism service in the Sistine Chapel. Cut to today’s service, wherein the beloved

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