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
Eco-Bricks are made from cherry wood for greener LEGO play

Eco-Bricks are made from cherry wood for greener LEGO play

While we wait for LEGO to ditch plastic and start making their bricks with sustainable materials, we’re opting for a much greener version of the world’s most beloved toy. Eco-Bricks are made

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Baby’s umbilical cord spells out love for life-sustaining placenta

Baby’s umbilical cord spells out love for life-sustaining placenta

Behold the magnificent moment captured by midwife turned photographer Emma Jean Nolan, of a newborn Maori baby whose umbilical cord, still attached to the placenta that nourished him in the womb, is

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Pocket duvet sets from Natti Natti include a special spot for stuffed animals, dolls or lovies

Pocket duvet sets from Natti Natti include a special spot for stuffed animals, dolls or lovies

Nearly every kiddo prefers to slip into slumber next to a beloved stuffed animal or doll. With this in mind, Natti Natti has designed a stylish and functional approach to tucking kids in at bedtime. Their

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Top 25 Inhabitots Stories of 2015

Top 25 Inhabitots Stories of 2015

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Outdoor fireplace retreat is a magical winter haven for kids & families

Outdoor fireplace retreat is a magical winter haven for kids & families

The holiday season just got a little brighter with our discovery of this amazing Outdoor Fireplace designed by Oslo based architects Marit Justine Hagen and Dan Zohar “to combine an enclosed space

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Edgar and Ollie handmade puppet pals are crafted from repurposed wool sweaters

Edgar and Ollie handmade puppet pals are crafted from repurposed wool sweaters

Regardless of whatever technology is at their fingertips, you’d be hard pressed to find a tot who wouldn’t rather partake in a lively and animated puppet show session with mom or dad. Enter

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Book Review: The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation

Book Review: The Lemonade Hurricane: A Story of Mindfulness and Meditation

The Dalai Lama once said, “If every child in the world would be taught meditation, we would eliminate violence from the world within one generation.” That is both a noble and lofty goal

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Announcing Inhabitots’ 2015 Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalists! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

Announcing Inhabitots’ 2015 Green Halloween Costume Contest Finalists! VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE!

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TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENTER Inhabitots’ 2015 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

TIME IS RUNNING OUT TO ENTER Inhabitots’ 2015 Green Halloween Costume Contest!

Happy day after Halloween! Upload your photos of your tiny trick or treaters because we can’t wait to see your costume entries for Inhabitots’ annual Green Halloween™ Costume Contest!

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5 ways to prepare for a night of trick-or-treating, brought to you by UNICEF

5 ways to prepare for a night of trick-or-treating, brought to you by UNICEF

While Halloween can be the best night ever for children, it can also give some parents a serious case of anxiety. The thought of allowing your kids to roam dark streets and take candy from strangers can

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Jollypop lollipops combine the wholesomeness of yesteryear with modern design, on a stick

Jollypop lollipops combine the wholesomeness of yesteryear with modern design, on a stick

If you live across the pond, you have another reason to be jolly. Jollypops: handmade lollipops that are as wholesome as they are unique. Available in inspired flavors: fresh apple, garden berries (dried

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Wishbone Mini-Flip will top every tot’s wish list this holiday season

Wishbone Mini-Flip will top every tot’s wish list this holiday season

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Sweet shop in Berlin now offering custom-made 3D printed candy

Sweet shop in Berlin now offering custom-made 3D printed candy

Katjes candy shop in Berlin, Germany is now offering a revolutionary way to indulge your sweet tooth: via their 3D printer aptly named the ‘Magic Candy Factory,’ which they claim is the first

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7 super easy yet totally awesome DIY Halloween costumes for kids

7 super easy yet totally awesome DIY Halloween costumes for kids

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My Natural Eco Feeding Collection is almost good enough to eat: made of corn, potato and sugar cane starch!

My Natural Eco Feeding Collection is almost good enough to eat: made of corn, potato and sugar cane starch!

Eco feeding ware for tots that’s plastic-free and delightful? Sign us up! The My Natural Eco Feeding Collection features sweet, vibrant woodland creature designs: owl, raccoon, fox and deer, across

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10 amazing homemade Halloween costumes for kids

10 amazing homemade Halloween costumes for kids

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Petit Collage’s Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy hops into the playroom

Petit Collage’s Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy hops into the playroom

Petit Collage has hit it out of the park again with their adorable new Modern Bunny wooden stacking toy. Babies ages 6 months and up will hop to this colorful and contemporary take on the classic stacker.

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Naturepedic’s 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

Naturepedic’s 2 in 1 organic cotton mattress offers the ideal way to transition tots from the crib to a big kid bed

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