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
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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Step aside rubber ducky… here comes the Retro XL Rubber Beetle Car

Step aside rubber ducky... here comes the Retro XL Rubber Beetle Car

We’ll always have a place in the tub for a rubber ducky, but when it’s time to really rev up bath time fun, we’re reaching for the Retro XL Rubber Beetle Car from Oli and Carol. This

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‘My Baby’s Name Is’ organic sleeping bags come in a rainbow of hues for your little sunshine

'My Baby's Name Is' organic sleeping bags come in a rainbow of hues for your little sunshine

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Globe Totters City Blocks put a small piece of the world in the palm of baby’s hand

Globe Totters City Blocks put a small piece of the world in the palm of baby's hand

Blocks are a vital mainstay of childhood play, and parents Angela and Justin Clair have put a refreshing spin on the square staple with their Globe Totters City Blocks. Designed to educate even the

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7 vegan Super Bowl party appetizers to wow your crowd

7 vegan Super Bowl party appetizers to wow your crowd

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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.

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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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