My lovely DD2 is almost 3, and about a month ago started getting eczema type patches behind her knees. She got it about the same time I had a round of poison ivy, so i thought it was just that. But now they're still there, and she showed me a small patch on the inside of her elbow of rough skin (not red, but looks like mild eczema) starting there as well.
Is it normal for something like this to start so late? What would cause this? We have a traditional foods diet, and I know that taking milk out has been key for so many of my friends, but she's recently cut WAY back on milk and it seems that that might be linked to the onset of the rash?!? She was my 'veal baby' in that she lived on milk for the first 2 years of life (mine until 13 months, then mine and some cow's milk until 22 months when she potty-trained and weaned.) We're gluten-free, soy-free, and most of our grains are brown rice and organic corn and quinoa. We do eat some almonds, but not a whole lot, same w/ peanut butter.
We moved in July, and she's sleeping temporarily a blanket mattress on the floor- i was wondering if dust mites/allergies to cats/other carpet things or mold could possibly play a role.
Any ideas, Mamas?