We tried shoes today. Major fail. Once we finally convinced him to walk in them he kept falling and crying.
Jaimee, I think allergies are something we don't really understand yet. I have now had 2 babies whose eczema resolved by removing foods. My DD's donor's son also had his eczema resolve when he went off eggs and milk. I asked a LC about all the crap with our boys and she said she knew of zero research on it.