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For you mamas experienced with eczema and babies maybe you can offer me some advice. My firstborn - almost 2 - has no signs of eczema. My newborn - only 4 mos old - started showing signs of it at 3 mos of age. I was shocked as at first his back seemed to show some patchy areas and then it got quite irritated. It definitely looks like eczema - scaly patches and his skin just generally seems more dry than my toddlers. I have changed a few things: detergent, bathing less frequently in lukewarm water, bathing in olive oil/little to no soap etc. And moisturizing, moisturizing. This seems to have helped some what. I was surprised how quickly it came on - it almost seemed overnight. Any other ideas or tips? I am mostly interested in hearing about those who have eliminated certain foods from their diet and if this has helped at all. If so, how long should I trial eliminating certain foods. I am nursing exclusively. so if anyone can give me some advice or what worked for them in regards to diet changes...it would be greatly appreciated!