This morning, I had my usual egg breakfast. I mashed a thumb into my scrambled eggs, and rubbed it in a little spot on Piglet’s shoulder. Sure enough, about half an hour later, the rash appeared in just that spot. It went away again in another half hour. So now we know! It was the eggs!
So now I wash my hands after handling eggs, before I touch the baby.
What I don’t know is if my egg consumption affects him in any other way. Is it responsible for some of his crankiness? He seems to be getting better despite my return to egg-eating. Is the reaction something he’ll outgrow? Does it mean we have to be extra-careful about eggs when we introduce solid foods down the road?