So, my DS is 3.5 mos and we are almost certain he has been teething for a month now but nothing has broke the gum line yet. We cannot get him to take a teether of any kind cheap, homemade, frozen, hard plastic, whatever. But he as fell in love with his fist around this time. Over the last couple of weeks he has started to 'bite' me toward the end of the feeding. I have OALD and this is much different than the pulling off and other things he has done in the past. It feels as if he is doing this gingerly and I feel like he has even looks up at me with eyes as if to ask "Is this ok mommy? It doesn't hurt you does it?" It didn't at first and I just thought it would pass. BUT he is getting stronger quickly but still gentle. I just feel like a teether sometimes. Right now I'm fine but I don't want to regret not addressing it if I should.
Is this a habit I need to curb now? Once he gets teeth I know it will hurt. Also should I worry about him chewing up his fist? We gave up on the teethers for now.
I do always offer when I see him chewing though. Sometimes he takes it and occasionally he doesn't. When he takes it; it seems like he does the 'biting' thing more often.