How do I know if my son is teething? He is only 3.5mo. but he is drooling like crazy and sucks/bites on his fists a lot. Do 3.5 month olds drool a lot normally? I don't know a lot about babies' timelines. I see two small squares on the front of his lower gums (like two white chicklet gum pieces) but nothing surfacing yet to the top of the gum really. He has been irritable for the past two weeks, poops a lot and is nursing differently than he used to. Won't go on the boppy at all- he'll only nurse only laying flat on his back except at night when he's sleeping and doesn't know better.
I read somewhere that a baby can have pain for several months before a first tooth pops out? Is that true? How long does it take for a tooth to come to the surface of gums?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Maybe this doesn't sound like teething to y'all?