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How to make my teething infant stop biting without punishing him?

Based on your comments, I would still focus on trying to get him to teeth on teething rings or other similar toys. Get that redirection going and pretty soon he won't be interested in your fingers ...
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My 13-month-old nephew will not sleep through the night and I'm not sure what it could be!

You're in a very difficult situation. My suggestion is to move his bedtime up to 5:30 pm so that he gets adequate sleep before getting up with his mom. Of course that leaves you in a tough predicament....
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How can I soothe a teething baby that doesn't want anything put in his mouth?

If it's really intense then you can consider using child-appropriate pain relievers (acetaminophen or ibuprofen) but, naturally, consult a doctor first. Orajel is the go-to for 2+ but not ...
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Does biting mean teething?

According to this article from healthychildren.org (an American Academy of Pediatricians site): Around 3 months of age, babies will begin exploring the world with their mouth and have increased ...
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Child will only sleep while being held - 6 mo

I would agree with you that "crying it out" seems cruel. You have had a blessed course over the first five months. Most parents find babies to be exhausting. Also teething alone doesn't explain all of ...
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21mo escaping crib and sleep regression

If your housing situation allows it, you might work around the escape problem by making it safe to escape. Our daughter sleeps in her own room. That room has her cot in it and a regular size mattress ...
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What are some good natural teethers?

Coconut is a good option. A long piece of coconut after Smoothing the edges can bring relief. However, the coconut flesh should be sufficiently hard so that child cannot bite it off and swallow it.
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