I have a 13 yr old who suffered through chronic constipation for 8 yrs. , and now his baby brother is doing the same...Give plenty of water & pear juice...Also, do NOT use infant rice ceral, try oatmeal, & in small doses... Baby prunes, pears, & peaches.. Remember that constipation is not defined by infrequent stools, but by hard, pebbly~type, infrequent stools.. Some pediatricians blithely ignore it, so seek a gastroenterologist (digestive specialist) if it continues and/or worsens!! I did, and it made ALL the difference.. Good luck !!