tea made from fennel seeds. put some water in a mug, add in half a teaspoon of fennel seeds. stick in the microwave for tw o minutes. let cool. once cooled, strain off the seeds, and give it to her in a bottle. although best unsweetened, i used to find that adding a bit of sugar meant they actually drank the stuff.
whenolder, i have given phsyilliu m husk swalloed with juice, but a one year old is unlikely to swallow that.
oh thanks for all the advice, she is not normally constipated we have just come back from a holiday, she quite a lot better today, great idea about the cycling. shes not been sleeping so well so i think it may also be part of the reason.