NO absolutely not. Mommy’s Bliss® Constipation Ease is naturally formulated with food based and herbal ingredients to work gently safely and naturally to relieve occasional constipation. You child will not become dependent on this product. Remember that as children age and explore more varieties of foods that constipation (and other bowel upsets) can be avoided by making sure your child eats plenty of fiber (eats fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and stays hydrated (drinks plenty of water). Also children who get regular daily exercise and remain active tend to have less frequent bouts of constipation.