I had the same issue with my daughter who is now 17 mo old. The issued seemed to resolve itself by the time she was 11 months, so hang in there. I did go the Karo syrup route when she was younger, but once she started solids, there were other options. Fiber is key, as my ped wold tell me. Applesauce and prunes were the way I went. In her cereal each morning , I would mix in applesauce. You could also mix the cereal with apple juice, instead of milk, also. If it got to be a couple of days she would be backed up, I would mix in the prunes. My ped. also recomended using mineral oil, but I never had to use it, it started to resolve itself. Hang in there, it will get better!