Stridor in children is usually acute. This paper represents a chart review and telephone survey of 60 patients with chronic pediatric stridor. The most common etiology was laryngomalacia, which required airway intervention in 22% of the patients. The symptoms persisted beyond 18 months of age in 17% of the patients. Twelve percent of the patients had multiple lesions; 65% of the second lesions were below the vocal cords. It appears that the presence of cyanosis should increase physician suspicion of multiple lesions. There was not a higher risk of recurrent upper respiratory infections with any of the diagnoses.