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ThickenUp® Junior

HELPING YOUR LITTLE ONE WITH DYSPHAGIA MEET NUTRITION AND HYDRATION NEEDS

ThickenUp® is an easy-to-use thickener to modify the texture of liquids that your child with dysphagia drinks. Texture modified liquids help your child swallow safely.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Suitable for children 12-months and above. Always consult your healthcare professional before using any thickener for your child.



Features At-A-Glance
  • Easy-to-use with clear dosing instructions
  • Reaches all thickness levels according to IDDSI* (level 1 to 4), to help ensure safe oral feeding in your child
  • Thickens a variety of liquids including water, cow’s milk, infant formula and juices
  • The thickeners in ThickenUp® Junior are amylase resistant, which means that fluids that have been thickened will not lose their consistency when they come into contact with saliva.
  • Delivers a neutral taste, to support an enjoyable feeding experience in your child

*International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative

Ingredients

Corn and potato maltodextrin, Carob bean gum, Xanthan gum

NUTRITION INFORMATION
 

Units

Per Scoop
(2.5 g)

Caloric Density

Cal

10

Protein

g

0 g

Carbohydrate

g

2 g

Fats / Lipids

g

0 g

Kosher

No

Gluten Free

Yes

Lactose Free

Yes

Halal

Yes

Not a significant source of saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, fibre, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium or iron.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This product is only suitable for children greater than 12-months of age.


It is important to use the right thickness for liquids and texture modified diets for your child 1, because:


TOO THIN

  • Coughing
  • Liquids get into the lungs
  • Liquids go down the wrong way into the lungs

TOO THICK

  • Dehydration
  • Choking


1. Cichero JAY and Lam P. J Gastroent and Hepatol Res.2014;3(5):1073-9.


Based on an assessment of your child's swallowing ability, your healthcare professional will tell you which liquid consistency and food texture modifications are right for your child2

The IDDSI* Framework provides examples of liquid consistencies:



*International Dysphagia Diet Standardisation Initiative


2. Steele CM, et al. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2018;99(5):934-44.

Ordering Info

Product Code

Product size

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12451738

12 x 250g canister


How to use THICKENUP Junior
  • In water​
  • In milks
  • In other liquids

The following will guide you on how to use ThickenUp® Junior with water

Mixing Instructions

Liquid

Liquid first

Powder

Add powder

Use the dosage scoop
included in the tin

Use
  • Shake vigorously for 30 seconds
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • Give one gentle shake and consume

It is recommended to mix by shaking in a bottle for 30 seconds. Shaking is much more effective than stirring with a fork or hand whisk.

Dosing instructions:

The following table indicates the recommended volume of water at room temperature in mL to reach each IDDSI thickness level.


Table-2

*The calcium content of tap water varies in different locations, therefore results with tap water can vary. ThickenUp® Junior dosing will need to be adapted according to the water used.

Take a look at the video on how to prepare water with ThickenUp® Junior




After preparation with ThickenUp® Junior, make sure to use the IDDSI thickness test to check whether you have obtained the desired thickness based on dosing instructions. If necessary, you may need to adapt the dosage slightly to meet the desired thickness.


To learn more about the IDDSI standards please visit the IDDSI website: www.iddsi.org

The following will guide you on how to use ThickenUp® Junior in different milk types (e.g. Infant Formula and Cow’s Milk)

Mixing Instructions

Liquid

Liquid first

Powder

Add powder

Use the dosage scoop
included in the tin

Use
  • Shake vigorously for 120 seconds
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • Give one gentle shake and consume

*These apply to all milk types

Whichever milk type you wish to thicken, it is recommended to mix by shaking in a bottle for 120 seconds. Shaking is much more effective than stirring with a fork or hand whisk. Shaking for 120 seconds may seem like quite an effort, but the smooth consistency of the resulting mixture is worth the effort.

Dosing instructions:

1. Infant Formula- from 12-month onwards

To thicken infant formula, the recommended method is to prepare the formula first according to the manufacturer's instructions, then allow the liquid to cool to serving temperature (37°C). Once this step is achieved, use ThickenUp® Junior to thicken the milk formula. This helps ensure thickness consistency across different milk formulas.


The following table indicates the average volume of prepared infant formula milk recommended to reach IDDSI thickness levels 1 to 3. For example, to obtain level 1 thickness, first prepare your infant formula (90ml of cooled boiled water + required amount of infant formula powder), then add 1 scoop of ThickenUp® Junior.


Table-2

*IDDSI level 4 was not tested as infant formula at this thickness.


Take a look at the video on how to prepare infant formula with ThickenUp® Junior




2. Cow’s milk

ThickenUp® Junior performs very well in cow’s milk. The following table indicates the average volume of whole or 2% cow’s milk recommended to reach IDDSI thickness levels 1 to 4. For example, to obtain level 2 thickness using cow’s milk (2% fat), mix 70 mL of milk with 2 scoops of ThickenUp® Junior.


Table-2

*This has been prepared with milk at room temperature.


Take a look at the video on how to prepare cow’s milk with ThickenUp® Junior




When you use a certain type of milk for the first time with ThickenUp® Junior, make sure to use the IDDSI thickness test to check whether you have obtained the desired thickness based on dosing instructions. If necessary, you may need to adapt the dosage slightly to meet the desired thickness.


To learn more about the IDDSI standards please visit the IDDSI website: www.iddsi.org

The following will guide you on how to use ThickenUp® Junior with juices.

Mixing Instructions

Liquid

Liquid first

Powder

Add powder

Use the dosage scoop
included in the tin

Use
  • Shake vigorously for 120 seconds
  • Leave to stand for 5 minutes
  • Give one gentle shake and consume

It is recommended to mix by shaking in a bottle for 120 seconds. Shaking is much more effective than stirring with a fork or hand whisk. Shaking for 120 seconds may seem like quite an effort, but the smooth consistency of the resulting mixture is worth the effort.

Dosing instructions:

The following table indicates the recommended volume of juices in mL to reach each IDDSI thickness level. For example, mix 100 mL of orange juice with 3 scoops of ThickenUp® Junior to obtain an IDDSI level 3 thickness.


Table-2

*Orange Juice prepared was without pulp and at room temperature


Take a look at the video on how to prepare orange juice with ThickenUp® Junior




It is important to note that different brands of orange juice can vary (acidity, sugar content, fibre content, pulp…).

When you use an orange juice with ThickenUp® Junior, for the first time, make sure you use the IDDSI thickness test to check whether you have obtained the desired thickness. If necessary, you may need to adapt the dosage slightly to meet the desired thickness.


To learn more about the IDDSI standards please visit the IDDSI website: www.iddsi.org

Common conversions for preparation

To help you during preparation with ThickenUp® Junior, we’ve created a handy conversion chart with ml to oz and cups.


  • 30mL = 1/8 cup or 1 fluid ounce
  • 60mL = 1/4 cup or 2 fluid ounces
  • 80 mL = 1/3 cup
  • 120mL = 1/2 cup or 4 fluid ounces=120 mL
  • 160mL= 2/3 cup
  • 180mL = 3/4 cup or 6 fluid ounces
  • 240mL = 1 cup or 8 fluid ounces

As a reminder, there are four IDDSI thickness levels:


Pyramid

To learn more about the IDDSI standards please visit the IDDSI website: www.iddsi.org

Related products

Consider transitioning to ThickenUp® Clear at 3-years of age


In the event of any discrepancy between the information listed on this website and on each individual package,
please refer to the information listed on package.