Mixing Instructions

Gelmix is easily mixed with breast milk, formula and other liquids.  Follow these simple steps, and watch the video for a demonstration of mixing Gelmix with formula.

Gelmix Mixing Instructions - Step 1

Warm desired amount of liquid
(BETWEEN 100-120°F FOR BEST RESULTS)

Gelmix Mixing Instructions - Step 2

SPRINKLE IN GELMIX PER USAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Gelmix Mixing Instructions - Step 3

MIX WELL UNTIL GELMIX IS COMPLETELY DISSOLVED

Gelmix Mixing Instructions - Step 4

Wait 5 minutes for the mixture to thicken
and cool to a safe feeding temperature,
mix again before serving

Always wash hands thoroughly with soap and sanitize bottle and/or pitcher before use. Always test temperature before feeding. If feeding with a bottle, check nipple flow as increasing hole size may be necessary.
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Usage Instructions

Jar Usage Instructions:

Gelmix comes in a wide, easy to use, resealable container. Each jar includes a 1.2g measuring scoop. Tightly recap the jar between uses and store in a cool, dry place, protected from heat and light. Usage instructions may need to be adjusted based on viscosity (thickness) of the original diet.

Full Term Infants and Children under 3 years old*:

Half-Nectar (AR): Add 1 scoop for every 3-4 ounces of liquid.
Nectar-Thick: Add 1 scoop for every 2 ounces of liquid.

*For full term infants and children under 3 years old, do not use more than 1 .2g (1 scoop) Gelimx per 2 ounces of liquid. To avoid gassiness, start with the lowest concentration, particularly for infants 6-12 pounds.

Adults and Children over 3 years old:

Nectar-Thick: Add 2 scoops per 4 ounces of liquid.
Honey-Thick: Add 3-4 scoops per 4 ounces of liquid.
Spoon-Thick: Add 4-5 scoops per 4 ounces of liquid.

Stick-pack Usage Instructions:

Gelmix stick packs include 2.4g Gelmix. Store in a cool, dry place, protected from heat and light. Usage instructions may need to be adjusted based on viscosity (thickness) of the original diet.

Full Term Infants and Children under 3 years old*:

Half-Nectar (AR): Add 1 packet for every 6-8 ounces of liquid.
Nectar-Thick: Add 1 packet for every 4 ounces of liquid.

*For full term infants and children under 3 years old, do not use more than 2 .4g (1 packet) Gelmix per 4 ounces of liquid. To avoid gassiness, start with the lowest concentration, particularly for infants 6-12 pounds.

Adults and Children over 3 years old:

Nectar-Thick: Add 1 packet per 4 ounces of liquid.
Honey-Thick: Add 2 packets per 4 ounces of liquid.
Spoon-Thick: Add 3 packets per 4 ounces of liquid.

Gelmix Thickener Mixing Tips:

Advanced Preparation: Gelmix can be premixed with water, most infant formulas and many other liquids up to 24 hours in advance. Gelmix continues to gradually thicken liquids over time, so reducing concentration may be necessary for mixing batches in advance.

Mixing with Formula: The storage duration is dependent on the formula manufacturer’s instructions. Gelmix will not affect the storage duration of thickened formula. For powder formulas, just premix the warmed water and Gelmix, and store in the refrigerator or in a clean covered pitcher at room temperature until formula powder needs be added before feeding.

Note: We do not recommend mixing breast milk and Gelmix in advance. In order to activate Gelmix, the liquid has to be warmed, but breast milk should not be warmed twice. Breast milk mixed with Gelmix may be kept at room temperature for up to 3 hours.

To learn more, see our Healthier Thickening Guides.