Are Jelly Drops suitable for those with swallowing difficulties?

We do not currently recommend Jelly Drops to people with swallowing difficulties or suspected swallowing difficulties. Jelly Drops are soft, denture-friendly and easy to chew, similar to a traditional jelly, but do not dissolve or bust as you might expect. This means they must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing. 

The IDDSI Framework provides a common terminology to describe food textures and drink thickness as a way to improve safety for individuals with swallowing difficulties. Independent Speech and Language Therapists have assessed Jelly Drops to be level 7 under this framework.

If you have concerns, please consult a Speech and Language Therapist prior to use so it can be assessed on a case by case basis whether Jelly Drops is suitable or not.

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