Life/Form Special Needs Infant Manikin (Light Female)


  • Light-skinned female infant manikin with special needs
  • Ideal for medical students, nurses, parents, carers and paediatricians
  • Practices include tracheostomy, gastrostomy and nasogastric care
  • Made of durable material and comes with five year warranty


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Life/Form Special Needs Infant Manikin (Light Female)

Designed for the practice of both advanced and basic healthcare procedures for special needs infants, the Life/Form Special Needs Infant Manikin (Light Female) is an ideal training tool for medical students, trainers and midwives. With a range of life-like features, this manikin makes for a more realistic training experience in the demonstration and practice of procedures like gastrostomy and tracheostomy as well as more general healthcare activities like bathing and nappy changing.

What’s Included?

  • 1 x Special needs infant assembled with movable arms, legs and head (Light female)
  • 1 x Internal nasogastric tube and reservoir bag
  • 1 x Gastrostomy reservoir bag
  • 1 x Catheter bladder tube
  • 1 x Tracheostomy site
  • 1 x External colostomy stoma
  • 1 x Back panel enclosure
  • 1 x White diaper
  • 1 x 4oz / 125ml squeeze bottle
  • 1 x Soft carry bag
  • 1 x Warranty card
  • 1 x Instruction manual

Who Can Use the Life/Form Special Needs Infant Manikin?

Ideal for a number of medical contexts, this Life/Form Special Needs Infant Manikin is suitable for the following users:

  • Medical students
  • Nurses
  • Paediatricians
  • Parents
  • Healthcare professionals

Key Features and Benefits

  • For the training of basic and advanced medical procedures on special needs infants
  • Ideal for trainee nurses, medics and midwives
  • Manikin weighs 2.8lbs and is 21″ in length with a 14.5″ head circumference
  • Five-year warranty included

What Procedures Can be Practiced with this Manikin?

Providing application for a number of medical activities at both basic and advanced levels, this Life/Form Special Needs Manikin allows healthcare facilities and medical staff to teach general care including bathing, nappy changing and various dressing changes. In addition, more complex procedures can be taught such as:

  • Tracheostomy care (lavage and suctioning) – size 3mm neonatal
  • Gastrostomy care (lavage and gavage) – size 14FR
  • Nasogastric care (placement, lavage, gavage and suctioning) – size 8FR or smaller
  • Urethra catheterization (insertion, placement and care) – size 8FR
  • Colostomy stoma, non-functioning (attachment of ostomy bag and basic care only)

How Do I Use the Manikin?

For detailed information and guidance on how to use the manikin for effective training every time, please refer to the manual below:

  • User Instruction Manual

What Medical Devices Can Be Used with this Manikin?

The following medical devices can be used to perform various advanced procedures on the Life/Form infant manikin:

  • Tracheostomy tube
  • Suction catheter
  • Gastrostomy tube
  • Nasogastric tube
  • Urethral catheter

Please note that tracheostomy and gastrostomy tubes are not included in this kit.

How Do I Use the Manikin?

To clean the manikin between training sessions, simply wipe the surface of the manikin using a soft cloth and warm soapy water.

Care and Maintenance of the Tracheostomy Care Manikin

  • Solvents or corrosive materials will damage the manikin and must not be used
  • Never place manikin on any printed materials and they can transfer indelible stains
  • When not in continuous use, it is recommended to store the manikin in the carry bag or cover with a cloth

How Long Will this Manikin Last?

Designed with durability in mind, this infant manikin from Life/Form is made using high quality materials that should provide extended use for many years to come. This manikin also comes with five-year warranty for your peace of mind.

What Other Life/Form Products Are Available?

With more than 20-years experience in healthcare simulation, Life/Form are a leading brand in medical and first aid training tools. You can browse our full range of Life/Form Manikins and Trainers on our website.

How Big Is the Packaging Box?

  • Dimensions: 58 x 43 x 22cm
  • Weight: 3.5kg

Please contact the Medical Supplies Customer Care Team by telephone on +44 7985 753735 for enquiries pertaining to the Delivery of this product.

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