National Version


New in 2019: The National version of the 2017 Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is now available in a One Visit per Page format in either English or French, which uses larger print and has more writing space.

This does result in replication of the anticipatory guidance items in the education and advice section, which in the usual format are spread over 3 visits to avoid both omission and repetition. As in the regular format, repeat discussion of items is based on perceived risk or need.

The stretched format of the national English RBR increases the font size and writing space of the Guides in the original 3 visit per page format by stretching each page vertically onto 2 pages.

Ontario Version


New in 2019: The Ontario version of the 2017 Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is now available in a One Visit per Page format in either English or French, which uses larger print and has more writing space. This does result in replication of the anticipatory guidance items in the education and advice section, which in the usual format are spread over 3 visits to avoid both omission and repetition. As in the regular format, repeat discussion of items is based on perceived risk or need.

The Province of Ontario has funded an enhanced 18 month well baby visit which in addition to the components of a usual well baby visit, uses standardized tools to allow physicians to have a discussion with parents on child development and parenting, to identify those children who will require referral to specialized services, and to inform parents about the local community programs that promote healthy child development and early learning.” (Web Resource: www.18monthvisit.ca)

The Updates/Changes section of this website also shows:

  • How the 2017 Ontario RBR differs from the former 2014 Ontario RBR (teal version)
  • How the 2017 Ontario RBR differs from the 2017 National RBR (black with red version)