National Version

This is the generic version without province-specific modifications.  For example, the national version of the RBR contains the immunization schedule as recommended by NACI (National Advisory Committee on Immunization).  The national version may be downloaded in either English or French.

Larger Print Formats of English National Version

One Page Per Visit

As in the regular format, repeat discussion of items is based on perceived risk or need.

The English National version of the 2017 Rourke Baby Record is available in a One Visit/Page format 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.

This format, new for the 2017 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 two pages.

Ontario Version

The Ontario version may be downloaded in either English or French.

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:

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)