The Rourke Baby Record

Rourke Baby Record 2020 Edition

The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is an evidence-based health supervision guide for primary healthcare practitioners of children in the first five years of life.

The RBR contains guidelines and information for comprehensive well baby/child care including:

  • growth and nutrition monitoring,
  • developmental surveillance,
  • physical examination parameters,
  • immunizations, and
  • anticipatory guidance on safety, family, behaviour and health promotion issues.




The Rourke Baby Record is affiliated with the Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) and the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC), and is endorsed by the CPS, the CFPC, and Dietitians of Canada (DC).


Latest News:

  • January 2022: RBR is now affiliated with both the Canadian Paediatric Society and the College of Family Physicians of Canada
  • November 2021: 2020 RBR Commentary article with Infographic published in Paediatrics & Child Health Journal.
  • November 2021: Clinical update article on the 2020 Rourke Baby Record published in Canadian Family Physician Journal
  • May 2021: Launch of the 2020 RBR Literature Review Reference Table
  • December 2020: 2020 Rourke Baby Record now includes fillable PDFs
  • October 2020: 2020 Rourke Baby Record is now available
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