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Rourke Baby Record

The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is an evidence-based health supervision guide for physicians and health care providers caring for children in the first five years of life. 

Originally developed in 1979 by Drs. Leslie and James Rourke, family physicians currently living in St. John’s Nfld, the latest revision was completed in February 2014 in collaboration with Dr. Denis Leduc, a paediatrician from Montreal, Que., and past president of the Canadian Paediatric Society.  Epidemiologic support was provided by Dr. Patricia Li and Bruno Riverin.

The Rourke Baby Record is endorsed by the Canadian Paediatric Society, College of Family Physicians of Canada and Dietitians of Canada

Using the Rourke Baby Record

The RBR is available to download at no charge for all health professionals.

  • Rourke Baby Record: Evidence-based infant/child health maintenance guides 1-4 (birth to 5 years) and immunization record. Available in English or French and National or Ontario-secific versions.
  • WHO Growth Charts adapted for Canada for the primary care setting (updated in March 2014)

The Rourke Baby Record website includes:

For more information:

For evidence-based guides to preventive health care from ages 6 to 17 years, consult Preventive Health Care visits for children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years: The Greig Health Record.

Last updated: Jun 24 2014