What is the eRedbook?
The eRedbook is the digital version of the paper red book, the personal child health record given by the NHS to every newborn baby to record their development from birth to age five. Currently the eRedbook is being offered in addition to the paper copy, but over time it will replace the paper copy for those who prefer the digital version.
The eRedbook provides a secure and convenient way to store a child’s health record and provides online access to:
- timelines and reminders about screenings, health reviews and immunisations
- growth measurements and charts
- information and advice on a child’s developmental ‘firsts’ such as feeding, moving, words
- tailored advice and information.
How to sign up to the eRedbook
The eRedbook is available as a free app and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or App Store or by visiting the eRedbook website and creating an account using an NHS Login or by signing up with an email address.
If you have signed up antenatally (before the birth of your baby) using your NHS Login and you are the birth mother of your baby, you don’t need to do anything. When your baby is born your eRedbook will automatically have your baby’s information.
If you have signed up postnatally (after the birth of your baby) or are the primary carer and not the birth mother of the baby, the account will need to be connected to your child’s records by a health visitor or midwife.
Help with eRedbook
For more information, please speak to your midwife or health visitor, or visit eredbook.org.uk.