Infant Massage & Rhythm Kids Courses

by Laura Henderson

Welcome to 'Bonding With Baby'

Hello!  I am Laura Henderson - a Certified Infant Massage Instructor and a Rhythm Kids Teacher - and the founder of ‘BONDING WITH BABY’.  In 2011, I set up my small local service in Aberdeen, Scotland, running one day per week.  13 years on... I have been able to provide my Parent Education courses in INFANT MASSAGE and RHYTHM KIDS to over 4,000 parents with babies in and around Aberdeen City & Shire. I believe in the importance of parents supporting each other & offer small-group courses across various venues, with the hope that parents can meet other parents with babies in their local area.

On my 'Bonding With Baby' courses, I invite parents to 'Come relax & have fun with your little one'. Each 'INFANT MASSAGE' and 'RHYTHM KIDS' Course is baby-led and designed to be supportive and relaxing for parents to attend, therefore if your baby has any needs during class, such as feeding; changing; soothing, I ask that you respond to their needs how you would at home.  Both courses:

  • are parent-based education programmes - teaching parents skills which develop over the 6 week course and enhance the quality of time we spend with our baby (or babies!) at home 
  • provide relevant parenting & local information to support what we learn in weekly sessions
  • empower parents to provide nurturing touch with regular practice at home from the early weeks......and for years to come!  

In 2015, I was ecstatic to hear that 'BONDING WITH BABY' had been NOMINATED & VOTED FOR BY LOCAL PARENTS at the 'What's on 4 Junior' International Awards and on attending the Awards Ceremony I WON THE BEST POST-NATAL ACTIVITY IN THE UK!!!  The excitement continued in 2016 as local parents Nominated me again in the 'Best Pre/Post Natal Activity' category' and in 2017, after being named the WINNER of the 'BEST BABY/TODDLER CLASSES' in Aberdeen's 'Raring2go' Magazine, I was also announced as the WINNER in the 'What's on 4 Kids' Awards' as the 'BEST INDEPENDENT ACTIVITY in SCOTLAND / N.Ireland'!!!  I have continued to receive nominations throughout recent years and this year, I was excited to hear I have been NOMINATED as the BEST LOVED BABY ACTIVITY in the What's on 4 Kids Awards 2024. 

If you love what I do, please VOTE NOW for BONDING WITH BABY  (before the 17th July) in 'BEST LOVED BABY ACTIVITY' 

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for me and also for those voting this year - as a small local business, it is greatly appreciated and means so much to me.

Kindest regards,


Certified Infant Massage Instructor & Rhythm Kids Teacher