This is a post from Sonja Biggs, MA, TVI, COMS, Vista Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired:
I know that many of you are looking for ideas about how to work with your infant or toddler who is blind or visually impaired. One of the areas that is different between a blind and sighted baby is the way they initially communicate with mom, dad, and siblings.
For example, a sighted baby will turn his head, look at you, smile, and make eye contact when you come into the room. He might even start making noises or reach for you.
A baby who is blind, on the other hand, will often stop making noises and become very quiet. Your baby is not ignoring you, but listening for you so he can get to know you, too.
One of the ways you can encourage bonding and communication with your blind baby is through infant massage and touch. Here is a little video clip example of infant massage below. I am not endorsing this organization, just infant massage in general. You can do a search on the internet and find lots of places that teach infant massage, as well as other video clips.
Happy touching your precious baby!