Attachment, communication, and literacy grow if a baby who is visually impaired uses all of his or her senses. Here are some tips from a NEW PARENT RESOURCE -- “Cozying Up to Literacy: Getting Started with Interaction and Bonding” by Karen Borg.   
Hearing -- Speak, sing, and coo with your baby. Encourage other family members to as well. It’s never too early to label environmental sounds.
Smell -- Let the baby smell products and foods before using them. Name them as your baby sniffs.
Touch -- Let the baby feel a variety of textures--remember their feet might be more willing to explore textures than their hands at first. This is OK!
Taste -- Name the foods as baby tries them. Play games and sing songs while your baby explores new tastes and textures of food. Make mealtime a loving and fun experience.
Vision -- Babies with low vision can be supported to make eye contact or look at faces when caregivers use brightly colored accessories such as hats, jewelry and eyeglasses.