Am I boring my baby- he sleeps a lot first time mum
I was surprised how much my daughter slept during infancy. She slept like 18+ hours per day the first few months. It sounds pretty normal. Now at 7 months she sleeps 14-15 hours per day. Some kids need more than others, but if you are just following his signs of sleepiness, I think you are doing just fine.
I'm so glad this is normal. I googled this shortly after my baby was born because I knew they sleep a lot but it REALLY seems like a LOT! He's 11 weeks tonight and very rarely makes it awake for more than 2 hours. He sleeps HARD at night only waking to nurse every 3 or so hours and then he goes right back to sleep without a peep.
my 8 month old still naps every 2 to 3 hours. she gets 3 naps a day and they are from 45 minutes to 2 hours long. at your son's age i'd expect a nap 2 hours after waking each time.
there really is not much to do with a baby, besides talking and singing. try giving gim a rattle or jingly toy. we played pat-a-cake at that age, peek-a-boo, and played with basic noisy baby toys. you are certainly not boring your baby!