Mine was the same until we bought him a swing. At first he would fall asleep every time we put him in it, but now he's learning to entertain himself. We make sure to put it in a room with an overhead light we can swing (so he can watch the light changes and shadows) or with a ceiling fan. We even put him in front of the tv sometimes when we watch a movie. He loves the brightness and sounds.
In my case, I think my little guy is getting bored (after I've checked the diaper, he's eaten, etc.) He hasn't yet developed the ability to pick up a teething ring or something else, but the opportunity is always there. But I make sure he gets plenty of stimulation by talking, singing and making funny sounds. I've learned that after the bombardment of my voice & face, he enjoys some alone time!
at 1:44 PM on Sep. 14, 2009