Kids get bored at home when they have access to toys, friends, family, electronics, and an endless supply of food at their disposal…they will have down time to be unbelievably bored if you fail to pack accordingly. Take things that are easy to transport, but still present a variety for the child to explore during the day. iPads, coloring supplies, books to read, a favorite teddy bear, cozy apparel, or even a project for them to focus on. Think knitting, a small Lego set, an origami book, or even a model car to build. A child's brain is like a sponge; they need to explore, learn, and engage, even via hospital bed.