*LIST* The Best (And Worst) States To Have A Baby


Having a baby is a big decision, and as much as you may want to become a parent, there are a lot of things to consider before welcoming a child into the world. And believe it or not, where you live may play a huge role in that decision, since some states are certainly better for having a child than others.

  • WalletHub has just come out with their lists of the Best and Worst States To Have A Baby.
  • They looked at the 50 states and the District of Columbia, judging them on 32 key measures of having a baby.
  • The factors range in areas of cost, healthcare, baby friendliness and family friendliness.
  • With all that in mind, Massachusetts earns the honor of best state to have a baby earning a score of 68.81 out of 100.
  • Massachusetts comes in at number two for both healthcare and family friendliness, and at four for baby friendliness. It isn’t cheap though, with Massachusetts landing at 28thfor cost.
  • District of Columbia, which ranks seventh overall, is tops for baby friendliness, while Minnesota, second over all, is on top for family friendliness.
  • Meanwhile, Vermont, third overall, is tops for healthcare, and North Dakota, fourth overall, is tops for cost. 

Top Ten Best States To Have A Baby

  1. Massachusetts
  2. Minnesota
  3. Vermont
  4. North Dakota
  5. Rhode Island
  6. New Hampshire
  7. District of Columbia
  8. Maine
  9. Washington
  10. Connecticut 
  • On the flipside, folks in Alabama may want to reconsider having a child. The state was named the worst place to have baby, earning just a 25.25, and coming in dead last for baby friendliness, and in the bottom five for family friendliness and healthcare. 

Ten Worst States To Have A Baby

  1. Alabama
  2. South Carolina
  3. Mississippi
  4. Louisiana
  5. Georgia
  6. Arkansas
  7. Florida
  8. North Carolina
  9. Oklahoma
  10. Nevada

Click hereto see where your state fell on the list.

Source:WalletHub