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
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
- New Hampshire
- District of Columbia
- 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
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
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