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 list of the Best and Worst States To Have A Baby.
- They looked at the 50 states and the District of Columbia, judging them on 31 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 71.7 out of 100.
- Massachusetts comes in at number one for family friendliness, two for healthcare and at three for baby friendliness. It isn’t cheap though, with Massachusetts landing at 35thfor cost.
- District of Columbia, which ranks third overall, is tops for baby friendliness, while Vermont, fifth overall, is tops for healthcare, and Louisiana, 48thoverall, is tops for cost.
Top Ten Best States To Have A Baby
- District of Columbia
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
- New York
- On the flipside, folks in Mississippi may want to reconsider having a child. The state was named the worst place to have baby, earning just a 28.11, and landing in the bottom five for baby friendliness, family friendliness and healthcare, although it’s only at 16 for cost.
Ten Worst States To Have A Baby
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- North Carolina
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