Mother's Day is a day to honor the lovely mothers in our lives, so Happy Mother's Day to all of our fabulous South Jersey moms, including all the first-timers!

According to, the U.S. is the most expensive country to have a newborn, with an average cost of over $17,000 in the first year alone. The organization recently released a list, ranking all of the states in order of the most expensive to the least. So just how costly is it to be a new mom in the Garden State?

New Jersey comes in at #6 on the list with an average cost of $22,115 for the first year of your baby's life. The growing cost of medical expenses and daycare helped make the criteria for this list.

Washington DC and Massachusetts top the list as the most expensive states to have a baby, while Arkansas and South Dakota are the least expensive.



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