Small babies are unable to regulate their body temperature so you will need to make sure that they are kept at a comfortable temperature.
You will need to adjust for the change in temperatures throughout the day and night to maintain the correct body temperature and make sure that your baby is neither too hot nor too cold.
Babies will need their clothes changed regularly so your choice of clothing should be practical rather than fashionable.
Some fabrics can cause allergic reactions in babies and natural fibers are usually less likely to cause irritations than synthetics.
Natural fibers will generally breathe better and that will help you baby to maintain a more stable temperature and for the skin to remain healthier.
Another factor that you will need to consider is the rate that the baby will be growing as this will necessitate regular updates of clothing so you should always try to buy within your budget as the expense can mount up rather rapidly.
Second hand clothing from people you know can be a good solution that will save money and many times the clothes are like new because babies grow so fast that they only use some items of clothing for very little time.
The costs of baby gear have come down in recent years so that is something that will help with your decision whether to borrow or buy new.
Many parents prefer to have their children in new clothing simply because they like the assurance of total cleanliness that can be had when buying new.
Nappies are another area that can have a huge impact on your finances depending on the option that you choose.
You have two choices of nappies and your decision will often be based on convenience alone.
The disposable nappies are certainly a lot more convenient and they will save you a lot of time so they might be the only viable alternative for you if there are other members of the family that require your time also.
The downside of using disposable nappies is the fact that they aren't environmentally friendly and that is a big factor with many people these days as we are becoming more concerned with the state of the environment.
Reusable nappies on the other hand will require more work with washing but you will be rewarded with less expense.
If your baby is getting any unusual rashes with the use of reusable nappies then you might need to look at the type of washing powder that you are using to clean the nappies as some forms of cleaners can cause skin irritations even those that are formulated to be used on babies garments and bedding.
Baby skin is sensitive and it doesn't take much to cause irritations. There might be no other alternative in such situations than to use disposables even though you might feel opposed to using them.
At the end of the day your baby's health and well being is first and foremost.