Originally Posted by mgkdragn
.. and the shelf life of unopened baby formula is a minimum of a year, so since the event is still less than a year old, the formula passes the credibility test ..
Plus, that's usually the minimum date that you can use something. Expiration dates on non-refrigerated items usally are based on freshness as opposed to actual unusability. It also makes a difference if the product has been opened or not.
If the container is still sealed, you could likely stretch the date a month or two, especially considering the options.
Originally Posted by lonwolf615
But I have to admit the first thing I thought of when they got the formula was why do they make so many different kinds when any old can lying around works fine?
It's because of allegies.
Babies have very sensative stomachs. They're puke up anything that doesn't agree with them or break out into some kind of rash about 3/4 of the time. As long as they ended up with a Plain Jane formula with no fancy additives (like iron), they'll likely be safe.
Honestly, formula is likely the least of their worries.
Between keeping things sterile, making soft foods for later without a blender and not having a wailing baby attract walkers, feeding the kid formula is easy.