KRISTEN Bell has admitted she sometimes doesn’t bathe her children for up to six days and it’s only when they start to “stink” that she makes them wash.
Her confession comes after actors Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher also revealed that they “only bathe” their kids “when they can see dirt on them.”
Kristen, 41, and husband Dax Shepherd, 46, made the admission on The View earlier this week when they were asked about Mila and Ashton’s comments.
Dax, who hosts the Armchair Expert podcast with Monica Padman said: “We bathed our children every single night – prior to bed is like the routine.
“And then somehow, they just started going to sleep on their own without the routine, and by George, we had to start saying, 'Hey, when's the last time you bathed them?'"
The Good Place star agreed, adding: “Yeah, we forget.”
Dax went on: “Sometimes five, six days goes along. I mean, they don't smell.”
Kristen, who shares Lincoln, eight, and Delta, six with Dax, disagreed however, saying: “Well, they do sometimes.
“I'm a big fan of waiting for the stink. Once you catch a whiff, that's biology's way of letting you know you need to clean it up.
“There's a red flag. Because honestly, it's just bacteria. And once you get the bacteria, you gotta be like, 'Get in the tub or the shower.' So I don't hate what they're doing. I wait for the stink.”
It was during an interview on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman's popular podcast Armchair Expert, that the Hollywood pair revealed just how often they decide to bathe their children.
It all kicked off when Dax insisted that Monica "should not be getting rid of the natural oil on your skin with a bar of soap every day" and should instead only wash with water, something that Ashton, 43, and Mila, 37, both agreed with.
"I can't believe I am in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower. Who taught you to not wash?" Monica asked, to which Mila replied, "I didn't have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn't shower much anyway."
Mila, who shared screen time with Ashton on That '70s Show, continued: "But when I had children, I also didn't wash them every day. "I wasn't that parent that bathed my newborns — ever."
The former Punk'd host added: "Now, here's the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there's no point."
According to The American Academy of Dermatology Association, kids ages 6 to 11 "may not need a daily bath," but they should at least wash once or twice a week.
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