Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher recently revealed they only bathe their children when they see dirt on them.
But as it turns out, they aren’t the only superstars with a more hands-off cleaning approach.
During a joint interview on The View with her husband Dax Shepard, 46, Kristen Bell, 41, revealed she likes to ‘wait for the stink’ before bathing their two children.
‘I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink’: Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard revealed their hands-off bathing routine during an interview on The View
The couple, who share daughter Delta, six, and son Lincoln, eight, together, made the revelation after the topic of Mila and Ashton’s bathing confession was broached.
‘We bathed our children every single night prior to bed as the routine, then somehow they just started going to sleep on their own without the routine and by George we had to start saying like, “Hey, when was the last time you bathed them?”‘ Dax said.
Kristen said the smell was biology’s way of indicating it was time for a clean-up.
‘I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink,’ Kristen said. ‘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’: Kristen said the smell was biology’s way of indicating it was time for a clean-up
‘Hey, when was the last time you bathed them?’ Dax said it all started after their children started putting themselves to bed on their own
‘There’s a red flag. Honestly, it’s just bacteria; once you get bacteria you gotta be like, “Get in the tub or the shower.” So I don’t hate what they’re are doing. I wait for the stink,’ she said.
Mila and Ashton made a similar bathing revelation during a recent appearance on Dax’s Armchair Expert podcast, admitting they only gave their daughter Wyatt, six, and son Dimitri, four, a scrub when they look physically grubby.
And even when the youngsters take a dip in the tub, they hardly ever use soap because they don’t want to dry their delicate skin out.
Candid: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis admitted they only give daughter Wyatt, six, and son Dimitri, four, a scrub when they look physically grubby; the family are pictured in 2017
The couple also made it clear they don’t like to use soap on their skin, with the actor stating he only ever lathers up his ‘armpits and crotch’ while Mila was a little more bawdy, saying she washes the essentials like her ‘slits and t**s.’
They clean up nicely! The Bad Moms actress then explained that she hardly ever had a shower during her childhood because they didn’t have hot water at home; they are pictured in 2018
The conversation began when Dax told Monica that she should not be excising the natural oil on her skin by using soap every day.
In response, co-host Monica Padman replied: ‘I can’t believe I am in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower. Who taught you to not wash?’
The Bad Moms actress then explained that she hardly ever had a shower during her childhood because they didn’t have hot water at home.
Mila, who was born in Soviet Ukraine, explained: ‘I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway.’
She added: ‘But when I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day. I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns – ever.’
Ashton added: ‘Now, here’s the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.’
And the same principle applies to his own hygiene habits.
He explained: ‘I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time. Nothing else.’
However, the couple – who tied the knot in 2015 – do like to wash their faces after getting hot and sweaty at the gym.
Child star: Mila was just seven when she moved to the States and only a teen when she had her breakout role on That 70s Show. Seen in 1998 above
Ashton said: ‘I do have a tendency to throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out.’
Mila added: ‘I do wash my face twice a day.’
The Mayo Clinic advises against washing a baby every day, stating: ‘There’s no need to give your newborn a bath every day. Three times a week might be enough until your baby becomes more mobile. Bathing your baby too much can dry out his or her skin.’
The American Academy of Dermatology Association recommends that children ages 6 to 11 bathe at least ‘once or twice’ a week. They advise a child should be washed when they get ‘dirty’, ‘after being in a pool’ or when the child gets ‘sweaty’ or has ‘body odor.’
Ashton and Mila first met while working on the series That 70s Show together in 1998, but they wouldn’t become romantic until years later following Kutcher’s divorce from Demi Moore in 2013.
Friends first: Ashton and Mila first met while working on the series That 70s Show together in 1998 (above,) but they wouldn’t become romantic until years later following Kutcher’s divorce from Demi Moore in 2013