Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard Admit They 'Wait' Before Bathing Their Kids | 22 Words

During an appearance on The View on Tuesday, Kristen Bell and husband Dax Shepard admitted they have extended their time between bath times for their children.

"We bathed our children every single night — prior to bed is like the routine," Shepard said. "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?'

"Once you catch a whiff, that's biology's way of letting you know you need to clean it up," Bell added. "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."



This comes after last week, when beloved celebrity couple Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went viral on Twitter when they admitted on a podcast that they only bathe their children when they "can see dirt on them."

"I didn't have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn't shower much anyway," Kunis explained. "… But when I had children, I also didn't wash them every day. I wasn't that parent that bathed my newborns — ever."

"Now, here's the thing: If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there's no point," Kutcher shared. "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."

We hope you're joking Kutcher because that's a little disgusting!

Kristen and Dax share two daughters, whom they are notoriously private about, nevertheless, when 8-year-old Lincoln and 6-year-old Delta make their small-time appearances, their fans love it!

Kristen and Dax have spoken publicly about navigating marriage and admitted lockdown was a particularly challenging time for them - like it was for so many others too.



"At the beginning of the pandemic, we were at each other's throats," Kristen admitted on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. "And then all the doors locked in our house. Like, we had to stay inside. And we were like, 'Woof. We need to get a handle on the annoyances.'"

They have been open about how therapy has helped them through the highs and lows of their relationship and Kristen added: "The reality is if you're living with one human being, I don't care if it's your partner, or your husband, or your wife, whoever it is, your roommate, you need to brush up on your toolbox. Because you will find that person annoying. Relationships take work."

The couple married in October 2013.