Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher recently revealed that they only bathe their kids when they see dirt on them.
But it turns out they’re not the only superstars with a more hands-off cleaning approach.
During a joint interview on The view with husband Dax Shepard, 46, Kristen Bell, 41, revealed that she likes to “wait for the stench” 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, made the reveal after the topic of Mila and Ashton’s bath confession was broached.
“We used to bathe our kids every night before bed, but somehow they started sleeping alone without the routine and to George we had to say, ‘Hey, when was the last time that you had bathed them?” said Dax.
Kristen said the scent was the organic way of signaling that it was time for a clean.
“I’m a big fan of waiting for the stink,” Kristen said. “Once you catch a sniff, that’s biology’s way of letting you know to clean it up.”
‘There’s a red flag’: Kristen said the scent was biology’s way of signaling it was time for a clean
“Hey, when was the last time you washed them?” Dax said it all started after their kids started putting themselves to bed
“There is a red flag. Frankly, it’s just bacteria; once you get bacteria, you have to say, “Get in the bath or shower.” So I don’t hate what they do. I’m waiting for the stench,” she said.
Mila and Ashton made a similar revelation during a recent appearance on Dax’s armchair expert podcast, admitted that they only give their daughter Wyatt, six, and son Dimitri, four, a scrub if they look physically dingy.
And even when the youngsters take a dip in the bath, they hardly ever use soap because they don’t want to dry out their delicate skin.
Candid: Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis admitted to only giving daughter Wyatt, six, and son Dimitri, four, a scrub if they look physically dingy; the family is pictured in 2017
The pair also made it clear that they don’t like using soap on their skin, with the actor saying he only lathers his ‘armpits and crotch’, while Mila was a little more shy, saying she washes the essentials like her ‘slits’ and t**s.’
They clean up nicely! The Bad Moms actress went on to explain that she had almost never showered in her youth because they had no hot water at home; they are pictured in 2018
The conversation started when Dax told Monica that she shouldn’t cut out the natural oil on her skin by using soap every day.
In response, co-host Monica Padman replied, “I can’t believe I’m outnumbered here to wash my entire body in the shower. Who taught you not to wash?’
The Bad Moms actress went on to explain that she had almost never showered in her youth because they had no hot water at home.
Mila, who was born in Soviet Ukraine, explains: ‘I didn’t have hot water as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway.’
She added: “But when I had kids, I didn’t wash them every day either. I wasn’t that parent who bathed my newborn babies—ever.’
Ashton added: “Now here’s the thing: if you can see the grime on them, clean them. Otherwise it makes no sense.’
And the same principle applies to his own hygiene habits.
He explained: ‘I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and never otherwise. I have a Lever 2000 rod that delivers every time. Nothing else.’
However, the couple – who tied the knot in 2015 – like to wash their faces after getting hot and sweaty at the gym.
Child Star: Mila was only seven when she moved to the United States and just a teenager when she landed her breakout role on That 70s Show. Seen in 1998 above
Ashton said, “I tend to throw some water in my face after a workout to get all the salts out.”
Mila added: ‘I wash my face twice a day.’
The Mayo Clinic advises against bathing a baby every day and states: ‘There is no need to bathe your newborn baby every day. Three times a week may 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 take baths at least “once or twice” a week. They advise that a child should wash if it gets ‘dirty’, ‘after being in a pool’ or if it ‘sweats’ or has ‘body odor’.
Ashton and Mila first met while working on the That 70s Show series in 1998, but they wouldn’t become romantic until years later after Kutcher’s divorce from Demi Moore in 2013.
Friends First: Ashton and Mila first met while working on the That 70s Show series together in 1998 (above), but they wouldn’t become romantic until years later after Kutcher’s divorce from Demi Moore in 2013.