Kristen Bell Waits For ‘The Stink’ Before Bathing Her Children

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are all about conserving water and saving the planet!

At least, that’s what we’re telling ourselves after reporting this bath time news.

The actress recently revealed how bath time goes down in her household… it really doesn’t!

The “Family Game Fight” host and her hubby, Shepard, recently appeared on “The View” and dished on life in their shoes.

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Shepard and Bell share two young girls, Delta (6) and Lincoln (8).

While discussing childhood body image on the talk show, Bell said that she tells her daughters she works out for her mental health not for her physical health.

“We don’t know what we’re doing, but we’re doing our best to try and alleviate the idea of a certain size being important,” she said. “I certainly do workout for my mental health and I’m very honest with them about it.”

The comedic counterpart to Bell responded, “I tell them ‘girls for the girls and tris for the guys.”

The conversation then shifted to Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast episode with Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.

The famous couple revealed on the podcast that they only bathe their children when they see dirt on them and even admitted that they don’t always do a full body scrub down while in the shower.

“I don’t wash my body with soap every day,” Kunis revealed on the episode.

She continued, “But I wash pits and tits and holes and soles.” Interestingly, Kunis revealed the habit started as a matter of circumstance. “I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child,” she said. Adding, “so I didn’t shower very much anyway.”

Kutcher agreed, adding, “I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that just delivers every time. Nothing else.”

So, did Kutcher and Kunis’ bath time rituals rub off on Bell and Shepard?

“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?” Shepard said.

Bell chimed in saying, “Yeah, we forget.”

The podcast host admitted that sometimes five or six days go along and they don’t smell so he doesn’t bathe them.

Contrary to Shepard’s method, Bell admitted that she does smell her kids when they are dirty.

“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,” she said.

Bell noted that she doesn’t hate what Kutcher and Kunis are doing given she’s a big fan of waiting for the stink.

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