Kristen Bell And Dax Shepard Say They Like To Wait For Their Kids To Stink Before They Bathe Them

August 4, 2021 / Posted by:

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard went on The View together to promote their new show Family Game Night, and you bet your smelly ass they got into their marriage, kids, couples therapy, toilet etiquette, blah blah blah, so relatable! Recently Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went on Dax’s podcast and made headlines when they admitted they only wash their kids when they see dirt on them. Meghan McCain asked Dax and Kristen for their thoughts on the issue, and they admitted that things have gotten lax. Kristen says she’s a big fan of “waiting for the stink”, which is also what Dax Shepard fans do when they line up to see any of his films.

Here’s what the couple said (via People):

“We bathed our children every single night prior to bed as their routine, then somehow they just started going to sleep on their own without their routine and we had to start saying [to each other] like, ‘Hey, when was the last time¬†you¬†bathed them?’ ” says Shepard, 46, as Bell, 41, agreed, “Yeah, we’d forget,” and added that they would sometimes begin to pick up an odor.

Bell continues as the co-hosts laugh, “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. 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 [Kunis and Kutcher] are doing. I wait for the stink.”

Here’s the interview (the smelly children part is around the 2-minute mark):

So Kristen and Dax have let it slip that their kids like to drink O’Doul’s, one of them was still in diapers at age 5, Dax got a secret vasectomy at the mere thought of having a third, and now we know all about their bathing rituals. A reminder that Kristen and Dax were the ones who led the #NoKidsPolicy movement against the #pedorazzi taking photos of celebrity children. They also don’t post pics of their kids on social media, explaining that their daughters didn’t choose a life in the public eye. Too bad that moral high ground is in direct conflict with Kristen and Dax’s TMI public personas. The kids are likely pleading, “Please, publish my cute face all you want, just shut up about our stinky butts!”


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