Ashton Kutcher & Mila Kunis Reveal They Only Bathed Kids As Infants When They Were Dirty
“When I had children, I also didn’t wash them every day,” said Kunis on Dax Shepard and Monica Padman‘s Armchair Expert podcast. “I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns – ever.”
Kutcher then added, “If you can see the dirt on them, clean them. Otherwise, there’s no point.”
Health experts for infants from The Mayo Clinic said that babies should be washed three times a week until they can move on their own.
The couple didn’t specify whether this has changed as their children, Wyatt Isabelle, 6, and Dimitri Portwood, 4, have grown.
The American Dermatology Association also suggests that children aged 6-11 should bathe at least once or twice a week and that showers should become part of a daily routine at puberty.
“I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn’t shower much anyway,” Kunis, who spent the first seven years of her life in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
Kutcher, who was born and raised in Iowa, said, “I was my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time.”
The couple eventually revealed that they wash their faces. Kutcher said he washed his face after a workout “to get all the salts out,” and Kunis washes it twice daily.