If your child’s bath time turns into a nighttime struggle, you might want to take a page from Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s book – and just skip it.
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During a recent appearance on Dax Shepard’s Armchair Expert podcast, the celebrity couple shared that they don’t believe in bathing their daughter Wyatt, 6, and son Dimitri, 4, with soap and water every day. </ "Well, here's the thing: if you can see the dirt on it, clean it up," said Kutcher. "Otherwise there is no point."
The no-day bath philosophy is not new to the family. Kunis said she didn’t grow up with hot water as a child and therefore didn’t shower much herself. “But when I had children, I didn’t wash them every day either,” she says. “I wasn’t the mother who bathed my newborns – never.”
Do you think that sounds like something Kunis’ Bad Moms character would do? Think again Experts say that bathing too much (or too little) can actually have devastating effects on the skin.
So what’s the right frequency? It all depends on your child’s age and how dirty they got that day. But in general:
Oh, and in case you’re wondering, Kunis and Kutcher also have their own bathing philosophy – not just for their children. By and large, they avoid using soap on their bodies every day, except for their armpits and groin area. Unsurprisingly, these are the two places doctors say you should cleanse several times a week.
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