When you shower, do you use soap all over your body, or only for the important bits? How about for your kids? Do they take a bath with soap every single day? Well, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher’s family have a different approach when it comes to bathing kids and themselves, too. They say they only soap up when necessary – and many experts agree. (1)
Ashton Kutcher And Mila Kunis’ Opinion On Bathing Kids
Ashton and Mila, one of Hollywood’s favorite couples, recently appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast Armchair Expert. On the podcast, the topic of bathing kids came up. This is when the couple admitted that they don’t actually bathe their kids that often. They also said even for themselves, they only soap up the “the pits and tits and holes and soles”.
For Kunis, regular bathing as a child wasn’t something that she was accustomed to. Their family didn’t have hot water, so they didn’t bathe every day – only when necessary. She has continued this throughout her adult life and uses the method on her children, as well. She explained that she barely washed her babies as newborns, only when they were visibly dirty, and she has kept this principle as they’ve gotten older. Ashton fully agrees with and supports this method.
“If you can see the dirt on them, clean them,” he said. “Otherwise, there’s no point.”
Kutcher says he washes the important parts daily and rinses the salt off of his face after a workout. Kunis has a twice-daily skincare routine for her face but only uses soap for those important parts, as well.
Of course, the internet had a hay-day with this one. That is at least the people firmly in the “I shower/bathe with soap every day no matter what” camp. Here are a few of the memes that came out of the couple’s honest announcement:
when ashton kutcher and mila kunis kids walk into class pic.twitter.com/uAs7afNxiZ— Fresh (@freshbtw) July 27, 2021
ashton kutcher and mila kunis' uber driver takin em to the olive garden pic.twitter.com/VDdFPpGrL4— RiPl (@richardpls_) July 27, 2021
Me walkin past Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis in the streets pic.twitter.com/W3OwfptitJ— I Ortiz (@InfamousIOrti3) July 27, 2021
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis treat their kids like I treat my jeans. pic.twitter.com/nBiKOaycuw— Hooch (@HeresKellie) July 27, 2021
How Important Is Bathing Your Kids?
While there are some people who listened to this podcast and said “wow, me too!” there were just as many (if not more) who couldn’t believe they don’t soap up theirs and their kids’ bodies daily. Thankfully, some experts have chimed in to let us know whether bathing kids (and frankly, ourselves) is actually necessary. According to California pediatrician Daniel Ganjian, the Kutcher-Kunis family has got the right idea. (2)