Celeb parents Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher only wash kids when they "see" dirt

goss 28/07/2021

Keeping kids clean feels like a full-time job. But Hollywood parents, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher have an alternative approach to only wash their children when you can "see the dirt on them."

Their unusual parenting practice was revealed on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, where they shared they passed their own bathing habits to their kids, six-year-old Wyatt and four-year-old Dimitri.

"I didn't have hot water growing up as a child, so I didn't shower much anyway," Mila revealed. "But when I had children, I also didn't wash them every day. I wasn't that parent that bathed my newborns - ever."

She also thought people shouldn't "getting rid of the natural oil on your skin with a bar of soap every day."

Ashton added he just uses soap and water on just his 'armpits and crotch' and 'nothing else'. 

"I do have a tendency to throw some water on my face after a workout to get all the salts out."

So when it comes to his two children, "If you can see the dirt on them, clean them," he said. "Otherwise, there's no point."

There has been some science that suggests it's ideal for children to come into contact with germs so they can learn to fight off bacteria. 

But health experts are already warning people of following Mila and Ashton's footsteps, with one expert telling Metro there are "countless" benefits to washing daily.

"By washing daily, we can ensure that any sweat is washed away to maintain a good scent and remove any bacteria collected throughout the day. By ridding our skin of harmful bacteria we can also prevent any skin issues from occurring," says pelvic health expert Stephanie Taylor.

Health experts say that leaving perspiration on the skin for hours after exercise can cause bacteria to multiply, leading to rashes, breakouts and fungal infections.
"Allowing the sweat and bacteria to breed can cause a host of problems, like infections or extreme odour."