After the recent comments that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis have made about their family’s bathing habits, it would appear that the water bill that the pair pays at their home is not very high.
They recently made an appearance on the podcast “Armchair Expert” hosted by Dax Shepard, where they stated that neither they nor their two children, Dimitri Portwood, age 4, and Wyatt Isabelle, age 6, like bathing
Shepard began the conversation by describing his continuing argument with co-host Monica Padman. Regarding whether or not it is necessary for people to use soap, the two individuals hold opposing viewpoints.
He said: “You should not be getting rid of all the natural oil on your skin with a bar of soap every day. It’s insane.”
Kunis concurred with Shepard and was really forthright about her daily shower routine, “I don’t wash my body with soap every day. But I wash pits and tits and holes and soles.”
Padman responded: “I can’t believe I’m in the minority here of washing my whole body in the shower. Who taught you to not wash?”
Kunis said: “I didn’t have hot water growing up as a child. so I didn’t shower very much anyway.” In 1983, Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, a Ukrainian city then under Soviet rule. When she was seven years old, her family moved to America.
In addition, Kutcher mentioned that he just uses soap and water on his “armpits and crotch” and “nothing else” on a regular basis.
The children of Kunis have adopted their mother’s carefree approach to personal hygiene when it comes to bathing.
She said: “When I had children,” she said, “I also didn’t wash them every day. I wasn’t the parent that bathed my newborns—ever.”
Shepard concurred, stating that he and his wife, Kristen Bell, just give their children baths as part of their nightly routine, and that they don’t pay much attention to the cleanliness of their children.
When it comes to the hygiene of his children, Kutcher adheres to a single, straightforward principle. He said if you can see the dirt on your kids, clean them. Except for that, it has no purpose.
Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher Say They Only Bathe Their Kids When ‘You Can See the Dirt on Them’ pic.twitter.com/CpCykYATuI— People (@people) July 27, 2021
Even though the Kutcher-Kunis family’s approach to personal hygiene may not be typical of the ordinary American family, the scientific community suggests that they may not be completely off base. According to the findings of several studies, it is beneficial for children to be exposed to germs at an early age.
According to WebMD, this type of thinking is known as the “hygiene hypothesis,” and it maintains that when children are less likely to be exposed to parasites, bacteria, and viruses during their formative years, they have a greater likelihood of developing allergies, asthma, and other autoimmune diseases as adults.
Simply put, the more your body is exposed to, the more it is able to defend itself against.
Thom McDade, PhD, associate professor of human biology at Northwestern University and director of the Laboratory for Human Biology Research, makes the following observation: “Just as a baby’s brain needs stimulation, input, and interaction to develop normally, the young immune system is strengthened by exposure to everyday germs so that it can learn, adapt, and regulate itself.”
When it comes to cleanliness, Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis both have the same viewpoint, which means that neither person in their relationship has the right to complain if the other one smells a little foul.