Kristen Bell: my kids ‘smell like vinegar,’ it’s too much work to wash them otherwise

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are promoting their show Family Game Fight, which I have heard is terrible and have no desire to watch. They had a 24 minute interview posted on The Today Show’s YouTube channel, and even the affable Al Roker cannot make these people tolerable. I’m so grateful that The Today Show includes transcripts with their videos. I read through it until I got to the part where these two tripled down on not washing their daughters until they smell. You may recall that Dax helped start the “white celebrities don’t bathe” debate by bonding with Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher about their lack of personal hygiene and how they’re passing those bad habits down to their children. Kristen and Dax then said that they don’t wash their children until they smell bad and that they’re not joking about that. They expanded on that with Al. I guess this is their schtick now, although I do not doubt that they’re telling the truth. Here’s that part of the conversation and it’s in the video below, starting at the nine minute mark. They then changed the conversation to shill for their Hello Bello children’s personal care line, including shampoo and soap.

Al: I think people always assume boys smell worse than girls. As the father of two boys and a girl I can tell you that’s not necessarily so. I understand there’s an issue in your house with that.
Kristen: They smell like vinegar. I can’t compare them to boys. I think you’re referring to when we bathe them. It’s a smell test, it’s a foot smell test and then you just pop them in the water. But prior to that it’s too much work. It’s every couple of days.
Dax: Especially in the summer. In summer you loosen up the bedtime you realize ‘we’re watching tv with these kids at 11 p.m.’ This went off the rails. You’re just bathing them far less and you’re kind of leaving them in charge of it which they’re bad at. Then a whiff will hit you and you go ‘oh it’s time yeah in fact it’s probably time yesterday’
Al: Was that the impetus for your line Hello Bello for like soaps and products for kids?
Dax: We live in LA and [had access to high end organic children's body care products]. At a certain point we’re like huh it’s kind of weird if you live in Michigan where we’re from and you are middle class you probably can’t have all the stuff we had. We were just in a really weird position where we could approach a Walmart and start with the economy of scale that allowed us to do really premium healthy organic stuff for half the price of the other stuff.

[From The Today Show on YouTube]

Kristen did say she bathes her children “every couple of days,” but that’s doubtful given how they’re elaborating on how much they smell and how much trouble it is to bathe them. That’s a terrible way to promote their products! “We don’t wash our own kids, but we do buy expensive organic stuff for them and want other people to be able to afford that.” Buy some J&J baby shampoo and a bar of Dove or Ivory. Those products are affordable and safe for babies and children. I didn’t realize that Kristen and Dax have a whole children’s body care line along with diapers and wipes. If it’s not the height of privilege to sell children’s shampoo and body wash while bragging that you rarely wash your kids, I don’t know what is.



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  1. Bryn says:

    Oh my God this just keeps going? Why keep your kids faces hidden if you won’t shut up about the most personal things about them. I can’t with these people.

    • Persephone says:

      They are embarrassing. So needy for attention.

    • CariBean says:

      These people are trolling you!! Of course they wash their kids! At first I believed them, but the more they talked about it, the clearer it became. Think about it.

      *Not directed at anyone specific, but rather in general.

      • Bryn says:

        I dont know what I find worse, not bathing your kids because its too much work, or using your kids for attention and to troll people?

        Whatever they are doing, its gross. I’m starting to believe more and more that these people just can’t get acting jobs anymore so they are resorting to using their kids to get attention.

      • Robyn says:

        Ding ding! Every single article I’ve seen around the interwebs about this mentions either Armchair Expert, Family Game Night, or Hello Bello…or all three.

        But I also fully believe they aren’t bathing their children enough.

      • Harper says:

        At this point, I don’t even think it matters whether they’re trolling or sincere. They’re telling the world that their children stink. True or not, that is what people who meet them will assume about them. So humiliating.

      • CariBean says:

        I agree, it is all gross!

    • Meghan says:

      I’ve mentioned here and to like my boss and my sister how, in general, my son’s bath schedule is every other day unless he is super dirty from school or requests to take a bath. I don’t announce it to the world!!! And then keep doubling down on it.

      And at ANY age my parents telling someone that I smell like vinegar would be so embarrassing. When you think of vinegar don’t you think of that sharp smell hitting your nostrils? Why would you want your child associated with that sensation? I am officially so confused.

    • florencia says:

      So this! They are the kind of people who insist they don’t want their kids looking back in 15 years and seeing all the photos their parents posted of them, but assuming a kid bothered to look back at all re: what their parents posted I’d be a lot more upset about my parents telling the world I stank more than my brothers than that they shared posed family photos with, gasp, my face showing.

  2. EnormousCoat says:

    Okay, this is just beyond silly and gross now. Basically, if you leave your house or build up a sweat at all, you do need to shower. There’s science on this. It doesn’t build your immune system to be filthy – are these people Dwight Schrute?
    And doesn’t Bell have a child still in diapers? And she’s saying she doesn’t bathe them daily? And didn’t they do a commercial for washers and dryers? So it is fine to wash clothes but not bodies? I really don’t understand what’s happening, but I think we need to stop indulging them by listening to their stories of filth and stank.

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      Their children are 7 and 8 years old so no diapers (I assume) but it might even be worse with children that age – they are letting their children be smelly around other children who at that age are cruel and also – they embarass them by talking about it so publicly.

      • EnormousCoat says:

        I just looked – her daughter Delta wore diapers until she was nearly 6. I remember the firestorm last year when Bell said it. So idk if she wasn’t bathing her regularly then or what.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Absolutely. My kids used to leave the house, fresh as the morning dew. They returned from primary/elementary school with that distinctive and unmistakeable “school pong” – even they disliked it. Their afternoons were taken up with a snack, homework, footy training and playing outdoors with their friends and riding theirs bikes etc.After dinner they’d shower and wash their hair. My daughter’s hair was extra long and extra thick, so hers got washed every second day.

      This pair of bucketmouthing halfwits, apart from everything else, are denying themselves, through sheer laziness, one of the loveliest experiences in a parent’s life: hugging your just-bathed child, now wearing fresh pyjamas and snelling so sweet you want to bury your face in their neck. You don’t though, cuz that would be creepy. But maybe not to the Bell-Shepard dingbats. Someone please teach them to shut their cakeholes about their children. And everything else.

      • The Recluse says:

        My Grandma made certain that we were squeaky clean – body and clothes – before we left the house. She was poor, so making that effort was important to her. These goofs are the height of dumb privilege.

    • (The OG) Jan90067 says:

      Teacher here, 30 yrs. experience with kids 5-9 (but mostly 7 1/2-9 yrs old). Let me tell them something: KIDS STINK. Not *every* child, but after recess, *especially* on a warm day, they come in reeking. There is sweaty scalp smell, the “I don’t wipe myself after the restroom very well” smell, the “I’m approaching puberty and my hormones are auditioning” smell. There are kids that don’t change their undies or outer pants/shirts daily, and *those* start to smell (don’t ask me about the pants that could walk into the room on their own accord from lack of washing!). So yeah, kids DO need to be bathed on the regular. ESPECIALLY in warm weather and/or if they are active (ANY time of year!).

      Your kids’ teacher(s) will thank you in advance.

      ETA: When I have had to call parents to inform them of this, and they are almost *always* incredulous, offended, or a “not my child!” parent. It got to the point that so many of us were waiting at recesses to call parents, esp. once the warm weather started (which in So. Cal is almost all year, save Jan.- March) that the school nurse started to make the calls (on the day she was there, every two wks) or the office would call the parents.

      • Christine says:

        Nature is going to catch up with Dax and Kristen, they are talking about little kid “stink”. I used to let my son skip baths on the weekend (every morning for school/other activity days), but early in the pandemic, he started going through puberty. It did not matter that he was trapped at home with only me and his Grandma, in the duplex downstairs, our sanity and nostrils dictated he bathe daily.

        Also, there’s a learning curve with kids and deoderant, I suggest to every parent of little kids who will listen to start their kids on one of those natural deodorants that don’t really work, well before they start reeking, so the habit is fully engaged when puberty hits. At that point, switch them to anything that will work, all day long.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you. It’s gross. We prepared our kids early. It can be challenging, but it will pay off in the long run. Just from working in a group home, I can tell you it’s important to start early. You do not want your kid to go into their teens thinking they can just get away with cologne or perfume. Or gum instead of bruising their teeth. Or deodorant but no bathing.

  3. MsIam says:

    Enough! Tired of hearing about these people and their (lack of ) hygiene habits. Are they trying to start a new movement? At any rate stories like this do not make me want to rush out and buy their cleansing products.

  4. Bryn says:

    Your children smell like vinegar because you don’t wash them. The sweat on their skin is mixing with the bacteria, hence the vinegar smell. Wash your kids! Its really not that difficult.

  5. questions says:

    Is smelling like vinegar supposed to be a good thing? I’m confused.

  6. DS9 says:

    If I said all that out loud at a PTA meeting, cos services would be on my doorstep before I got home.

    But I’m Black and lower class so…

    • ME says:

      Bingo ! That’s the thing. Only White celebs are saying they don’t bathe their kids. Any BIPOC who said the same would have CPS at their door in minutes.

    • Lemon says:

      Yeah, different standards for sure!

      That said, my sister teaches and if kids showed up in her class stinking, she has a stash of clothes and soap so they don’t have to be embarrassed by the neglect.

      • Christine says:

        Lemon, please tell your sister she gave me tears of thanks, that there are people out there that are exactly this kind. I bet she also has extra snacks…

      • North of Boston says:

        There are some school systems where teachers have contributed and raised money for a washer dryer, specifically to allow students to launder their clothes, especially if they don’t have easy access to a W/D at home.

        People like those teachers and your sister are good folks, who understand that kids have basic needs for care and dignity, things outside of reading, writing and ‘rthematic.

    • Skittlebrau says:

      Exactly! I remember when I had my first and read an article where Mayim Bialik was bragging about how developmentally delayed her unvaccinated kids were and how they were just beautifully developing at their own rate and she absolutely refused to get them any physical therapy or medical assessments (I remember one she said was still nonverbal at three and the other was over age one and still couldn’t roll over or sit). She was so proud of her refusal to have them assessed. All I could think was that if someone of my class bragged about not getting a developmentally delayed child any help at all, I’d have my children taken away.

    • Col says:

      I dunno, there’s a big difference btwn bathing your kids every second day and never bathing them – CPS certainly shouldn’t bother anyone about the former.

  7. sa says:

    Wasn’t Dax on Punked? Maybe he jumped into this whole topic so thoroughly out of some loyalty to Ashton Kutcher? Because we’re all talking about them now instead of Ashton & Mila Kunis.

  8. MrsBanjo says:

    FFS I wish they would just SHUT UP. For two people who love to moan about privacy, they are the King and Queen of overshare.

    • Agirlandherdog says:

      At this point, I think they’re trolling us. I mean, they have to know people are side eying TF out of them, yet they keep talking about it. I assume it’s just to keep people talking about them since they have that new game show out (which looks horrible btw).

      • Lemon says:

        It has to be. Still, gross. What next?

        “Oh we don’t do laundry, it’s too much hassle.”

        “It’s been so long I forgot how to wash dishes!”

        “The cockroaches are cute. :) Tee hee.”

  9. TitRoFlo says:

    Oh. My. God. These two are insufferable.

  10. Kelly says:

    They need to stop!

    I have to keep reminding myself

    Veronica Mars
    Veronica Mars
    Veronica Mars

    Nope, Bell is screwing it all up.

    • Gah says:

      Same. Veronica Mars and Anna in frozen are the only reasons I have space for this woman. Buts narrowing fast

  11. Lightpurple says:

    They are raising children who are going to be pulled aside in school and told to bathe by some poor principal. Teach your kids hygiene at home!

    • Rnot says:

      Yeah, guaranteed it’ll be less embarrassing to hear that they stink from their parents than from anyone else in their lives. It’s grossly irresponsible to wait for a teacher/boss/friend/stranger to tell them that their hygiene is repellent. This is neglect of a child’s basic needs.

  12. Seraphina says:

    These two show that just because you can have children doesn’t mean you are fit to raise them.

  13. Msmlnp says:

    Their kids are around 7 or 8?

    Here is how I would wash my kids at 7 or 8: “Kids go take a shower.”

    What is it with these 2?

    • Bryn says:

      Exactly. You don’t just leave it up them to decide when, they are kids.

      • JT says:

        Yeah. I don’t understand how she is saying it is too much work to wash them. At that age they could surely shower themselves. I did and it’s not that hard, nor does it need to take all day.

      • ME says:

        They seem old enough to shower on their own. Is just saying “hey go take a shower” too much parental work for them?

    • faithmobile says:

      I leave it up to my kids because we have have an almost daily battle of who gets to shower shower first when we get home. My seven year old wins almost every time. Why? Because he wants to be be clean and grown up like his papa. He loves it when we tell him he smells good. Good hygiene seems intertwined with good mental health and role modeling. When I see poor hygiene I assume that person doesn’t feel good about themselves.

      • Chrissy says:

        …and their parents don’t care about them or want them to feel good about themselves. Maybe the whole family is nose blind at this point with the parents and children all being smelly. How embarrassing for the kids if the kids start being singled out at school because they smell. SMH

    • Becks1 says:

      Exactly! I tell my kids to go take a shower. My 6 year old still needs help with getting the water the right temp etc, but then he’s on his own.

      I do sort of understand what they mean about losing track or losing the ritual, when they were babies we bathed them just about every night as part of the bedtime routine (even if it was just a quick rinse in the sink with some warm water) so as they got older and we don’t have such a set bedtime routine anymore its a little more flexible, I guess. But all I do is say “you need to shower” and they shower. It’s not some huge production at this point.

  14. Leskat says:

    Honestly, I think they’re trolling and exaggerating for clicks and comments now. I bet they bathe their kids every couple of days and everything else is a tall tale to get us all talking. But JFC, these 2 need to take a vacation from the media. Just STOP. If they’re so frigging concerned about the privacy of their children, which they cried about, they’d STFU about them.

  15. CL says:

    How do you just skip washing your kids until they smell?? When my son was little, we did a bath every night as a part of his routine. It’s not hard.

    • Amy Too says:

      Giving your young child a bath is the best way to get through the last hour or so before bed when the day is just dragging on and your kid is whiney and throwing toys around and has decided the only thing they want to do is climb you like you’re a tree but because they’re a tired toddler they’re extra uncoordinated and end up mostly just banging their head into your. It contains them in one spot, they like it, there’s a whole routine before and afterwards that takes up time and keeps them busy and focuses on something specific (getting dressed, putting lotion on, combing hair) as opposed to running around fussing because they’re bored and tired but it’s not quite bedtime yet. And it helps them sleep better. And having your older child go take a bath or shower is also a great way to get rid of them for an hour or so at the end of a tough day so you can relax, watch some tv, listen to a podcast, or eat ice cream without them knowing. It’s also a great way to limit screen time. Because if my teen is awake and not at school or sports, hes either gaming, watching YouTube, or asking me when he can game or watch YouTube again. Meals and showers are great electronic break times and I’m going to take advantage of as many showers per week as I can for him.

  16. Lili says:

    These punks must not be very bright! i looked at those pics with aside eye and scrunched up nose wondering did they wash themseves in that one . the last one looksl like dax didnt have a wash LOL. Please let it end. if its not to save the planet then they need to park this topic

  17. Eurydice says:

    They could douse the kids with olive oil, like the ancient Greek athletes, and then they’d all smell like salad.

  18. ME says:

    I just wonder how all of this talk about NOT bathing is good for their company…a company that sells soap. I don’t get it.

  19. Kalana says:

    The other kids are going to hear about this and pick on them. They are going to be the smelly kids even if they don’t smell. Dax and Kristen need to stop.

    • Boxy Lady says:

      Right? When I was a kid, we ostracized 2 smelly kids. We weren’t mean to them but we definitely avoided them as much as possible. The teachers informed the parents and the kids didn’t smell for about a week. Then they went right back to being smelly again and we avoided them again. (This was 2 separate instances in 2 different grades.) If these kids have close friends, then they are lucky.

  20. Wiglet Watcher says:

    I haven’t said anything about this because I thought this story would go away. But they’re so damn thirsty so…

    My friend got a visit from CPS because teachers thought she wasn’t bathing her kids (6 & 9at the time) and panicked she would lose them or feared their father would make a play for custody. Turns out they would play with a dog that was sprayed by a skunk at the daycare bus stop.

    Anyway… those kids must have messy bedsheets. Messy clothes all day. The privilege these actors claim is obscene. I’m amazed.

    • Merricat says:

      This truly creeps me out. Who goes to bed dirty, and do they wash their sheets every day? I’m thinking they do not.

  21. Angie says:

    Sick of hearing about these white people. I’m black, grew up with money privilege, and yet it was still drummed into my head that you cannot be caught smelling or having a dirty house because that’s what people expect of us. Can’t leave the house in old/holey underwear in case you get into an accident and the doctors see your underwear and make assumptions. Can you imagine? The fear isn’t getting into an accident, it is letting people think you’re dirty because while they are saving your life, they discover you have on old/holey underwear. This is the type of insidious racism and white gaze that is drilled into our heads as POC. It is grating to hear all these white celebs come out and let everyone know that they were the dirty ones the whole time.

    Anyway – I’ve never smelled any sort of stench from any black people I know but the same cannot be said for white people I know so there’s a benefit to having high standards. Honestly, they aren’t saying anything I didn’t already assume, having grown up with mostly white kids in elementary school.

    I’ll never give these fools another moment of my thoughts but I had to get that out. ✌🏾

    • Desdemona says:

      “Can’t leave the house in old/holey underwear in case you get into an accident and the doctors see your underwear and make assumptions. Can you imagine? The fear isn’t getting into an accident, it is letting people think you’re dirty because while they are saving your life, they discover you have on old/holey underwear.”

      I’m white and was thaught the same way… You have to wear washed clothes when leaving the house and your house has to be cleaned just in case someone knocks on the door or something…

      • Amy Too says:

        I think a lot of us heard that we needed to wear clean undies in case we got in an accident, but for white people being treated by other white doctors and nurses and EMTs, there isn’t going to be that racist connotation of dirty undies that leads to subpar care. The idea was that it would be embarrassing for us and our parents to be caught with dirty underwear. Not even that people would assume we were gross, dirty, or poor—but just that it would be embarrassing to be caught with an old pair of undies because it would look funny/bad. Like they might make a joke about it being laundry day. Oh no, so embarrassing! But there was no assumption that this would lead to subpar care.

        I’m guessing that black people have to prove that they’re even worthy of getting a white doctor’s best work and a white nurse’s full attention when they have an emergency. If there is even one thing that could play into the stereotype of “poor, dirty, lazy POC,” despite many other things that showed cleanliness, care, or affluence, the one “bad thing” would be seized on as proof that this person, and all the other people who look like them, really are lesser and thus do not deserve the same level of care or compassion as a “normal person” (white person) does, even on “laundry day.”

      • Wiglet Watcher says:

        I’m a former all around health care worker. I’ve done maintenance of housekeeping up to nursing. And they do joke or comment on the state of cleanliness. It’s also relevant because personal hygiene improves your health GREATLY!

      • Ann says:

        Yeah, I’m white and I was definitely told that. The first time I went to camp (I was ten) I didn’t bathe enough, and when my parents came to pick me up, they were horrified. Boy did I hear about it. I didn’t make that mistake again.

  22. HeatherC says:

    Over it. I’d rather have some descriptive writing of Dwayne Johnson, Chris Evans and Jason Momoa’s hygiene habits as a palate cleanser please.

  23. Steph says:

    They are so gross.

  24. Ashton says:

    Can not stand these two. I wish they’d take a longgggggg break from the media. It always feels like everything they do is for attention. I get the same vibe from them that I do from Chrissy Teigen.

  25. MC2 says:

    J&J is not safe. They were currently sued & just settled a 100 mill lawsuit for knowing their talcum powder caused cancer & targeting black women to use their product….and get cancer.

  26. Valerie says:

    Aren’t they old enough to bathe themselves? If they’re seven and eight and can’t be trusted in the bath, then you haven’t done your job as a parent.

  27. Chaine says:

    She looks like she is starting to reconsider her life choices as she slumps next his big ol roid face in that screenshot.

  28. Valerie says:

    Also, how hard is it to plonk them in the tub and soap them up? What else does she have to do all day? It takes 10 min.

  29. Shanaynay says:

    Now I get why these two idiots are talking. It’s all about promoting their new show Family Game Fight!’ A show I wouldn’t watch for a second even if I was offered a a million bucks. These two are gross and pathetic losers.

  30. Renee says:

    Isn’t her oldest 8 years old? you’re not just going to “pop” an 8 year old in the bath. These two are lazy liars.

  31. Sinéad says:

    They live in California and they have a pool so they might not use a household shower or bath everyday but I’d bet they’re in the water everyday. And if they’re using the pool they’d need to rinse the chlorine out of it after – so not washing, but still cleaning no? All the celebs saying they don’t shower probably swim or something daily. EDIT: plus I think they’d all have bidet’s so their ass is prob (hopefully) washed every time they go to the loo

    • Darla says:

      but with just water or soap and water? how do these bidets work? I am thinking of getting one but I swear to god i’m too embarrassed to ask someone to install it.

      • Amy Too says:

        There was one that was featured in an Amazon post here a long while ago that attaches to your toilet and you can do it by yourself, supposedly. That might be an option.

      • Sam the Pink says:

        They are quite easy to install (I did it). The big question is whether you want one that can dispense warm water as opposed to just cool water. If you want warm water washes, you will have to tap your sink or tub’s warm water line, which is more involved. But if you are fine with cool water only (most bidets are standard cool water only), it is easy. You basically just need a diverter – it’s a small, t-shaped tool that you attach to your toilet, and then attach to the bidet – the bidet draws the water it sprays you with from your toilet tank. You shut off your toilet water supply (which should always be external anyway, so that’s easy), drain your tank, then disconnect the water line from the toilet, attached it to the diverter, attach the diverter back to the toilet, then use the third valve on the diverter to attach to the bidet (you can youtube “bidet installation” and it shows the whole process). It can be tricky if your toilet is in a very tight little alcove like mine is, but its still pretty easy.

        Also, why are you embarrassed about it? Your plumber has seen far worse things that somebody with a butt washer.

  32. TheOriginalMia says:

    So thirsty for attention. Guess this is one way to get people to watch their gameshow. Too bad this will follow their kids into school. So considerate of their loving parents.

  33. mellie says:

    shut up. shut up. SHUT UP!!!!!

  34. Kiddy says:

    Once it was considered a luxury that every apartment had its own bathroom for the daily wash. Nowadays rich people don’t … .

  35. MangoAngelesque says:

    Maybe they got the vinegar thing from Celine Dion. I remember her giving an interview when her son(?) was a baby, talking about being a mother, and that statement always stood out to me: “The feet, they smell of vinegar…”

    Random bit to remember, but there it is.

  36. Nibbi says:

    This legit makes me kinda sick right now. I didn’t need the vinegar detail at all.

    Officially done clicking on anything about them and can we please stop with the “celebrities with no basic hygiene isn’t it cute?” thing please?

  37. stelly says:

    It’s so weird how they keep going on about how hard it is to bathe your kids. WTF? My five year old does it herself now. I sit next to her in the tub and she soaps up. It gives her a sense of autonomy and it take 10 minutes tops.

  38. La says:

    At this point I hope they are just trolling for attention. I’ll be the first to admit sometimes after a long day we forego baths if it’s too close to bedtime and the kids are melting down but it’s definitely the exception. And if they’re gross they get some sort of wash off even if it’s a 2 min quick rinse.

    Also, aren’t their kids older? Can’t they shower on their own? My 4 year old can take a shower on her own with us supervising. The day we realized that our life got a lot easier because we just have her do that and we just check to make sure she actually scrubbed and gets all the shampoo out of her hair. Otherwise it’s 10 mins to play on our phone. Not exactly taxing.

  39. SusanRagain says:

    These 2 are so desperate for attention they will or do anything just for the press.
    I vow to ignore them from this day forward.
    Be gone.

  40. Monica says:

    Now that Tori and Dean are splitting up, these two apparently see a vacancy.

    • Shanaynay says:

      And I just saw TS is in a new TV show on MTV “Messy” I think that’s what it is called with Snooky. I just can’t. That’s certainly a TV show I won’t be watching. I don’t anticipate it doing well. I think it’s along the lines of Tiffani (Amber) Thiessen’s show.

  41. Slippers4 life says:

    SNL, if you’re reading these comments, I’d love to see what you’d do with a parody of this couple. Would be hard to make them likeable,.but I feel like Pete Davidson, if he’s coming back, would do a great impression of Dax Shephard. He doesn’t get enough credit for his impressions. I feel like Hiedi Gartner could do the cloying phoniness of Kristen Bell, but I can also see Kristen Bell demanding she play herself while Punkie Johnson interviews them.

  42. HelloThere! says:

    I love KB. They are just trying to bring the attention to them because MK and AK we’re getting thrown under the bus for comments made on Dax podcast. People keep asking them about it, that’s why it’s being talked about still.

    That being said, to the comment up thread about their daughter wearing diapers until she was 6….nighttime diapers and 24/7 diapers are totally different things. Are you a parent? You can’t train a kid at night. I have two and my oldest wears a nighttime easy up and my two year old wakes up at night to pee and has never worn a nighttime diaper. Let’s no shame little kids, by using their name on the internet for something they have no control over. Okay?

  43. Ann says:

    I don’t know why this is such a hot celeb topic. I guess life is so boring we must resort to bathing talk?

  44. Kate says:

    Smelling like vinegar – I can’t get past that. Seems to me like it has gone too far at that point.

    Also, my kids NEED a bath daily. They spend so much time outside in dirt (not to mention normal sweating) I can’t imagine sending them to bed without at least a quick soap down.

    These two seem lazy.

    • North of Boston says:

      Yeah when your body smells like that, like when your mouth smells stale or gross, it’s an indication that stuff is going on, or about to go on, that is not good. And that you need to up your hygiene game before the bacteria get ahead of you and start breaking down skin, gums, etc. even in healthy kids, especially in a warm climate area.

      I’ve provided personal care for an elderly person, and routine bathing (ie sponge baths or showers) is SO important to prevent skin issues, even if there hasn’t been a particular “mess” – just sweat, skin cell slough off, friction, heat, skin microbes can be enough to kick off something you don’t want.

  45. whybother says:

    they sell body care line but not using it for their children
    I wont buy it if I’m part of the target group ngl
    and I guess expensive vinegar smells different cause my vinegar smells pungent 😁😁

  46. Lala11_7 says:

    Children aren’t really good at cleaning their bottoms…which is the MAIN REASON I believe in bathing Children EVERYDAY…heck that’s the MAIN REASON I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD BATHE EVERYDAY!

    I just…

  47. dina says:

    so tired of these two, omgggggg

  48. Brandy says:

    Has anyone brought up the fact that diabetics often smell of vinegar? While I’m not suggesting the Bell kids are diabetic, it can’t be medically sound to have your stinky kids smell like something so distinctive. Gross dirty butts, sure. I also have to wonder what their play clothes smell like. A stinky body getting into clean clothes still smells like a stinky body. A stinky body getting into stinky clothes, and you’re risking a Stage 5 Stink Fest.