Kristen Bell shared a tidbit of information about her family vacation that was very disconcerting for some fans.
While camping in Glamis, California, the mother of Lincoln, 5, and Delta, 3, admitted the daily bath routine doesn’t always apply to camping trips for her children.
“The Good Place” actress shared an Instagram photo from the Glamis Sand Dunes and told fans her kids hadn’t bathed in days.
Bell captioned her post:
Caked with sand on every inch, unshowered for 5 days, and loving that sand dune life #glamis #camping.
The photo showed the girls from the back in bathing suits playing with toys in the sand.
However, when it came to talking about her children not bathing, some fans sounded off on the “Bad Moms” star. Commenters on Facebook and Instagram wrote:
Five days no shower. I don’t care who you are, bath your child after a day at the beach. This child went to bed sandy and God only knows what else. Bet dear mommy took a bath or shower ever day.(Or did she?). You need to take better care of your child.
I’m sorry – gross. Take a bath
5 days?! The stank is real.
Unshowered for 5 days. Maybe Amazon can send a drone with some moist towelettes …
Others, however, suggested fewer baths may actually be beneficial. Commenters wrote:
Showers are overrated! Build up their immune systems for another few days!!!
Enjoy!!! Camping is the best:)
Adventure and exploration dirt is the best kind of dirt.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), it’s actually okay for parents to let their kids skip a bath. In a report Dermatologist, Robert Sidbury of the University of Washington School of Medicine wrote:
Most children only need a bath a few times a week.
For children, a few germs here and there are healthy, as this is how their bodies learn to fight off bacteria and build stronger immune systems.
It seems that Bell may have a more progressive approach to bathing her kids.