Lots of Moms Bathing the Kids Too Much

Mother with small daughter in bathroom at home, having fun in bath.

Photo: Getty Images

After word broke that Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis just don't bathe that often, followed by Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard admitting that sometimes they don't bathe the kids until they stink, we decided to look into the science of bathing and just how often we should be doing it.

The American Academy of Dermatology notes that children between the ages 6 to 11 only need baths one to two times per week. Unless the child tromps through the mud, goes swimming, or gets sweaty, the AAD says there is no reason to bathe the child. In fact, it is noted that proper hand washing is all that is needed on a daily basis, and bathing can be reserved to a once-a-week affair.

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content