Drew Barrymore On Bathing Kids Five To Six Times A Week

“I’m a five-day-a-weeker with a possible sixth day.”

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When will we finally be free?

In case you need a refresher, this very specific (and stinky) facet of celebrity culture arose when Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher went viral for saying they only bathe their kids when they “see dirt on them…Otherwise there’s no point.”

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So, back to Drew. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she shared that she requires her daughters — 7-year-old Frankie and 8-year-old Olive — to bathe daily Monday through Friday. But, on weekends, she’s a “little more relaxed.”

“I’m just looking for balance,” she said. “For me, I’m like, ‘You were at school all day.’ Not in the last two years [because of COVID], but when they were, I’m like, ‘Bath every night.’ Absolutely. On the weekends, it’s like, ‘You’re in the salty ocean. Who cares? You’re fine.’ I guess I’m a five-day-a-weeker with a possible sixth day. Five to six days a week.”

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While salt water has natural cleansing and anti-bacterial properties, a post-swim shower is recommended due to microbes in the ocean. Additionally, many oceans are polluted with runoff, sewage, and other waste.

In addition to opening up about the bathing routine for her kids, Drew explained that she doesn’t think the whole debate is a big deal.

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“These are not necessarily the things I would really flip out on people about right now with everything going on,” she continued. “Hey, you know what? Maybe people need a break. If this is the hot debate, I think people just need a break.”

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Yes, I think we should all take a break (as in not talk about this subject anymore because I’m totally fine living in ignorance of some celeb’s questionable bathing habits!)

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