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Kristen Bell and her husband Dax Shepard have been candid about parenting. Really candid. Though the couple are not comfortable sharing pictures of their children. It seems like nothing else is really off limits.
The couple have two daughters, Lincoln and Delta. In 2016, Dax opened up with Jimmy Kimmell about how he panicked when he thought his wife was pregnant for a third time. "I freaked out. It was so bad,” he confessed before explaing he then had a vasectomy.
In 2018, Bell revealed in an episode of her web series Momsplaining that she had to breastfeed her husband because it was a frickin’ emergency. She had mastitis, which is basically plugged milk ducts that cause painful inflammation and even infection. Dax unblocked them by nursing from her and spitting into a cup.
All this to say, they aren't shy.
During the latest episode of Momsplaining with Kristen Bell, where Bell is joined by Maya Rudolph and Casey Wilson, who are also moms. They tackle mom-judgment in an open discussion about the perils of motherhood. Bell goes on to explain in a candid moment that her 5½-year-old daughter Delta was "still in diapers."
“My oldest daughter at 21 months, we merely suggested that she us the toilet in the other room and [she] never wore another diaper beyond that,” she begins. “We were lying in bed giggling about this, my husband (Dax) and I, like, ‘Why does everyone make a big deal out of this potty training? It’s so easy. Just tell the kid to use the toilet.’”
“Currently, my youngest is 5 and a half, still in diapers.”
Rudolph replied, “It’s real relative, isn’t it?”
Bell agreed, saying, “Yes, because every kid is so different.”
You can watch the episode below.
In a series of tweets Kristen Bell later clarified that what was left out of the story was that her daughter was "only in diapers at night, which is pretty normal for a 5 yr old who's tiny bladder cant take the 10 hr challenge yet :)"
In another tweet, she explained, "I also dont think its humiliating if ur kid wears diapers late. Everyone is different." "My 5yr old wouldn't be embarrassed even if she was in diapers during the day!" Bell added. "She's confident & goofy & doesn't see anything about her beautiful unique self something to apologize for. Xo"