Kristen Bell Shares Her 5-Year-Old Daughter Wears Diapers

“Every kid is so different.”
ByNehal Aggarwal
Associate Editor
Published
May 2020
actress kristen bell during an interview
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Every parent knows that children are all different. What was easy with your first child may not be easy with your second child and vice versa. It’s true for almost anything, from dealing with a picky eater to toilet training—just ask actress Kristen Bell. In the latest episode of her show, “Momsplaining with Kristen Bell,” the actress revealed that her younger daughter, now 5 and a half years old, still wears diapers.

The subject came up when Bell read the following tweet from a fan, “I’m tired of new moms always saying their baby is such a good baby.” While discussing the topic with her guests Maya Rudolph and Casey Wilson, Bell shared, “My oldest daughter, at 21 months, we merely suggested that she use the toilet in the other room. Never wore another diaper beyond that. And we were lying in bed giggling, my husband and I, like, why does everybody make such a big deal out of potty training? It’s so easy, just tell the kid to use the toilet.” She then paused and added, “Currently, my youngest is five and a half, still in diapers.”

“It’s real relative, isn’t it?” Rudolph asked, to which Bell replied, “Yes, because every kid is so different.”

The three moms then shared their favorite “sh*t show moments from parenting. Rudolph revealed the time she showed up for a birthday party on the wrong day; Wilson shared the time her son took of his diaper at a play structure while on a beach vacation and peed on everyone below him; and Bell shared a story of, while playing four square, she wound up serving the ball straighter into her younger daughter’s face.

“We had three friends over at the time; they were all horrified, and I couldn’t do anything but laugh,” Bell said.

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