Kristen Bell says her 5 1/2-year-old daughter is ‘still in diapers’

Kristen Bell has two daughters with her husband Dax Shepard.

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Kristen Bell has two daughters with her husband Dax Shepard.
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  • Kristen Bell revealed that her 5 1/2-year-old daughter Delta is “still in diapers” on Wednesday’s episode of “Momsplaining With Kristen Bell.”
  • She said that her daughter Lincoln, now 7, began using the toilet at 21 months old.
  • However, the actress shared that Delta has taken longer to potty train and still wears diapers, but later clarified in a tweet that she only wears them at night.
  • “Every kid is so different,” Bell explained.
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Kristen Bell said that her 5 1/2-year-old daughter Delta still wears diapers during Wednesday’s episode of “Momsplaining With Kristen Bell.”

In the midst of a discussion with Maya Rudolph and Casey Wilson about the challenges of raising children, the 39-year-old actress spoke about her contrasting experiences potty training her and Dax Shepard‘s two daughters: Lincoln, 7, and Delta, 5.

“My oldest daughter, at 21 months, we merely suggested that she use the toilet in the other room,” she explained. “Never wore another diaper beyond that.”

Because Lincoln had such an easy time transitioning from diapers to the toilet, Bell and Shepard thought they were off the hook with potty training.

“We were lying in bed giggling about this, my husband 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,'” she told Rudolph and Wilson.

“Currently, my youngest is 5 1/2, still in diapers,” Bell revealed.

After listening to the “Good Place” actress’ experience, Rudolph responded, “It’s real relative, isn’t it?”

Bell said, “Yes, because every kid is so different.”

According to Healthline, the average age children start potty training is 27 months, however most children begin the process between 18 months and 3 years of age.

(Watch at the 2:45 mark below.)

On Friday, Bell clarified that her daughter only wears diapers at night, though.

When a fan tweeted that her niece also had trouble potty training, the actress responded, “My daughter doesn’t wear diapers during the day, just at night cuz her tiny bladder isnt up for the 10 hr challenge yet :).”

She also replied to people’s concern that Delta would later be embarrassed by her mom’s statements.

In response to one follower, she wrote, “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! She’s confident & goofy & doesn’t see anything about her beautiful unique self something to apologize for. Xo.”

During the “Momsplaining” segment, Bell, Rudolph, and Wilson also continued to share some of their most memorable parenting errors.

When it was her turn, the “Veronica Mars” actress recalled the moment when Delta tried to join the family’s game of four square. However, Bell admitted that she unintentionally served a volleyball “directly into her nose.”

“We had three friends over at the time. They were all horrified, and I couldn’t do anything but laugh,” she recalled.

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I am raising women who are not afraid to disagree. Not for disagreements sake, but rather to use their voice when they need to. To not be afraid to speak up and be clear when they have something valuable to add. To participate. To lean in. To be insightful and lead with kindness. To use their gut and ethics to make decisions that sometimes fall outside the lines or buck the system. To be, as @adamgrant says "a disagreeable giver who challenges the status quo in order to improve it." A few weeks ago I bought them RBG dissent collars. (Mainly so I could know when they are feeling particularly disagreeable, they'd put it on in the morning so I'd have a heads up). Now they wear them with pride, like strong females who know when they can add their point of view, with confidence. I'm very proud to be a mother to these two. Thank you @daxshepard for being the magic ingredient to their recipe. I'm forever grateful. Happy mothers day to all the moms out their with disagreeable kids. We are gonna be so grateful for their confidence the day they start to run the world.

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While Bell has owned up to some of her own mothering blips and even admitted that homeschooling her children has been “absolutely miserable,” her daughters have previously taken it upon themselves to share their own opinions about their mother.

The “Bad Moms” actress recently shared a photo of Lincoln’s first opinion essay, which the 7-year-old elected to write about her mother’s behavior toward her.

Lincoln’s grid included the phrase, “How my mommy reacts to me,” as the thesis of her essay. She surrounded the topic with supporting evidence such as “Bad reactions,” “No patience,” “Stern voice,” and, “Doesn’t believe in me.”

After examining her daughter’s outline, Bell wrote, “Trying to get my 1st grader to write her first opinion essay, and was quite impressed with the topic she chose as she presented her grid with opinion and evidence. Touche my young lass. Touche.”

This post has been updated to include Bell’s tweet.

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