I Confess: I left my 5-year-old alone and she washed her hair with...Vaseline.

I Confess: I left my 5-year-old alone and she washed her hair with...Vaseline.

A confession from Hello Bello's Mom (aka Kristen Bell)

My daughter Delta is 5 and she has this intense obsession with bathing with her stuffies. She likes to take all of her stuffed animals into the bathtub and in my head, I’m like, this is a cool sensory thing and I’m going to let her do it.

She role-plays with them, so she wants me to leave the room. She’s 5 now so I feel comfortable making dinner in the next room while she plays and I only leave 4 inches of water in the tub.

So she’s in there and I go to get her out, and I go, “Oh, I don’t think you got all the conditioner out.” And she’s like, “No I rinsed it.” And 10 minutes later, as I’m putting her pajamas on, I’m like, “What did you use?!” and Delta replies, “‘The vaseline!”

And how you get it out is this … it was three rounds of Hello Bello shampoo, one round of clarifying shampoo, two rounds of dish soap, and we still had to wait four days because none of that worked. Lesson learned.

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