It’s hard to imagine rich and famous parents getting down to the business of changing dirty diapers, but even though they may have round the clock childcare and nannies, diaper changing is a task that will inevitably fall on celebrity moms and dads at one point or another!
Celeb parents certainly run the gamut when it comes to talking dirty about the highs and lows of diaper duty. Coldplay frontman and daddy to Apple 6, and Moses, 4 Chris Martin proclaims changing his kid’s diapers is “rewarding,” while Jerry O’Connell lives in fear of “explosive number twos!”
Click below to see what some of your favorite stars have to say about tending to baby’s business themselves, and diaper talk in general!
We recently spotted Russian model/actress Milla Jovovich buying Pampers diapers for her 2 year-old daughter, Ever Gabo. Jovovich gave People the intimate details of her potty-training experience with Ever saying,
Russians are pretty serious about potty training. We’ve had Ever on the potty since she was like, four months old. Every time she drinks, every time she eats, like half an hour after, she’s on the potty. I just have to be super on it.
The rock star duo and parents to Kingtson, 4 and Zuma, 20 months have their hands full with two adorable heartbreakers. Fashion icon mom Gwen ironically says of her trend-setting tots,
Honestly, my favorite thing is when they’re just wearing diapers. I think that’s when they look the best!
Chris Martin could be every bleary-eyed mom’s new best friend with his statement:
Men should always change diapers. It’s a very rewarding experience. It’s mentally cleansing. It’s like washing dishes, but imagine if the dishes were your kids, so you really love the dishes.
We have more to admire Ali Landry for, other than her beauty. She says of her daughter Estela, now 2 1/2,
She’s loving school. She’s always been a very inquisitive child. I felt like she was really bored at home. So I started going with her when she was 1 ½ . She had to be potty trained so we got her out of diapers before she was 2.
This Pretty Woman is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. The eco mama uses green diapers for her kids and explains,
I use Seventh Generation (chlorine-free, non-toxic) diapers for Finn and Hazel, and then I was turned on to the (plastic-free, flushable) gDiapers” for Henry. “It is flushable, but you’ve got to stir that thing! If you don’t really break it all the way up, it doesn’t go all the way down.
Tiny starlet Nicole Richie is trying to make a big impact on the health of the planet with the eco-friendly, chlorine free diapering regimen she uses for her kids Harlow, 2 and Sparrow, 7 1/2 months, saying,
I use Seventh Generation. And we don’t use baby wipes – we use cloth with water.
Richie also dished on her rocker husband Joel Madden‘s helping hand at home after their daughter Harlow was born, saying,
Joel actually changes more diapers than I do… It’s his time with her. He sings to her… he laughs with her, plays with her. It’s amazing.
Food Network chef and mom Giada De Laurentiis, is mom to daughter Jade, 2. When she first forayed into motherhood she said of her new baby girl,
She smiled for first time yesterday! It sounds so corny – and I remember my friends telling me and me being like, ‘Yeah, yeah, yeah,’ but it’s so special. Especially when you’re sleep deprived and all you do is change poopy diapers, it’s so great to get something in return.
- Freddie Prinze Jr.
With regard to changing 7 month-old daughter Charlotte Grace‘s diapers, Sarah Michelle Gellar‘s baby-daddy and hubby, Freddie Prinze Jr told People he can,
…change a diaper with the best of them. Guys know, we time it! We’re like, ‘Oh, you want us to do it? How fast do you do it in?’ Girls are like, ‘Uhh, I don’t know.’ Guys are like, ‘Forty-six seconds!’
The Sex and the City star spoke very highly of her newborn twins Marion Loretta and Tabitha Hodge, 10 months, Elle in an interview saying,
I love the smell of diapers; I even like when they’re wet and you smell them all warm like a baked good.
Mayim Bialik of 90’s sitcom Blossom fame is now a mother of two sons, Miles, 5 and Frederick, 2. As a spokesperson for Holistic Moms Network she is an advocate of green living, and that includes having her children go diaper-free. She says she uses,
Cloth when we’re out. At home, we use elimination communication, which is used in many places of the world. When I first learned about it I thought it was the craziest thing I’ve ever heard. But it’s being talked about a lot more. It’s a diaper-free movement that’s based on the fact that children give signals. It’s a really profound level of communicating with your child. My second son was dry by 11 months. It’s more potty-training the adult than the kid. And it’s not for everyone, that’s for sure. You need to be with your child all the time to learn the signals. My husband was so skeptical but he became a believer very quickly.
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal is realistic and forgiving when it comes to raising her daughter 3 year-old daughter Ramona with Peter Saarsgard. She told Parade.com,
Shortly before my daughter was born, I had a fantasy that everything was going to be organic and cloth diapers. I think a lot of people are that way. And then, of course, you actually have a child you have to manage in the real world with all the complications that brings.
I do a lot of diapers. It’s amazing how much babies go to the bathroom, number one and number two, and it’s amazing how messy number two is….. The worst is when there is explosive number two and it gets everywhere. God forbid if you are at a restaurant or a mall and there is an explosive number two!
Yes! And yes! More than a few times to both. And [Levi] gets the joke when he pees on me. He laughs. He laughs his butt off! I think I am [good at changing diapers]. I could have a race-off with some other dads out there.
We’d like to see him and Freddie Prinze Jr. square off!
Singer Ricky Martin now has a different kind of La Vida Loca, raising his twin sons Matteo and Valentino. He is a hands-on dad, sharing with regard to fatherhood,
…I’m doing this on my own because I don’t want to miss a moment… but I’m the one who changes the diapers, the one that feeds them, the one that bathes them, the one that puts them to sleep. For any parent, the first couple of months tend to get a little bit intense.
- Vin Diesel
Of course I do diapers. What do you take me for?
Seal is a wonderful daddy. He never minded changing diapers, he loves to sing lullabies and he’s always 100% there. We have that in common as parents…
- Jon Heder
The Napoleon Dynamite star told People with regard to changing his daughter Evan Jane‘s diaper,
I didn’t realize changing diapers was going to be as fun. That was actually the thing I was most apprehensive about, but now it’s like, ‘Let’s change a diaper! I hope she’s made a doodoo, so I can just change it.
- Katherine Heigl
Grey’s Anatomy star Katherine Heigl says that her husband Josh Kelly is an amazing dad to their 1 year-old daughter Naleigh,
I really could not have imagined a better father for [Naleigh]. She’s the luckiest little kid. We call him “Disneyland Dad” because as soon as he comes in it’s just fun and happiness — and she rides around the room on his shoulders. He’s [also] fantastic with diapers, food, naptime, playtime – he’s got it all.
Tori Spelling‘s husband, and father of their two kids, Liam, 3 and Stella, 1 1/2, Dean McDermott, says they could use a change of scenery from non-stop diaper duty,
We need a diaper break. There’s a lot of diapers and a lot of poop in our life right now.
Taye Diggs is a proud papa when it comes to his son Walker Nathaniel‘s diaper business. He gushes,
It is love, let me tell you, his diapers are no joke. But even then I’m such a proud father I’m like, ‘Good for you! Good for you little man!’