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Initial post: Nov 30, 2012 6:59:01 AM PST
M. Wilson says:
My two year old spent over 100.00 dollars on videos in one day, I don't wanna take my card off I like the convenience of not having to put it in when I buy something, but is there a way to password protect it

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:01:25 AM PST
Yes. It's in settings.

The 2-year-old can probably point it out.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:01:36 AM PST
Yes, but my gut reaction is, how did a 2 year old get their hands on something that could cost you $100.00 or more if left alone with it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:02:51 AM PST
If the OP doesn't do something quickly, the kid will lock HIM out of the thing!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:04:11 AM PST
LOL! Well, there is that. =)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:04:37 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
You can click on Help at the top of the screen, find the bit about Kindle Help, find the specific Fire model you own and then look through the help screens.

I think you first need to not leave the 2 year old alone with the Fire for so long that he/she was able to purchase $100 in videos.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 7:06:32 AM PST
CBRetriever says:
you can just block any and all purchases

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 7:07:02 AM PST
I would recommend the Durabolt 3000.

Oh, you don't mean lock them out of your house? My bad.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:07:59 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
Hahahaha! Isn't that the truth!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:09:40 AM PST
Available where?

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 7:15:48 AM PST
M. Wilson says:
This was a simple question about lockin out purchases, it was not a question about parenting, I allow my two year old to watch videos on my kindle and durning this she accidentally choose videos that are not on Prime, my bad maybe if I would have taught her to read ...

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 7:17:02 AM PST
M. Wilson says:
Thank you to the people who simply answered my question

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:17:25 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
Maybe you should have looked into this before letting a 2 year old play with something that is not meant for a toddler. BTW, the glass on the front of the Fire is breakable. You might want to watch little princess a bit better even with parental controls.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:17:52 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
You can lock out purchases. Click Help at the top of the page, then Kindle on the left menu. Look for your model Fire, and read the FAQ and User Guide.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:18:14 AM PST
quilt lover says:
You might want to delete all your posts and walk away calmly. This cannot end good. Seriously, how could it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:18:54 AM PST
Well, you posted it on the Internet where anybody can see & then respond.

I think you got what you deserved. You were irresponsible & it cost you $100. Lesson learned, hopefully.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:19:08 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
I haven't looked at the videos for toddlers, but I'm stunned he left his 2 yo alone long enough buy $100 worth.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:20:03 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
That's what I'm thinking. One video I can see, maybe two videos but $100 worth?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:20:33 AM PST
Yes, because the next thing you know, she'll be on here all upset, because her little princess is bleeding, because she got up with the KF, fell & the glass broke & cut her.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:20:55 AM PST
M. Wilson says:
I didn't leave her alone for so long!! She was watching videos and she is very intelligent and decided she wanted to watch something else which was not on prime ...

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:21:34 AM PST
Sage advice, ole wise one.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:22:39 AM PST
Just Peachy says:
What video cost $100?
I wouldn't leave a 2 year old alone with a Fire at all! Not even to go to the bathroom. Nope, not at all.

The most intelligent, well-behaved 2 year old is still destructive.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:23:31 AM PST
Cassie Anne says:
That's a lot of loosely supervised time for a 2 yo, IMO. Even I (an aunt, not a mom) had a spidey sense that told me when my neice and nephews were being too quiet.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:23:43 AM PST
M. Wilson says:
I don't care if its not ment for toddlers that was not my question, and she is a princess thanks for noticing !!:)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 7:24:20 AM PST
Right. Did this surprise you?
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