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Girl, 3, buys iPad apps, using mum's credit card

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A Sydney toddler bought AU$50 worth of apps using the family iPad, while her parents' backs were turned.

Sienna Leigh, 3, was able to buy some games from the Apple Apps Store, because, her mother, Lisa, 29 says: "It turns out that after you buy one app, which I had bought for her, it doesn't ask for the password straight away, so she's then not played the game I bought for her, [but instead] decided that 'I'm going to go into the app store and buy a whole lot of apps."

Mrs Leigh says she might consider asking for a refund, but as her older children had played the games bought by Sienna, she thinks it unlikely that she would be successful.

Apple told The Age that it was aware of a similar case and the paper has instructions on how to stop other children from buying apps.

Still, it could have been worse: in March, a A four year-old British boy bid £500 for - and won - a bookplate signed by JK Rowling - while playing with his dad's iPhone.

Article updated to correct erroneous information about credit card.

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