Toddler makes $2400 online shopping order from mum's phone

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A family was left utterly confused when parcels kept being delivered to their door, before realising their tech-savvy toddler was behind the shopping spree.

Madhu Kumar had added a bunch of items to her cart through Walmart's online store, but she never purchased any of them.

However, earlier in January, the items she had in her cart started showing up to her New Jersey home. Ms Kumar asked her two eldest children and her husband who had purchased them — but none of them had.

The online shopping orders kept arriving at the Kumar family's home. Source: NBC New York
The online shopping orders kept arriving at the Kumar family's home. Source: NBC New York

Eventually the family figured out 22-month-old Ayaansh was behind the purchases, using his mother's phone to spend around $1700 ($A2380) as her payment details were saved on her phone, News 12 reported.

“He just went to the cart and whatever was there, boom, he just clicked and all payments just went through,” Ayaansh's father Pramod Kumar told News 12.

Fortunately, the family explained the situation to Walmart and will be able to return some of the furniture they don't want or need, but they are planning on keeping some.

As for Ayaansh, he's lucky to have doting parents.

"He’s so little, he’s so cute, we were laughing that he ordered all this stuff," Ms Kumar told NBC News New York.

Ayaansh, who is just 22-month-old was behind the shopping spree. Source: NBC New York
Ayaansh, who is just 22-month-old was behind the shopping spree. Source: NBC New York

Ayaansh was born amid the Covid-19 pandemic, so he has watched his mum, dad and two older siblings work from home.

A NBC New York reporter gave Ayaansh their phone during the interview and the toddler was able to do several things, including send his mother an email.

The parents have decided it would be best to have some tough passwords or facial recognition on their phones so Ayaansh doesn't go on another shopping spree.

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