Add money to your child's Microsoft account

Applies to: Microsoft account

Help kids shop responsibly by adding money to their Microsoft accounts, so they can buy what they want, without spending too much.

  • Go to and sign in with your Microsoft account.
  • Find your child’s name and select More options > Spending > Add money and follow the instructions. There are several preset amounts to choose from. Your Microsoft account balance and gift cards are non-transferable to another person or Microsoft account. For more info, see Microsoft gift cards terms and conditions
  • Turn on Ask a parent to help avoid surprise spending when your child uses credit cards: Find their name, select Content restrictions, then switch Needs adult approval to buy things to On.