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Learn how to create Nintendo Accounts for kids so the whole family can participate in the My Nintendo Rewards Program and earn their own My Nintendo points.


The My Nintendo Rewards Program gives you a chance to earn points that can be used to obtain discounts, digital content, and other rewards.

A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem My Nintendo points. Parents and guardians can create and manage individual Nintendo Accounts for children ages 12 and younger. This lets everyone in the family have fun earning and redeeming My Nintendo points on their own accounts, while letting you stay in control of the family group.

Parents, here’s how you can get your child set up:


Step 1:

Log in to your Nintendo Account at If you don’t yet have one, you need to create an account for yourself first.


Step 2:

Select “Family group” from the menu on the left. Select “Add member,” then “Create an account for a child” to add a child under 12 to your family group.


Step 3:

Enter the child’s date of birth.


Step 4:

When you create the first Nintendo Account for a child age 12 or younger, it will require you to provide verifiable parental consent. This is done by processing a one-time $.50 charge using your credit card. Once this charge is processed, you may add accounts for additional children to the family group with no additional verification required. (There can be up to 8 members total in a Nintendo Account family group.)


Step 5:

After the consent process has been completed, you can create additional accounts at any time.

Your child’s Nintendo Account will appear in the “Family group” area of your account settings. You can adjust settings such as purchase restrictions for Nintendo eShop and for each account.

Note: Gamer handles, or online names, shouldn't include any identifying information, such as their age or actual name. Remember to share the User ID and password with your child so they can use the account.


Step 6:

You’ll receive an email notification any time a purchase is made on a Nintendo gaming system, the Nintendo Game Store, or via a Nintendo smartphone app using the child's account.


A note about family groups:

Keep in mind that you’ll only see the “Add member” option on your Nintendo Account settings page if you are the admin of your family group.

If this option isn’t appearing and you are part of a family group already, check to see who the admin of the group is. The admin will need to either add the new member or transfer the admin rights to you before you can continue. To be an admin, you must be at least 18 years old. 

To learn more about different roles within family groups, visit Support.

Related resources:

How to Link a Nintendo Network ID to a Nintendo Account

Where to create a Nintendo Account

My Nintendo Rewards Program 

Nintendo Account Family Group


Note that you can also create accounts for children between the ages of 13 and 17 without the one-time verified parental consent fee. Visit your Nintendo Account page to get started.



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