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Images: Virtual parenting with Eccky

Site lets parent wannabes create a virtual baby based on personal characteristics and then raise the child.
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Eccky Web site

The Eccky Web site, which is in Dutch, offers parent wannabes the chance to create a virtual baby based on personal characteristics and then raise the child.

Virtual parents rack up points toward raising a healthy, happy adult over six days, when the game officially ends.

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Activities with "baby"

The Eccky Web site offers examples of what you can do with your "baby"--including caring for it via cell phone and picking out clothes for it.

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