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Parents often ask “should my baby be doing XYZ (skill not yet developed) by now?” Babies will often do things in their own time and in their own way. Some walk sooner, some talk sooner, but doctors have identified guidelines for when a child should hit certain developmental marks along the way. The American Academy of Pediatrics Ages & Stages guidelines are broken down by age category, and list certain milestones that children should be reaching across a range of developmental areas.