Designated portions of the Fray Doll are intentionally designed to unravel (fray). The process of fraying is an interesting one in that it does not happen immediately, but rather a thread will loosen with a playtime here, a group of threads will loosen with a washing there. In the same way that your child at two-weeks-old is quite different from how they are at three-years-old, your child’s doll will be different at two-weeks, versus year-three, versus year-fourteen. It may take some time for your child’s doll to reach its full fray capacity. Do not rush this process — just like your child, your child’s doll will get to where it needs to be in its own time.