Are Ottoman Beds Safe?

by Dylan Bowen June 08, 2022 3 min read

Are ottoman beds safe?

This would be a personal preference when a person would have to decide if you would like to purchase an ottoman bed, and why they are so great?

An ottoman bed would provide you with some storage that would be great in your room and the assembly is easy. Some warnings would come with the bed, and this would be mainly important for parents which is that you should plan to get it for the kid’s room.

Is the ottoman safe or dangerous?

The ottoman is safe and convenient for the use of adults. However, this bed wouldn’t be recommended to be used in the children’s bedroom. During the manufacturing of the bed, the spring lifting mechanism would require the use of gas which is the aid of metal frames for the side. This is important as without the support of the springs is not strong enough then the bed could collapse.

Everyone would know that the ottoman beds are a great option for beds when it comes to storage space. You could also consider the other platform beds too as storage beds come in a variety of styles like a divan drawer system, an ottoman can be lifted and will give you a large storage capacity.

For safety, it would depend on the construction of the bed. It has sturdy gas struts and a non-slipping base, as you would know that the ottoman bed is good at saving space.

Are ottoman beds safe for children?

The dangers would come from the mechanism of the ottoman bed. As the mechanism is used the gas lift mechanism is within the base of the bed, which is under the mattress that is mounted up to keep you up in the air. Underneath the base of the bed as if you have a small space this convenient storage is the most desirable in kids’ rooms.

But remember that children love adventures so you would always have to do a lookout, as their main game that they would play is hide and seek. Moreover, there still be accidents you can’t avoid the inevitable. Children can entrap part of their body like the head, hand, or feet inside of the base of the bed. This causes serious injuries that would need immediate treatment.

This is an important investment in high-quality ottoman beds. As ottoman is strong enough. The weight of the base and the mattress falls on the gas spring, the gas spring isn’t sturdy enough then the whole assembly will collapse. This is a big hazard not just for kids but a whole family can get hurt.

Now the main question you must be asking is how heavy would the ottoman bed be? If the ottoman bed is heavy this would depend mostly on the mattress on the bed. Even with a lightweight mattress on top, the ottoman bed would need to be strong and sturdy hands even some strength to lift.

The metal frame and the gas spring are on each side, as this would require an adult to hoist it with two hands. The weight of the mattress on top is the weight that you would have to lift in total. As a person would be able to lift from 50 kilos to 80 kilos.

Another factor that you should keep in mind is the heaviness of the ottoman when you try to lift which could also depend on the size of the bed. There is a rule of thumb is that the heavier the mattress and bigger the size of the bed, that would take more strength to lift the bed.

Dylan Bowen
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