Cribs for Kids, a nonprofit promoting safe sleeping environments for babies, has retained private consulting firm Murphy Strategic Consulting to handle crib-related consumer safety issues on Capitol Hill.

Cribs for Kids

Cribs for Kids was formed to educate the public and the health community on safe sleeping practices for babies and infant sleep-related deaths, such as accidental suffocation, asphyxia and sudden infant death syndrome. The Pittsburgh-based nonprofit, which was founded in 1998, also provides support for the families who’ve lost children from these types of deaths and partners with organizations to donate portable cribs to low income families.

Cribs for Kids has hired Murphy Strategic Consulting to advocate for funding, education and research on SIDS-related issues, according to lobbying registration documents filed with Congress in March.

Murphy Strategic Consulting is led by Sheila Murphy, who was formerly senior policy advisor to Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD). She also served as legislative director to Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Tom Carper (D-DE) and Ben Nelson (D-NE).

Prior to founding Murphy Strategic Consulting, Murphy was senior director at advocacy organization Save the Children Action Network.