September 07, 2016 09:00 PM

Ben McKenzie and Morena Baccarin are “finally sleeping” six months after welcoming daughter Frances Laiz, and it’s thanks to one special person: their night nurse!

“It’s so great,” the new dad, 37, said during an appearance on Live! with Kelly Wednesday.

So what exactly is a night nurse? Explained the Gotham star, “They stay up with the baby the first couple of weeks when the baby is really up all the time.

“They’re basically — they wake up my lady to get her to feed the baby — but between times when the baby can be cranky and fussy, they’re on it,” he said.

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McKenzie has taken on other tasks, he said, including diaper changing.

“It’s pretty magical,” The O.C. alum said of fatherhood.

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The star and Baccarin — whose romance was revealed in September of last year — welcomed Frances in March. Baccarin is already a mom to Julius, 2½, with ex-husband Austin Chick.

And Baccarin is totally proud of McKenzie’s daddy skills, telling PEOPLE earlier this year, “Ben’s the sweetest.”

Lindsay Kimble

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