Two weeks ago, we transitioned our six month old from bedsharing (and nursing all night) to his own room. He is doing very well, nursing just once per night, but he's crying a lot at bedtime (anywhere from 10 to 40 minutes, usually with one check). He goes down awake for all his naps with no issue at all (and has been since he was three months old), but bedtime is so different for some reason.
I think he naps fairly well for his age, about 3 to 3.5 hours total over three naps, with the last nap ending around 4:30/4:45 usually and 2 to 2.5 hours awake between naps. I've been trying to put him down for bedtime between 2.25 to 2.5 hours after he wakes from his last nap, but he usually doesn't fall asleep until 7:45 or so. Any tips to get him down less crying? We've tried earlier bedtimes on days his naps have ended early, but he usually just cries for even longer on those days. Thanks!