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All excellent advice, thanks so much everyone!
Yes, I think I have been reinforcing his nervous behaviour by trying to reassure him in the tub. I think I will be doing more silent tubbing, or maybe even put some music on while we have bath time.
The rubber mat in the tub is a great idea -- I will definitely do that (and will also benefit me as I'm accident-prone and tend to slip and fall in the tub often myself! haha).
As for the conditioner, I have noticed that putting it on my hands or on a brush definitely makes a different. I'll try the towel over the face while I do it though, and see if that makes a difference.
Any thoughts on whether to condition and rinse or just spray diluted conditioner? Freddie tends to look greasy when I use conditioner in the tub, but his hair is also getting longer and I've found a mat from time to time lately. He's got a very soft coat naturally, but I am just trying to eliminate tangling...lightweight conditioner?