I don't understand what the big deal is. I bring my almost 8 yo boy in with me all the time.
He goes In , does his business and leaves. He has no intention of wanting to see what anyone has.
I do feel parents should be teaching their kids to be descreat in the situation. There's nothing wrong with facing a wall, if need be.
But I do highly disagree with having the 8 yo stand outside alone in a public place while parent goes in to pee.
All because of what? Some guy might get uncomfortable with a girl in the bathroom. Or vice versa.
Listen, shit happens. It's not a big deal. Most 8 yo's don't have a clue about sex... If that's what your worried about.
Truthfully- idc how uncomfortable it makes anyone feel. My son will descreatly come in with me. Probably for another year or two, if need be. Not leaving him alone outside for some sicko to snatch.