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jQuery | :first-child Selector

  • Last Updated : 08 Sep, 2021

It is a jQuery Selector used to select every element that is the first child of its parent.
Syntax: 
 

$(":first-child")

Return Value: It selects and returns the first child element of its parent.
Example-1: 
 

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<h1>
  <center>
    Geeks 
  </center>
  </h1>
  
<head>
    <script src=
  </script>
    <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("p:first-child").css(
              "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
<div>
      
<p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
  
      
<p>jQuery</p>
  
      
<p>First Child Selector</p>
  
</div>
</body>
  
</html>

Output: 
 

Example-2: 
 



html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<h1>
  <center>
    Geeks 
  </center>
  </h1>
  
<head>
    <script src=
  </script>
    
  <script>
        $(document).ready(function() {
            $("p:first-child").css(
              "background-color", "green");
        });
    </script>
</head>
  
<body>
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
          
<p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
  
          
<p>jQuery</p>
  
    </div>
    <br>
  
    <div style="border:1px solid;">
          
<p>Geeks for Geeks</p>
  
          
<p>jQuery</p>
  
          
<p>First Child Selector</p>
  
    </div>
  
    <div>jQuery:First Child Selector</div>
  
</body>
  
</html>

Output: 
 

Supported Browsers:

  • Google Chrome 90.0+
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • Firefox 3.6
  • Safari 4.0
  • Opera 10.5



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