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

Syntax: 

$("selector:first-child")

It selects and returns the first child element of its parent element.

Example 1: In this example, we select the first paragraph element and set its background color to green.

HTML

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

                    

Output:

Example 2: The below example shows how the first child <p> will be selected of two different div elements and styled using jQuery.

HTML

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


Last Updated : 14 Dec, 2023
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