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jQuery | :first-child Selector
  • Last Updated : 26 Feb, 2021
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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: 
 

 

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