first child element javascript
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first child element javascript

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Both these will give you the first child node:

console.log(parentElement.firstChild); // or
console.log(parentElement.childNodes[0]);

If you need the first child that is an element node then use:

console.log(parentElement.children[0]);

javascript get first child element

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var x = document.getElementById("myList").firstChild