I sit in with mine when it gets dark, they’re in a room in my house, because I hate to hear them chirp so loud. They snuggle into my hair but even then it takes until my butt falls asleep for them to settle. Then when I move they’re back awake again. I keep putting stuffies in with them hoping that’ll help because they have a stuffed duck they love. I gave them some dog toys today and they snuggled up to them. It was affordable.I had the same problem, but was too soft to let them cry it out!
I would move the entire brooder (a storage tub) into the hallway, which was darker than the living room, but not completely dark. I'd let them snuggle on my arms until they fell asleep, then would gently put them back in the brooder. They'd generally wobble over to the heating plate, and fall asleep again. I also kept a cardboard piece on top to cut down on light.
It sounds like a chore, but they were so cute. They vied to snuggle in my elbows, too. In the end, it worked out, because it was really easy to transition to the coop. They'd still snuggle, and I would just put them on the ramp, and in they went.