Do you have a degu-proofed room you could let them roam in? Like maybe a bathroom or even a walk-in closet? A bathtub with tall sides could also work temporarily. Then you could sit with them and let them come to you on their own terms.
In general, though, young degus are not going to sit still for long or cuddle. They'd rather run around and play. They'll calm down a bit as they age but degus are active creatures